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TAB Short: US Military Railway Guns In Action

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2y May 19, 2019
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During World War One massive railway guns were used to reach deep behind enemy lines and attack enemy infrastructure with both sides using the massive artillery pieces. In this episode Matt takes a look at some archival footage of America's massive railway guns ranging from 10 to 16 inches.

Check out our accompanying article for more information and sources at:
https://armourersbench.com/2019/05/19/us-military-railway-guns-in-action/

The Answer:
According to the original footage notes the mystery item is a 60-feet tall captured German field periscope 'claimed to have been used by the German Crown Prince during the war'.

Footage:
https://catalog.archives.gov/id/24749

Where to find TAB:
https://imgur.com/user/ArmourersBench

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About The Armourer's Bench

The Armourer's Bench is a collaborative effort from Vic Tuff and Matthew Moss. We will be bringing you detailed examinations of historic small arms from around the world.


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