60cm-Mörser Karl

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Re: 60cm-Mörser Karl

Post by JKernwerk » 28 Dec 2012 19:19

Hi Jos,
Look here;
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karl-Ger%C3%A4t
It seems every gun was unique (seven guns made and seven types).
But all had similarities.
Could this General Karl Becker (the guns are named after him as the Karl Gerät)
be the same one as the Becker that converted many French beute tanks in to Sfl?
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Re: 60cm-Mörser Karl

Post by jopaerya » 05 Jan 2013 12:33

From Ebay a other Morser frame in railway transport .

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Re: 60cm-Mörser Karl

Post by EPOCH3 » 13 Jan 2013 23:32

This configuration is the prototype

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Re: 60cm-Mörser Karl

Post by Sturm78 » 18 Jan 2013 12:18

Hi all,

A camo gun in Sevastopol:

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Re: 60cm-Mörser Karl

Post by jopaerya » 07 Dec 2013 15:17

Here the special tank-crane for the heavy rounds of the gun , picture is from Ebay .

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Re: 60cm-Mörser Karl

Post by schwarzermai » 30 Jan 2014 13:50

hello

in ebay - on the back "Sewastopol"

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Re: 60cm-Mörser Karl

Post by jopaerya » 03 Feb 2015 16:37

Looks the H.Art.Battr. 428 was equipped with the 60 cm Karl-Gerät,
any idea on the Morser used in the H.Art.Battr. 638 ??

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Re: 60cm-Mörser Karl

Post by schwarzermai » 03 Feb 2015 17:02

Hello Jos, "638" had 54 cm Karl-Mörser
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Re: 60cm-Mörser Karl

Post by jopaerya » 03 Feb 2015 17:11

Thanks for your quick reply, Uwe

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Re: 60cm-Mörser Karl

Post by schwarzermai » 03 Feb 2015 17:42

Hello Jos, very interesting is "Volks-Artillerie-Korps 410 (21 cm)" - that means the VI./410 = 21 cm-Wurfmörser 69 -Abteilung

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Re: 60cm-Mörser Karl

Post by jopaerya » 05 Feb 2015 14:27

From Ebay
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Re: 60cm-Mörser Karl

Post by jopaerya » 16 May 2015 14:08

Looks to me a 60 cm Mörser ??

Photo = Ebay

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Re: 60cm-Mörser Karl

Post by Manuferey » 01 Oct 2015 02:36

US soldiers on a destroyed 54 cm version in 1945:

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Re: 60cm-Mörser Karl

Post by biercemountain » 13 Nov 2016 15:09

I was recently watching a documentary show about the capture of the Ludendorff Bridge at Remagen by the Americans and they mentioned the Germans deploying a Karl mortar in an attempt to destroy the bridge. The show said a few shots were fired (which missed) prior to the weapon malfunctioning. Based on Bjorn's operational history at the beginning of this thread, a likely candidate would be "Zui". Could it be that the "malfunction" led to the abandonment of the weapon and its subsequent capture?

Anyone have further info about this deployment?

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Re: 60cm-Mörser Karl

Post by zero_88 » 13 Nov 2016 18:28

The first pic you post is a K5E 28cm.

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