RF wrote:As an aside, I'm not too sure of the logic of having large guns mounted on railway infrastructure unless you have command of the air. The enemy only has to bomb the tracks to render the weapon stationary....
Karl Heidenreich wrote:You are correct. The Germans had that control in the early stages of war so they came with this artillery solution. Also they have the experience of WWI where these devices were usefull. Also in WWII, against the soviets they used them in Sevastopol sucessfully.
ede144 wrote:The reason to use railway guns is easy explained. Railways have a much higher payload, so you can transport larger guns on the same tracks than on roads with trucks. Today it would not be a suitable possibility, because the railways are not important as in WW II and secondly heavy artillery got replaced by rockets and smart bombs.
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