Dutch 8cm staal


A model of the 8,4 cm Dutch field Artillery made by Krupp, which was used by the Dutch during the German invasion of the Netherlands. The army had about 100 guns available in 1940, it was obsolete and had a low rate of fire, due to the lack of a recoil mechanism. But still the guns had some success in stopping an German attack from the rear on the Dutch lines near the village of Zeeland.

Picture of a 8-staal field gun 1930 ~ 1940, courtesy of the Netherlands Institute for Military History.

Copyright Allan Smit 2022
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