Category: artillery

French gunners manning a heavy railway howit…

French gunners manning a heavy railway howitzer.

A French 190 mm gun on moving turret platfor…

A French 190 mm gun on moving turret platform mounted in an armoured train at Villers-Dancourt, 31 May 1916.

French gunners manning a 160 mm artillery gu…

French gunners manning a 160 mm artillery gun on a revolving platform mounted on an armoured train at Villers-Daucourt, 1 June 1916.

A French artillery tractor hauling a 120 mm …

A French artillery tractor hauling a 120 mm gun near the railway station at Toul, 10 February 1916.

French gunners inside the casemate of Canon …

French gunners inside the casemate of Canon de 19 in an armoured train at Villers-Daucourt, 1 June 1916.

Fuck that’d be loud.

French gunners manning a 65 mm mountain gun …

French gunners manning a 65 mm mountain gun in its emplacement on the edge of the Black Lake (Meurthe-et-Moselle), 20 September 1917.

A French 240 mm gun in covered emplacement, …

A French 240 mm gun in covered emplacement, which destroyed the German heavy gun bombarding Dunkirk. Near Forthem, Belgium, 11 May 1916.

That’s a big gun.

French naval artillery gunners loading a 164…

French naval artillery gunners loading a 164 mm gun in its covered emplacement near Virginy, 23 November 1916.

The shell itself is already in the gun and one of the crew is about to push it further in to make space for the propellant charge which the other crew members are getting ready to load.

A French naval 370 mm heavy mortar in the Ma…

A French naval 370 mm heavy mortar in the Massiges Sector.

A French 80 mm shell. A French 120 mm high …

A French 80 mm shell.

A French 120 mm high explosive shell. 

A French 90 mm shrapnel shell.

A French 155 mm high explosive shell.
All taken at Vincennes, 27 December 1916.