6-inch siege gun M1877
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|6-inch siege gun model 1877|
Russian 6-inch M1877 gun, displayed in Hämeenlinna The Artillery Museum of Finland.
|Place of origin||Russian Empire|
|Weight||combat: 5,300 kg|
|Barrel length||21 calibers|
|Breech||Horizontal sliding block|
|Elevation||-5° to 45°|
|Maximum firing range||9.3 km|
6-inch siege gun model 1877 (Russian: 6-дюймовая осадная пушка образца 1877 года) was a Russian 152.4 mm heavy siege gun. The gun was produced by Obukhov Steel Works in Saint Petersburg. It was utilized in Russo-Japanese War, World War I, Russian Civil War and some conflicts of the early 20th century where former parts of Russian empire were involved. The last usage was in 1941 during Operation Barbarossa when the gun was successfully used in anti-tank role, firing at 500–600 meters range due complete absence of gun-sights. The only surviving piece is displayed in Hämeenlinna The Artillery Museum of Finland.
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