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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP14 Jun 2018 9:24 p.m. PST

"Mounting heavy artillery on mobile railroad cars was first proposed by Russian Gustav Kori in 1847, and was first used in combat in the American Civil War.

When World War I began, France and Germany appropriated naval cannons and coastal defense batteries and deployed them to the front via rail.

Once in place, railway guns were mounted on specially constructed semicircular tracks, which allowed them to be pointed in the direction of targets…."
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skipper John Supporting Member of TMP15 Jun 2018 4:13 a.m. PST

Some truly excellent photo's! Thank you Tango!

Red Jacket Supporting Member of TMP15 Jun 2018 6:11 a.m. PST

Good find, thanks Tango!

Patrick Sexton Supporting Member of TMP15 Jun 2018 9:43 a.m. PST


Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP15 Jun 2018 10:28 a.m. PST

A votre service mes amis!. (smile)


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