Tank museum in Kubinka, Hall N6 (Auto and armored Nazi Germany — Third Reich) exhibits
Self-propelled siege mortar «Karl-Gerät» (040/041) (museum soviet catalogue name SU-600 «Tor» ? type), also known as «Karl Mörser», 1940, small serial
Disigned in 1940 and built by the company «Rheinmetall». Releases in 1941 (total amount 6 units + 1 prototype). Each mortar had the own name.
It was believed that this mortar № VI «Ziu» was captured by the Red Army units. However, during the restoration under a layer of paint called «Ziu» we found the label » Adam», and after the restoration the name «Adam» was re-painted. But what N / name was captruted by Red army?
Self-propelled siege mortar
Tactical technical characteristics
- Weight — 60 tons
- Crew — 12 people
- Overall dimensions (length x width x height) — 11100 x 4070 x 4540 mm.
- weaponry: gun (mortar) 1, caliber — 600 mm., ammunition — 6 shots
- The armor protection — 13 mm.
- Engine power — 750 hp
- Maximum speed — 12 km / h
Base – special.
The overall layout — powerplant and power transmission placed in front of the machine body.
Armament — loading mortar separation (using the loading mechanism); turning and lifting mechanisms are the sector type with the manual transmission.
Armored protection — the driver’s compartment — closed, the work places and setting mortars placed in an open area.
Chassis — the diesel engine «Mercedes-Benz»; Average specific ground pressure 0.75 kg / cm2; There are radio and a special device for the lowering a body before the firing on the ground; the hydromechanical power transmission; Suspension torsion bar; the double rollers.