German use of railway guns agains't Britain

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German use of railway guns agains't Britain

Post by Christian W. » 24 Sep 2006 01:37

Could someone tell me more about this? I am positive that railway guns were used to shell areas in southmost Britain.

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Post by varjag » 24 Sep 2006 12:58

Christian W. wrote:Could someone tell me more about this? I am positive that railway guns were used to shell areas in southmost Britain.
As far as I know - they only had one railway-gun with that capacity - the 21 Cm K 12.
Ian Hogg writes that a German shell landed at Rainham (near Chatham) in Kent in late 1940. The point of impact was 88 kilometres from the nearest point on the French coast. There were similar fragments of shells - recovered from areas of Dover and Eastbourne....cheers, Varjag

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Post by jopaerya » 24 Sep 2006 17:58

Hi All

According to this German document the 28 cm K 5
(E) could also reach a small part of Britain .
The gun were grouped in Stab z.b. V. Stocker .
Date from the document is 21-07-1942 .

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Post by Kim Sung » 06 Nov 2006 15:06

Bombardment of Dover coast by K5/28cm railway guns started on August 12, 1940. And from December 1940, Germans used K12/21cm guns that reached Kent coast.

I have color photos of K5/28cm and K12/21cm German railway guns firing toward British coast.

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Post by -Spitfire- » 06 Nov 2006 20:25

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This is the K5.

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Post by kstdk » 06 Nov 2006 20:56

Hello

That must be the K12.....K5 was the 28 cm. !!

Have a look here:

http://web.ukonline.co.uk/gaz/pics7.html
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This is the K5.
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Post by Kim Sung » 07 Nov 2006 04:08

K5/28cm German Railway Gun

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Post by -Spitfire- » 07 Nov 2006 18:46

kstdk wrote:Hello

That must be the K12.....K5 was the 28 cm. !!

Have a look here:

http://web.ukonline.co.uk/gaz/pics7.html
-Spitfire- wrote:Image

This is the K5.
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Yes, I see your right. :oops:

Intresting site by the way.

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Post by Kim Sung » 09 Nov 2006 15:06

K12/21cm railway gun fires from Pas de Calais in 1940. Its maximum range was 115km.

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Post by varjag » 09 Nov 2006 21:47

Here we go again...I think that Kim's colour picture is a K5(E), not the K 12, Varjag

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Post by kstdk » 09 Nov 2006 22:19

Hello

Yes indeed....get your K´s right folks :D
varjag wrote:Here we go again...I think that Kim's colour picture is a K5(E), not the K 12, Varjag
It is a K5 on the picture !!!!

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Post by Kim Sung » 10 Feb 2007 17:17

A K12/21cm railway gun fires!

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Post by kstdk » 10 Feb 2007 20:03

Hello

That is...as far as i can see.....also the K5 in the last photo - right ? Not K21 ?

Will try to find a site where all the types are registered - will come back.

Found it:

http://www.railwaygun.co.uk/

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Post by varjag » 11 Feb 2007 00:27

Here's one - but only shows centresection of the K12 and barrel rear end, Varjag

http://www.lemaire.happyhost.org/armes/ ... /1807.html

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Post by Kim Sung » 12 Feb 2007 15:10

Another color photo

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