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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP25 Sep 2020 9:00 p.m. PST

Nice Vignette…




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"The 220 mm howitzers were a compromise design for their time, with decent capability to destroy fortifications and yet mobile enough. Constructively, the design shared many features with the 149 mm Skoda Model 1928 Gun. The howitzer used only immobile, fully traversable siege mount which had to be offloaded from the transport platform into a shallow (0.5m deep) pit before firing. Typical preparation time was 3 hours. The Skoda 220 mm howitzer utilized a hydro-pneumatic recoil system. Loading was manual, with separate shell and the bags of the propellant allowing 9 different propelling charges. For transport, the howitzer was disassembled into three loads and each was towed by a separate 8-ton tractor. The maximal towing speed was 30 kilometres per hour (19 mph)…"
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