Krupp gun


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Krupp` gun´

    (krŎp`gŭn´)
n.1.A breech-loading steel cannon manufactured at the works of Friedrich Krupp, at Essen in Prussia. Guns of over eight-inch bore are made up of several concentric cylinders; those of a smaller size are forged solid.
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Germany hoped to expand its toehold in southern Africa by sending long-range Krupp guns and German officers in mufti as military advisors to President Paul Kruger's South African Republic.
All Krupp guns of nominal 280 mm size were actually of 283 mm land-to-land bore diameter exactly (new gun), from the late nineteenth century to the end of World War II.