Friday, 16 October 2015

Wooden Mount

The German use of dug in tanks and tank turrets in defensive urban combat is pretty well known, but this is a rarity indeed: a 37 mm tank gun on a wooden mount.

The caption reads: "German 37 mm tank gun. The gun is installed on a wooden mount and was used to fire from house windows and from concealed positions durin street fighting for the Torun fortress."


  1. Hm, looks more like a 7.5cm KwK 37 to me.

    1. I think you probably thought those kids were adults (along with the foreshortening). It got me too for a while.

    2. barrel profile is wrong for it to be a 3,7cm KwK36 (the diameter difference of the barrel and its armored sleeve is more noticable ) it is the 5,0 cm KwK38 L/42 which has that exact taper