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  • 152 mm Howitzer Cannon ML-20

  • the mid 30s 152-mm gun mod. 1910/34 years. Manufactured by the factory in Motovilikha, already rather outdated and required the development of new GAU artillery system similar caliber.


  • 152mm howitzer fortress arr. 1909 1909

  • Journal Artillery Committee on March 9, 1909 reviewed the results of the tests at the end of 1908 - beginning of 1909 152-mm howitzers, heavy Krupp factory Rhine (Ehrhardt), Schneider, Skoda and Bofors.


  • 152 mm siege gun mod. 1910

  • If the field artillery of the Russian army was superior to the fighting qualities of the First World War field artillery of the enemy, the Russian heavy artillery consisted mainly of obsolete models of the late XIX century.


  • 152-mm gun Br-2

  • After the Civil War in the USSR there was only a small number of powerful large-caliber guns, for the most part already obsolete.


  • 152-mm self-propelled gun ISU-152

  • Once at the end of 1943 came armed with heavy tank IS-1, based on it decided to create a fully-armored self-propelled. Initially, it met some difficulties: it IS-1 body had markedly narrower than the KV-1S, based on which in 1943 was created heavy self-propelled gun SU-152 with 152-mm howitzer-gun.


  • 152-mm self-propelled gun SU-14-Br-2

  • idea of creating a self-propelled artillery chassis tanks was theoretically proved in England, but the first time she received a practical embodiment of the USSR. In the mid-30s in the Soviet Union built various types of self-propelled guns with powerful guns, but they all fell victim to political squabbles in the country.


  • 152-mm self-propelled gun SU-152

  • autumn of 1942 at the Chelyabinsk Kirov Plant designers headed by LS Troyanov created on the basis of the heavy tank KB-1c self-propelled SU-152 (CV-14), designed for firing at troop concentrations, long-term and strong points armored vehicles.


  • 155 mm Howitzer M1A2 (M114) 1941

  • In the interwar period the U.S. Army was 155-mm howitzer French. Possessing good ballistics, she had odnobrusny carriage and unsprung wheel turn. In order to improve the Americans guns equipped with a bed and sliding it was adapted for mechanized traction.


  • 155-mm gun M1 (M1A1, M2, M59)

  • From a small combat experience gained in the U.S. Army during World War I, the U.S. War Department concluded that there was the need to be armed with analogue French 155-mm gun GPF. Ballistic Data its trunk is considered the best among similar tools belligerent countries, and therefore that the main part of the gun was borrowed unchanged American designers to create their own artillery system.


  • 160-mm mortar MT-13 1943

  • For partial replacement divisional howitzers in 1940 GAC has announced a contest to create a cheaper 160-mm mortar, designed to destroy enemy fortifications on the short-range shooting.


  • 182,9-mm howitzer B. L. 7,2-in

  • Between the two world wars, the rapid development of the Air Force led military leadership. UK to think about the uselessness of heavy artillery since its function could easily take on the aviation Therefore, the production of heavy guns was almost frozen, and with the beginning of World War II, England was in dire need of heavy artillery, forcing a hasty start production of such equipment.


  • 194-mm gun GPF

  • Abbreviation GPF (Grand Puissance, Filloux) in French means a big gun power company Fillo. This instrument was developed by the French firm Colonel Fillo and represents one of the numerous examples of heavy guns created for the French army during the First World War.


  • 200-mm rocket launcher type 4

  • During World War II, the Japanese army and navy acted so haphazardly that preferred to independently develop exactly the same types of weapons, but do not cooperate with each other.


  • 203-mm howitzer D-April 1931

  • During the Winter War with Finland in 1940, Soviet troops were first used heavy artillery to break through heavily fortified enemy defenses. Mannerheim Line is a continuous series of reinforced concrete structures, which housed cannons and machine guns.


  • 203mm howitzer B. L. 8-in Mk. VI 1916

  • After the First World War, United Kingdom, as well as Russia experienced an acute shortage of powerful siege weapons to assault heavily fortified strongholds.


  • 203mm howitzer B. L. 8-in Mk. VII in 1916

  • Britain entered the First World War, having a very small number of heavy guns, so one of its main concerns was to establish the production of such equipment.


  • 203 mm howitzer M1 (M115) 1940

  • United States entered the First World War under its curtain in 1917. American troops arrived in France, had heavy weapons in the form of eight-inch howitzers British Mk Mk VII and VIII, which were manufactured in America by the British orders.


  • 210 mm howitzer 210/22 mod.35 1935

  • the eve of World War II in Italy, as well as Germany, the USSR, Britain, France and Czechoslovakia, decided to upgrade its fleet of heavy guns to retain the status of military power.


  • 211-mm gun K-38

  • idea guns high power concentration in the main areas of ground forces offensive was launched in Russia in 1916 At the same time created the first artillery unit of special purpose, gave union team to break heavily fortified enemy defenses.


  • 240 mm howitzer M1 1923

  • In 1918, the U.S. Army ordered 240-mm (9.45 inch) howitzer from a French arms company, but it turned out to be an instrument so bad that in the end it was decided to remove it from the production and develop new.


  • 240-mm gun St. Chamond

  • This French instrument originally intended as coastal and siege. However, in late 1914, when the need for heavy artillery was extremely high, many of these guns were removed from the forts, and the company Saint-Chamond manufactured for them comfortable enough stationary carriage.


  • 280-mm mortar arr. 1939 Br-May 1939

  • Barrel 280-mm mortars, Br-5 was developed under the guidance of plant Barricades Ivanova. Although mortar Br-5 has not been established, the plant launched its Barricades in gross production.


  • 280-mm mortar St. Chamond

  • Originally French believed that the tank - it's just an armored tracked carrier for the gun, and therefore looking for an opportunity to manufacture as much as possible the heavy guns on crawlers.


  • 300mm launcher machine M-30 1942

  • In May 1942, SKB Compressor Plant Design Group VA Rudnicki on the instructions of the General Directorate of arms Guards mortar units developed a special launcher frame type - starting the machine M-30 for 300-millimeter rockets M-30. For the basis of this very simple launcher were taken German propelling devices arr.


  • 300 mm self-propelled mortar Sturmtiger 1944

  • To combat specific conditions in the city 18 linear tigers from August to December 1944 were converted into several peculiar assault propelled mortars 38cm RW61 auf Sturmmurser Tiger or simply Shturmtigrov (Sturmtiger). Designation under the control of arms has been assigned.


  • 305-mm howitzer Br 18 1940

  • In 1937, the Soviet military delegation visited the factory firm Skoda in Czechoslovakia. The purpose of the visit was to acquire documentation and prototypes artillery systems of high power for their subsequent production in Soviet factories.


  • 305-mm howitzer railway B. L. 12-in

  • During World War II, Britain has designed three variants of the 305-mm (12-inch) railway howitzers. In the first model (Mark 1) stood at 12 long gun calibers, but the army has demanded more long-range artillery systems, and as a result there was 17 Internal cylindrical model Mark 2, firing range which increased from 10 200 to 13 700 meters.


  • 343-mm gun Q. F. 13,5-in

  • During World War I the British troops in France used four rail transporter with 356-mm (14-inch) guns. After the war, shot barrels of guns surrendered to the smelter, and transporters themselves preserved.


  • 400-mm howitzer railway St. Chamond

  • first attempts to create rail guns to defend fortresses French launched in the early 1880s. In 1910, Schneider factory built for Peru 200-mm howitzer, hosted on a rotating pedestal railway platform.


  • 406-mm coastal guns

  • designing new battleships, the U.S. Navy shortly after the First World War began, and the development of new 406-mm (16-inch) guns for them. Washington Conference in 1921, set a limit on the number of American battleships, put an end to those plans, and as a result of the sailors remained as an inheritance several 406-mm guns.




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