Schwerer Gustav was one of two German 80 cm K (E) ultra-heavy railway guns.  It was developed in the late 1930s by Krupp as siege artillery.  The gun weighed nearly 1,350 tonnes and could fire shells weighing seven tonnes to a range of 29 miles.  It was the largest-calibre rifled weapon ever used in combat and fired the heaviest shells of any artillery piece.

Schwerer Gustav was one of two German 80 cm K (E) ultra-heavy railway guns. It was developed in the late 1930s by Krupp as siege artillery. The gun weighed nearly 1,350 tonnes and could fire shells weighing seven tonnes to a range of 29 miles. It was the largest-calibre rifled weapon ever used in combat and fired the heaviest shells of any artillery piece.

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Hitler and some other high-rank Nazis take a look at the massive railway gun, the Schwerer Gustav in 1942

Hitler and some other high-rank Nazis take a look at the massive railway gun, the Schwerer Gustav in 1942

schwerer gustav World War II was one of the biggest events in the history of the world, caused by the conflicts between the Allied Forces and the Axis Powers. Being the most widespread war, over a hundred million lives were lost. The Schwerer Gustav is one of the largest pieces of artillery that was ever used in combat. And you guessed it, if Hitler saw it, you’d know it’s one of theirs. And here they are, perhaps admiring the structure of this killing machine. It’s definitely a bad idea to…

schwerer gustav World War II was one of the biggest events in the history of the world, caused by the conflicts between the Allied Forces and the Axis Powers. Being the most widespread war, over a hundred million lives were lost. The Schwerer Gustav is one of the largest pieces of artillery that was ever used in combat. And you guessed it, if Hitler saw it, you’d know it’s one of theirs. And here they are, perhaps admiring the structure of this killing machine. It’s definitely a bad idea to…

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O canhão Schwerer Gustav foi o maior já construído pelo homem, pesava 1344 toneladas, tinha 6 metros de altura e 43 metros de comprimento. Tinha um diâmetro interno de 800 mm e usava 1360 kg de pólvora sem fumaça para atirar seus dois tipos de projeteis principais: um projétil de 5 toneladas altamente explosivo (HE) e um de 7 toneladas capaz de perfurar concreto.

O canhão Schwerer Gustav foi o maior já construído pelo homem, pesava 1344 toneladas, tinha 6 metros de altura e 43 metros de comprimento. Tinha um diâmetro interno de 800 mm e usava 1360 kg de pólvora sem fumaça para atirar seus dois tipos de projeteis principais: um projétil de 5 toneladas altamente explosivo (HE) e um de 7 toneladas capaz de perfurar concreto.

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WWII Schwerer Gustav Gun

WWII Schwerer Gustav Gun

Schwerer Gustav (English: Heavy Gustaf, or Great Gustaf) and Dora were the names of two massive World War 2 German 80 cm K (E) railway siege guns.

Schwerer Gustav (English: Heavy Gustaf, or Great Gustaf) and Dora were the names of two massive World War 2 German 80 cm K (E) railway siege guns.

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WHO-Tube: Schwerer Gustav: Biggest Gun Ever Used in Combat - http://www.warhistoryonline.com/whotube-2/who-tube-schwerer-gustav-biggest-gun-combat.html

WHO-Tube: Schwerer Gustav: Biggest Gun Ever Used in Combat - http://www.warhistoryonline.com/whotube-2/who-tube-schwerer-gustav-biggest-gun-combat.html

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