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Kanone 558/557 (f)

K 558/557 (f), Railway guns

The 558 and 557 guns are technically the same. It's unknown why the German army designated two different type numbers. 11 guns were captured. In order to fire in 360 degrees there was a mechanisme that was mounted central on the tracks. The gun was bolted to this extra support. Made by Saint Chamond.

CaliberBarrel lengthGun weightShell weightRate of fireMax range
24 cm10 m141 tons162 kg2 per 3 minutes23.8 km