Karl, Leopold and Dora


#1

Small film featuring 60 cm houwitzer Karl, 31 cm Leopold Eisenbahngesch


#2

That was increadible! We have been talking allot about these guns the last few weeks. It is really awesome to be able to see that footage of them in operation. Thanks allot for posting that short video. FACINATING!

Jason


#3

Amazing. Anyone got any theories on what happened to the Dora guns?


#4

[quote=“224BOZ”]Small film featuring 60 cm houwitzer Karl, 31 cm Leopold Eisenbahngesch


#5

Between7-10 sec. it’s Ger


#6

Did anyone notice a cartridge case in any of these photos ?


#7

I can’t see, but surely Russians have it in Kubinka Museum. There is no photos of any heavy ammo on their site, but collection of heavy assaults, tanks and armoured vehicles is amazing. Look at the last photo in left corner, it’s look like vehicle from Star Wars:)

tankmuseum.ru/p6.html


#8

A photograph of a Dora shell and casing.

and a link to a site with pics of assembling the Dora.
http://html2.free.fr/canons/doramt.htm

Nowadays you can buy your own Dora and assemble it yourself (for about $ 700)

And when finished it looks like this


#9

[quote=“224BOZ”]A photograph of a Dora shell and casing.

and a link to a site with pics of assembling the Dora.
http://html2.free.fr/canons/doramt.htm

Nowadays you can buy your own Dora and assemble it yourself (for about $ 700)

And when finished it looks like this
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HOW ABOUT THE CASE FOR THE THOR MORTAR ?


#10

[quote=“xyxy”]I can’t see, but surely Russians have it in Kubinka Museum. There is no photos of any heavy ammo on their site, but collection of heavy assaults, tanks and armoured vehicles is amazing. Look at the last photo in left corner, it’s look like vehicle from Star Wars:)

tankmuseum.ru/p6.html[/quote]

THE MUSEUM COLLECTION IS FANTASTIC but they have gone too far with the paint.


#11

[quote=“CSAEOD”]
HOW ABOUT THE CASE FOR THE THOR MORTAR ?[/quote]

Here is the drawing of the case for the 60cm Karl Ger


#12

The Story of the Karl M


#13

And here the 540mm shell as found 2001 in Hillersleben (HE with nose fuze):


#14

[quote=“strakv”][quote=“CSAEOD”]
HOW ABOUT THE CASE FOR THE THOR MORTAR ?[/quote][/quote]

Here is the drawing of the case for the 60cm Karl Ger


#15

[quote=“224BOZ”]The Story of the Karl M


#16

[quote=“CSAEOD”][quote=“strakv”][quote=“CSAEOD”]
HOW ABOUT THE CASE FOR THE THOR MORTAR ?[/quote][/quote][/quote]

Here is the drawing of the case for the 60cm Karl Ger


#17

[quote=“EOD”][quote=“CSAEOD”][quote=“strakv”][quote=“CSAEOD”]
HOW ABOUT THE CASE FOR THE THOR MORTAR ?[/quote][/quote][/quote][/quote]

Here is the drawing of the case for the 60cm Karl Ger


#18

I do not remember to have documents on the 540mm case.


#19

I am just curios if thier is a corralation between “Leopold” the gun and the famous “Leopold” optics? Of course I could have the spelling wrong? But I think thier is a German optics company called “Leopold” that makes hi-end gun scopes and binoculars?


#20

[quote=“CSAEOD”]

What about the 54cm version? [/quote]

Here is the 54cm case
Vince