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Subject: WW1 Artillery ROFs.
Question    11/9/2003 6:19:12 AM
Does anyone know the average firing rates for the Big Bertha(420mm howitzer),and the 155mm ones?As in,how many shells per minute?Or hour or whatever?
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palladin    RE:WW1 Artillery ROFs.   11/9/2003 9:06:25 AM
If your referring to the Paris gun, I believe it was one round every 45 min to an hour. Each round had to fired in exact sequence as barrel errosion on the previous shot made the bore slightly larger. Krupp steel was good, however autofretage had not been invented yet.
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Question    RE:WW1 Artillery ROFs.   11/9/2003 8:51:04 PM
What about the 155mm ones?
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