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Hello!

I received this nice photo of a german 21cm mortar, M16.

Is someone able to explain the shooting plate, please? It seems to have to do something with the range and the minutes of shooting, right?

Thanks a lot.

 



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The blackboard is on the back of the charging trolley. As a guess, how about the propellent amounts in the left column and the fuse settings

in the right column.

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Charlie

 



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Hi Charlie!
Well, that´s possible, but I stil think, it has something to do with the range.
Please have a look at this original documents for a "Feuerwalze" (Fire-roller?)

 Schießtafel 1.Geschütz (1).JPG

Schießtafel 1.Geschütz (2).JPG

Schießtafel 1.Geschütz (3).JPG



-- Edited by Ruhrpottpreusse on Saturday 13th of November 2021 10:20:36 AM

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A "feuerwalz" is known in English as a creeping barrage where the fire from massed guns gradually increases in range to traverse the beaten zone.

The British used this technique at the Somme in 1916 although the Heer had used a similar technique on the Eastern Front before that.

Your document is an example of a fire plan for an IKA (Infanteriebekämpfungsartillerie) battery - this was the counterinfantry close support part

of the artillery force. About 75% of the artillery, mostly smaller calibres and the mortars formed the IKA groups.

The organisation of artillery, its deployment and roles was worked out by Col. Georg Bruchmüller and his staff on the Eastern Front and applied on the

Western Front. In Operation Michael in 1918 a greater weight of artillery fire fell on the British lines in 6 hours than the whole of the British artillery effort on the Somme in 1916.

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Charlie

 



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Hi Charlie!
Thanks a lot"! Yes, I have the books from Bruchmüller. They are very interesting!
I also have a few other documemts of that Feuerwalze. It´s from the attack July 15, 1918



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