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28 cm Mrs 602(f)

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Manuferey
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Postby Manuferey » 20 May 2012 15:57

Here is a US Army Air Force picture of April 1945 showing a disassembled 28 cm Mrs 602(f) (formerly French “mortier de 280 mm sur chenille St-Chamond”, actually a howitzer) in a bombed Opel’s plant in Russelsheim, Germany. The tracked carriage can be seen behind the barrel and the Canadian war correspondant Margaret Ecker. Note that the marking mentioned in the caption should read “1918 – Le Havre” and not “1918 – Le Harre”.

Do we know if the Germans actually used these SPGs in operation e.g. Leningrad or Sebastopol?

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Postby jopaerya » 20 May 2012 16:07

Hi Emmanuel

On the two lists from the railwayguns :idea: from 31-10-1944 there were
17 X 28 cm Mrs.602 (f) Sf. on stock. But not in active service at that moment .

Regards Jos

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Postby Manuferey » 20 May 2012 16:46

Thanks, Jos.

Emmanuel


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