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Kanone SKL/45

SKL/45, Railway guns

The battery Gneisenau used these guns amongst other locations at L'Anse du Brick, east of Cherbourg. They filled the gap in fire power during the constructing of the Regelbauten. With a 3 m distance finder and two 150 cm searchlights the battery had several successful actions with sinking allied gunboats. A total of 4 guns were operational.

CaliberBarrel lengthGun weightShell weightRate of fireMax range
15 cm6 m74 tons45.3 kg3 per minute22.5 km

SKL/45, Railway guns The crew is cleaning the barrel.