42cm Type M-Gerat 14 L/12 (Big Bertha) Technical Specifications
Service Year: 1914
Type: Heavy Siege Gun
National Origin: Imperial Germany
Manufacturer(s): Krupp Armaments Factory - Imperial Germany
Design (Crew Space, Dimensions, Weight, and Systems)
Operating Crew: 200
Length: 19.29 feet (5.88 meters)
Operating Weight: 47 tons (43,000 kg; 94,799 lb)
Nuclear / Biological / Chemical Protection: None
Nightvision Equipment: None
Installed Power and Standard Road Performance
Engine(s): None. This is a towed artillery piece. Daimler-Benz tractor for towing in four major components OR across ten rail cars.
Engagement Range: 9 miles (15 km)
Armament and Ammunition
1 x 420mm (16.5in) gun barrel
Dependent upon ammunition carrier.
Global Operators / Customers
Model Variants (Including Prototypes)
42cm Type M-Gerat 14 L/12 ("Big Bertha") - Base Series Designation; 12 units produced.