Tucked away in a corner of Ft Lee, stands one of the few remaining WWII era Krupp rail guns. Nicknamed "Anzio Annie" by the allies, this K5 was used extensively by the Germans all throughout WWII, first in 1940 for the invasion of France, and later in the war as a defense tool against the American invasion of Italy. It was later captured by the allies after the invasion. The barrel of this gun is at an impressive 280mm, and was capable of launching 550lb shells over 38 miles.
The German giant mortar Mörser Karl Gerät Nr. III to Odin, used against the Soviet fortress of Brest, in the early stages of Operation Barbarossa in June 1941. Beside's the Munitionsschlepper (ammunition loader), PzKpfw IV converted.
Mortars became popular during WWI.This was on of the most feared weapons during the war. Soldiers were in fear of these while they just sat in their trenches. A mortar strike could happen at any time. I chose this pin because it shows the mortar up close.