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Erik E
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Post by Erik E » 22 Mar 2002 20:16

Thought you guys wanted to see the world`s largest remaining land based naval turret?
In 1943 The germans completed the Marine küsten-batterie 5/511 in Trondenes, near Harstad in Norway. The batterie was equipped with
4 X 40,6 Cm SKC/34 turrets! The weight of a shell was almost 1200kg, and had a range of incredible 56 Km! One of these turrets are still left as a museum. I visited it during spring 95, as you can see, I could allmost crawl into the barrel....


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Post by MICHAELM82 » 22 Mar 2002 21:41


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Y Ddraig Goch
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Nice Gun!!

Post by Y Ddraig Goch » 22 Apr 2002 14:51

But it would look even better if it were attached to a H-41 battleship!!!
/ Mike

"That which does not kill us makes us stronger"
Friedrich Nietzsche

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