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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP11 Jan 2021 12:05 p.m. PST

"Field guns of all types were used by all sides in World War 1 in an attempt to break down fortifications and dislodge enemy troops dug into fortified trench networks. For the French, this charge fell to the Canon de 155mm GPF and, for the British, the role went to the BL 6-inch Mk XIX series. During 1917, the German Empire introduced the 15cm (150mm) Kanone 16 (K16) which was produced by storied arms maker Krupp. Production spanned from 1917 to 1918 before the Armistice of November. Following the war, a stock of these guns fell to the Belgians and were eventually reclaimed by their German owners during World War 2…"

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