French 155 mm C modèle 1917 Howitzer

The text on the plaque next to it reads:

"French Canon
155 C MLE SCHNEIDER

Used by the Germans in Ossendrecht.
Destroyed on the 6th of October 1944 at which a young German conscript died.

Overhauled by members of the Koningin Wilhelmina Kazerne.

Year of manufacture: 1917
Weight: 3350 kg
Calibre: 155 mm
Weight grenade: 45 kg
Opening speed: 450 m/sec
Shot range: 11000 meter
Time per shot: 3 minutes
Pulled by: 8 horses"

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Source

  • Text: Ties vd Broek
  • Photos: Ties vd Broek