320 mm railway gun

Reference

6679

Duration

00:02:31

Production year

1917

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Summary

In a military camp, French soldiers install a 320 mm barrel on a Schneider cradle-rolling recoil for tests organised by the Directorate of Inventions. This is an example of a large artillery piece to be used from a railway wagon.

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