U.S.Navy gunners manipulate a 14-inch 50 caliber railway gun in World War I
France Date:1918 Duration:1 min 44 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Two U.S. Navy 14-inch fifty-caliber guns are seen installed on railway carriages in France, during World War 1. U.S. sailors manipulate the elevation controls on one in the foreground. On Navy gunner stands atop the rail car looking down at the elevated barrel, as others, on a platform, turn the elevation control crank. Scene shifts to inside the rail car where the breech of the gun is shown. Navy gunners open the breech, wipe it briefly, and then close it. One touches a lever and the breech closes, by itself, rapidly. View of breech open with shell loaded. Gun crew elevating the barrel as gunner standing atop the rail car checks its position. (World War I; World War 1; WWI; WW1)
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