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21 cm Kanone 38 Field Gun

Country of OriginGermany
TypeField Gun
Caliber211.000 mm
Barrel Length11,620.000 mm
Weight25300.000 kg
Ammunition Weight120.00 kg
Rate of Fire1 rounds/min
Range33,900 m
Muzzle Velocity905 m/s


ww2dbaseThe development of what would eventually be designated 21 cm Kanone 38 (21 cm K 38) heavy howitzers began in 1938. They entered service in 1941. By 1943, only a total of eight examples were built as the German Army lacked interest in 21-centimeter caliber weapons. One example was shipped to Japan for study via submarine, while some of the remaining were used for coastal defense.

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Last Major Revision: Oct 2013

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