German Krupp K5 Railway Gun

  • Artillery Thru The Age
  • 1 min

By Crusader1307

Another so called “Supergun”, The Krupp K5 was developed by Germany as a Railway Gun. As a result, these guns could be made very large and could be transported (via rail), to different locations (often at safe distances). The only threat to these weapons was Air power. These weapons were often elaborately camouflaged to avoid detection. The Krupp K5 was considered a Heavy Gun. It weighed around 250 tons. The weapon was 105 feet (total) with 70 feet of this – barrel length. The average shell was over 500 pounds. Capable of firing up to 15 rounds per minute, The Krupp K5 had an effective range of 40 miles. The shell could travel 3,600 feet per second.