In 1918 the french army made plans for a very long range multichamber gun in response to the german paris gun the paris gun was built by friedrich krupp ag and could bombard paris from german lines over a distance of no less than 125 kilometres 78 mi.
The 155mm52caliber gun fitted to the k9 offers a great fire power by firing projectiles at a rate of six rounds per minute for a maximum range of 41km the howitzer is complemented by k10 fully automatic ammunition resupply vehicle arv.
Span classnews_dtoct 12 2016spannbsp018332german longrange artillery battery this place is located between the allied landing beaches of gold and omaha and was a strategic location for the germans in defending their positions during world war ii.
Just as in world war 1 the artillery piece an all important role during action in world war 2 overview there are a total of 105 ww2 artillery 19391945 in the military factory.
They took wornout naval cannon originally 380 mm 15 inches and inserted an internal rifled tube that reduced the bore size to 210 mm 8 inches the tube was 98 feet long and protruded about 42 feet out of the end of the old gunmuzzle an extension was bolted to the old gunmuzzle to cover and reinforce the lining tube.
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In february 1942 heavy artillery unit e 672 reorganised and went on the march and schwerer gustav began its long ride to the crimea the train carrying the gun was of 25 cars a total length of 15 kilometres 09 mi.