Breech end of 15cm K18

Breech end of 15cm K18

Here we see the breech assembly on the 15cm Kannon 18, which used a manually operated horizontally sliding breech. The left hand equilibrator is also seen, as are the complex mechanisms used to control the gun.

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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (26 May 2018), Breech end of 15cm K18 , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_15cm_K18_breech.html

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