17 cm K 18 file photo [15993]

17 cm Kanone 18 Field Gun

Country of OriginGermany
TypeField Gun
Caliber173.000 mm
Length8,530.000 mm
Weight17520.000 kg
Ammunition Weight62.80 kg
Range29,600 m
Muzzle Velocity925 m/s


ww2dbaseThe German 17 cm Kanone 18 heavy howitzers (17 cm K 18 for short), built by Krupp and Hannoversche Maschinenbau, were heavy corps-level guns. In the field, they delivered great damage, but they also had a great disadvantage of requiring a long period of time to tear down for transport, thus during the latter part of the war many of the K 18 crews sabotaged their own guns in the face of advancing Allied and Soviet forces to prevent capture; many examples were indeed captured.

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German 17 cm K 18 gun in action in Tunisia, Jan-Feb 1943German soldier operating a 17 cm K 18 gun, Tunisia, Jan-Feb 1943German 17 cm K 18 gun and its crew, Italy, Feb 1944Camouflaged German 17 cm K 18 gun, France, Jun 1944, photo 1 of 3
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German 17 cm K 18 gun in action in Tunisia, Jan-Feb 1943
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