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Copacabana Fort
Rio de Janeiro

The 305mm cannon of the Copacabana Fort.

Wikipedia: "Ocupando uma área total de 114.169 m², com 40.000 m² de área construída, a edificação, em forma de casamata abobadada com paredes externas de 12 metros de espessura, empregou mais de 2.000 operários civis, e é dotada de usina elétrica com dois grupos geradores fabricados pela empresa AEG, de Berlim (iluminação, operação das peças, ventilação), câmaras de tiro, depósitos de víveres e munição, refeitório, cozinha, alojamentos e sala de curativos/farmácia. A sua artilharia é constituída por quatro cúpulas móveis encouraçadas, com canhões Krupp:

uma com dois canhões de 305 mm (Cúpula "Duque de Caxias", tubos "Barroso" e "Osório", com alcance máximo de 23 km);

uma com dois canhões de 190 mm (Cúpula "André Vidal", com alcance máximo de 18 km)

ambas girando 360°"

Copyright: Willy Kaemena
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 5000x2500
Taken: 31/01/2008
Uploaded: 16/06/2009
Updated: 01/03/2015
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