German big guns in seige of Leningrad

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German big guns in seige of Leningrad

Post by Kelvin » 15 May 2021 15:17

Hi, everyone, I would like to ask if German had deployed units like ARKO 306 as in seige of Sevastopol to seige of Leningrad, in 1942 period, I only know German used 6 x French 400mm railway howitzers and 1 x French 520mm railway gun and possibly Dora 800mm railway gun for seige of Leningrad.

Did German had heavy artillery units for siege of Leningrad, and what guns they had ? thank

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Re: German big guns in seige of Leningrad

Post by Kingfish » 15 May 2021 18:52

Neither Schwere Gustav nor Dora fired on Leningrad. Following the attack on Sevastopol Gustav was sent north to support an attack on Leningrad, but the attack was cancelled just as the gun was made ready for action.

Dora was sent towards Stalingrad but withdrawn following Operation Uranus.
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Re: German big guns in seige of Leningrad

Post by Kelvin » 16 May 2021 13:46

Kingfish wrote:
15 May 2021 18:52
Neither Schwere Gustav nor Dora fired on Leningrad. Following the attack on Sevastopol Gustav was sent north to support an attack on Leningrad, but the attack was cancelled just as the gun was made ready for action.

Dora was sent towards Stalingrad but withdrawn following Operation Uranus.
Hello, Kingfish, thank for your information, do you know if 11.Armee 's Arko 306 was completely moved to seige of Leiningrad, if in accordance with guns used in Sevastopol, they had 1 x 800mm Gustuav, 2 x 600mm Thor and Ordin, 2 x 420mm Gamma and Vz 17, 1 x 355mm M-1, 15 x Vz 11 305mm, 17 x K-5 280mm, 5 x Czech 240mm, 23 x M- 18 210 mm, 3 x French 194mm GPF SP guns, 3 x K-5 170mm, 6 x K-39 150mm Guns, 33 x 150 mm haubitzes ( Czech and German sFH 18), 10 x K18 105mm Guns, did they move all guns to Leningrad after the fall of Sevastopol ?


I know German already had 520mm railway howitzer, 6 x 400 mm railway howitzers, and some 370mm railway guns.

And Azul Division ,apart from their standard German artillery equipment, they also had ten x French Schneider 220 mm modelle 1917 howitzers in this front.

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Re: German big guns in seige of Leningrad

Post by hucks216 » 16 May 2021 14:52

This might help fill in a couple of gaps. Unfortunately I can not recall where I got it from.
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Re: German big guns in seige of Leningrad

Post by Rumentod » 03 Jul 2021 06:51

I have a question
i have Dora Gun from Hobby Bos 1/72
i don t understend next.....

Under the gun have 4 platforms with 2 wagons each
each platform has a roman number I, II, III and IV
but who is who
instructions are very confusing

Is there any pics of those platforms?

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Re: German big guns in seige of Leningrad

Post by Anatol » 11 Jul 2021 08:26

THE COMPOSITION OF THE GERMAN ARTILLERY THAT SHELLED LENINGRAD:

The German fleet delivered several of its guns to Leningrad, the most powerful of which was the 28-cm SKL-45 naval gun. The firing range of high-explosive shells is up to 36.1 km;
- 36 mortars and howitzers of large and special power: German-made 210 mm caliber, French-220 mm caliber, Czechoslovak-305 and 240 mm caliber
The most powerful of the Wehrmacht's guns was the French captured 520 mm H(E)-871 howitzer. She fired one shot every five minutes in alternating charges.
The Germans also used:
- 6 French howitzers of 400 mm caliber. The firing range of high-explosive grenades and concrete-piercing shells is 14-16 km
- 2 captured French howitzers of 370 mm caliber. The firing range of high-explosive shells is 16 km
- French 340 mm cannon of the Saint-Chamon factory. The firing range is 44.5 km
- guns “Short Bruno” and "Long Bruno" of 280 mm caliber, produced at the Krupp factories
- 3 guns of 240 mm caliber, produced at the Skoda factories. The firing range of 30 km is
8-9 guns of 210 mm caliber, produced at the Krupp factories. The firing range is 34 km
- about 10 guns of 170 mm caliber on a mortar carriage. The firing range of high-explosive shells is 29.5 km
- german towed guns of 150 mm caliber. The firing range is about 25 km
- 32 captured French guns of 155 mm caliber. The firing range is 16-19 km;

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