Army Museum Adds German Artillery to Collection
FORT SILL, Okla. -- The premier heavy howitzer used by the German Army in World War I is now part of the collection at the Army Field Artillery Museum at Fort Sill.
The Mörser 16 is a 21-centimeter or 8.3-inch caliber, 14,700-pound howitzer that fired a massive 245-pound shell. It was introduced in 1916.
"It's a very nice addition to our collection," said Gordon Blaker, artillery museum director and curator. "It was one of the guns on my want list."
The museum did not have an example of a German heavy... more