Construction of a firing position for the German Heavy Gustaf 800 mm heavy-duty gun (80-cm-Kanone, Schwerer Gustav) under Bakhchisarai in the Battle of the Crimea
For the firing position of a giant 1350-ton gun, dual railway tracks were required with two additional branches for mounting cranes. For engineering training positions, 1000 sappers and 1,500 workers mobilized from the local population were assigned. Heavy Gustaf was used in the storming of Sevastopol to destroy the defensive fortifications of the Red Army.
Location: Bakhchisarai, Crimea, USSR
Date of the photo: spring 1942