First World War. The data given is according to Krupp datasheet 38 cm S.K.C/34 e WA52-453(e). Naval Institute to gain access to this article and other articles published in Proceedings since 1874. Date: 1906. Member-Only Content Join the U.S. Krupp gave other German armament firms the necessary blueprints and information needed to produce vital armaments, including siege guns. These naval guns were placed on BSG ... Side view of 40.6 cm SK C/34 turret under construction at the Krupp works. Turret being lowered into its housing at the Krupp factory. German 21cm long mortar howitzer guns, WW1. The base includes over 200 ball bearings for the traversing mechanisms of the turret. The Russian Navy abandoned German artillery models in favor of Canet and Schneider et Cie. designs, but the Krupp legacy persisted in the Navy's largest guns. This mounting permitted only two degrees of horizontal traverse. This gun was mounted in pairs in the Drh.L. Historical illustration from the 19th Century, depiction of a German cannon from Krupp. Krupp claimed that the largest, a pedestal-mounted 105mm gun intended for shipboard use, achieved a maximum ceiling of 37,730 feet. Photo of Krupp works in Germany, showing shop floor workers manufacturing big guns. Prussia fortified the major North German ports with batteries that could hit French ships from a distance of 4,000 yards, inhibiting invasion. This gun or a very similar one was built by Krupp for Austria-Hungary coast defense ships. Krupp gun type of artillery ... 229 mm naval gun M1867â (13 F) 24 cm K L/35â (20 F) 24 cm L/30 Theodor Ottoâ (2 F) 24 cm L/40 Theodor Karlâ (3 F) 28 cm Haubitze L/12â (11 F) The most impressive super gun of World War One was Long Max, officially titled Wilhelm Geschutz â Williamâs Gun. Later guns had three reinforcing hoops added near the breech, apparently to compensate for the higher gas pressures generated by smokeless propellants. tank guns and turrets, mortars, and caissons for field guns. His guns were so successful, that Krupp began developing naval guns which, starting in 1863, were manufactured for different navies, including the Astro-Hungarian and Russian navies. Krupp's K5 series were consistent in mounting a 21.5 metres (71 ft) long gun barrel in a fixed mounting with only vertical elevation of the weapon. Krupp's anti-balloon guns were the first anti-aircraft guns. Each gun had an individual cradle, spaced 3.5 metres (11 ft) apart, but they were normally coupled together. The first German twelve guns were constructed of A tube, two reinforcing layers and a jacket. Manufacture of Naval Artillery at the Krupp Works, Essen, Germany. Naval gun. Starting with a 381 mm naval gun nearly 56 feet long, German engineers reamed out the barrel and inserted a 210 mm tube, extending the rifled barrel to almost 93 feet long. Circa 1914. Jackets from unfinished guns were used in building the long-range Paris Gun. The caliber 65mm gun had an 18,700-foot range, could elevate 75 degrees, and its carriage had unique hinged axles that allowed the wheels to be pivoted to a position perpendicular to their traveling position. Krupp artillery was a significant factor at the battles of Wissembourg and Gravelotte, and was used during the siege of Paris. This gondola was then mounted on a pair of 12-wheel bogies designed to be operated on commercial and military rails built to German standards. Description. C/34e turret which allowed elevation from -5° 30' to +30°. The results of these trials furnish proof that, in so far as guns of the Krupp construction are concerned, the above mentioned apprehension is devoid of any foundation. In 1922 there existed thirteen 35 cm SK L/45 guns, 15 naval gun carriages and 13 recoil mechanisms. It was the most complicated weapon ever created.