The Great War, I was there - Part 22

sIS¦-: fe i 1 ' W r^ v .-h i I fifjii I S WIS M®E »’.*"«t -iS *ft* mii ^ jif >’pT| Y H p ¦.4 -HOW THE GIANT HOWITZERS WENT FORWARD This 9'2 howitzer is moving forward to uptake anew position during October 1916. Along re-metalled roads it is drawn by a caterpillar tractor, but the weight of the gun is so great that it has to be partially dismantled before it can be moved. It is divided between six pairs of wheels. The first two pairs carry the barrel or piece, the second two the bed, and the third the carriage and recoil apparatus. As caterpillar tractors were capable of a speed of only a few miles an hour their progress was necessarily slow. Imperial War Museum
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