280 mm M1939 (Br-5)

The Br-5 mortar shared the same tracked, box trail carriage as the 152 mm gun M1935 (Br-2) and the 203 mm howitzer M1931 (B-4). By the 1930s the Red Army’s siege artillery consisted of obsolete stocks of 280 mm Schneider M1914/15’s (25 pieces) and 305 mm howitzer M1915‘s (31 pieces), both inherited from the Imperial Russian Army.

Assembly: Barrikady (Stalingrad, USSR)

Years of production: 1939—1940

In service: 1939—1970

Crew: 15

Production: 45 items

Transportation speed: 15 km/h

Rate of fire: 1 rate/5 minutes

Muzzle velocity: 356 m/s

Fire range: 10,410 m

Weight: 18400 kg

Artillery Museum (Petrograd DistrictSt. Petersburg)

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