Decommissioned Canon

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  1. Wasp1

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    This is in another small town not too far from my place.
    So I thought I would post a few shots of it at different angles. Big Lizzy 16-06-2015 (59).JPG
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    Nice set of images.....
     
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    Wow, that's a beautiful piece of iron.
     
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    'Canon'....I was expecting an old camera.

    Nice cannon though.
     
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    Strictly speaking, I think that would be classified as a mortar, but very cool nonetheless!
     
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    Thank you to everyone replying on this.
    I posted this on a facebook page and had it down as Cannon and got told its Canon.
    So I thought this was the way this one went but I was wrong.
    I can sort of bet you I will get this wrong one this and a few other things.
    But please to be told its wrong.
    And a thank you on it being a Mortar which is a fact I had no idea about.
     
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    It is cannon. Two Ns.
    Definition of CANNON

    I think it is a howitzer, which is a high angle indirect fire cannon.
    Most modern cannons are breech loading.

    The modern mortars that I know about are muzzle loading man-portable.
    But there have been breech loading mortars and HEAVY mortars which needed mechanical transport or were fixed in location.

    The difference between a howitzer and mortar gets distorted and mixed as one looks through past weapons.
    As I read definitions, I find exceptions to that definition in real life.
     
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    I would have said Howitzer myself.
     
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    Nice shot and neat subject.

    I'll toss out "artillery."
     
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    Possibly- I couldn't tell whether it was breech or muzzle-loading.
     
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    Yup, I tried to see the breech end, but could not see enough to figure it out.
    And I'm not a cannon guy so I don't know the smaller indicators of a breech loader.
     
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    It's a World War I 8.2" (208mm) German mortar manufactured between 1914 and 1917 according to Google photos.
     
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