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Captured Howitzer from World War I, located at Victory Field. One of the most important pieces in the arsenal of the German Artillery, was the 150mm Heavy Howitzers. The sFH13 aimed at increasing the range, and at the same time reducing the number of misfires in the barrel. The gun was also given a longer barrel, a L/17. The gun was capable of firing 4 40.5-22 kilo heavy grenades a minute, with a maximum range of some 8.500 meters. While the weight of the grenade was quite adequate, the range was considered a bit too short. The German High Command also stated in November 1917 that "in this war, the sFH13 has become the principal gun of battle" (Hauptkampgesch
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