1916 to 1945
horizontal sliding block, percussion fired
-5° to +45°
Rate of fire:
rounds per minute
The 28 cm SK L/40 (28 cm Schiffskanone L/40) Originally designed
as a naval guns by Krupp
and they became the main armament of the Braunschweig and
Deutschland-class Pre-dreadnought battleships Braunschweig,
Hessen, Preußen, Deutschland, Schlesien
Due to the poor performance of the guns during the Battle
of Jutland it was decided to adapted them for land use. The
28 cm SK L/40 naval guns were continued to be used throughout
World War I as coastal defence batteries and railway guns.
The Heer (Army) used two of those guns during World War II
for coast defence duties on the Gironde Estuary for the rest
of the war.
German Artillery in World War II. 1939-1945.
German Artillery of World War Two.
German infantry weapons of World War II.
German Small Arms of World War II.
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