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To: facedown; Victoria Delsoul; MistyCA; AntiJen


Anzio Annie"


Caliber:           11.02 inches (280 mm) 
Barrel Length:     70.08 feet 
Overall Length:   135.28 feet 
Weight in Action: 214.59 tons 
Elevation:         0° to 50° 
Traverse:          2° 
Shell and Weight: HE; 563.38 lbs 
Muizzle Velocity: 3,700 fps 
Maximum Range:    38.64 miles 
This was one of the best workaday railway guns ever built. The K5(E) formed the background of the German railway artillery force during World War II and saw wide use. Two examples of the K5(E) survived World War II. One K5(E) is on display at Cap Griz Nez in France, the other "Anzio Annie" (above) is on display at the Aberdeen Proving Grounds Museum, Aberdeen Maryland. This particular gun is the one that was used in the shelling of the US troops during their landing at Anzio, Italy.
37 posted on 01/23/2003 9:56:28 AM PST by SAMWolf (To look into the eyes of the wolf is to see your soul)
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To: SAMWolf
Wooo Hooo! Imagine how thrilled they were that it went 38 miles~! :)))
39 posted on 01/23/2003 10:08:49 AM PST by MistyCA (For some...it's always going to be "A Nam Thing!")
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Shell and Weight: HE; 563.38 lbs

You won't be carrying many of them in a bandolier!

46 posted on 01/23/2003 12:14:01 PM PST by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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