Northern Fortress - Shlisselburg

Anti-tank guns

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Soviet 45-mm anti-tank guns are in the memorial area near to the cathedral. There were 45-mm and 76-mm naval and field guns in fortresses artillery. Field guns usually fired from the artillery positions inside the fortress and than quickly covered in special shelters of the casemates of fortress. One of such position was in the gate passage of Gosudareva tower. Some artillery positions of 45-mm guns were at the upper levels of fortress towers, for example - King's tower.

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