Monday, September 28, 2009

Big Guns

Heavy artillery like this gun operated in batteries of 2, 3, 4, or 6 guns.

They were usually assigned to corps. These were powerful and long range guns that were welcome additions to any corps.

Guns like this would have a forward observer team, a fire direction center, and even a weather team. Long range guns are very sensitive to wind, and moisture in the air.

Guns like this would typically fire a few rounds and then move. They were too valuable to risk leaving in one spot for too long.

Often, batteries would have several positions prepared in advance so they could move quickly and resume firing right away.

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