German Heavy Gustaf super heavy weapon in firing position near Bakhchisarai

Heavy Gustaf

German Heavy Gustaf super heavy 800 mm gun (80-cm-Kanone, Schwerer Gustav) in a firing position near Bakhchisarai in the Battle of the Crimea
Heavy Gustaf was used in the assault of Sevastopol to destroy the defensive fortifications of the Red Army, but because of the remoteness (minimum firing range – 25 km) of the position from the targets, the fire was ineffective. With 44 shots of seven-ton shells, there was only one successful hit, which caused an explosion of an ammunition depot on the north shore of Severnaya Bay, located at a depth of 27 m.




Location: Bakhchisarai, Crimea, USSR
Date of the photo: June 1942

In : 1942

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