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. #WWII #War

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A German Krupp railway gun firing at a distant target. It was the most commonly used German railway gun of World War II.

The massive Schwerer Gustav 80cm railway gun.

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Schwerer Gustav and Dora, largest caliber rifled guns ever, firing 7 ton shells, German

Hitler inspecting the massive 800mm “Schwerer Gustav” railway gun from afar.

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historical-photos-rare- Hitler inspecting the massive “Schwerer Gustav” railway gun from afar. It was the largest-calibre rifled weapon ever used in combat, and fired the heaviest shells of any artillery piece.

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.

Dora german rail gun being assembled for firing. A daunting task, putting the sections of the bore barrel together.

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…

The Heavy Gustav, Hitler and generals inspecting the largest caliber rifled weapon ever used in combat, 1941 Schwerer Gustav (Engl.

10 Famous and Notorious Guns from History -        There are now more than three hundred million guns in the United States of America alone. At the end of World War II in 1945, the Soviet army was shelling Berlin with 43,000 artillery pieces. So whatever your opinion on how they should be regulated in America, guns have been a gigantic... - http://toptenz.net

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Schwerer Dora railgun. Using a curved run of track laid for the express purpose of firing the massive gun. This is how it was aimed left and right.

Gustav Kanone (E) Eisenbahngeschütz Dora: Schwerer "Dora" railway gun. Using a curved run of track laid for the express purpose of firing the massive gun. This is how it was aimed left and right.

Hitler Reviews The Massive Gustav Railway Gun

Hitler Reviews The Massive Gustav Railway Gun

Schwerer Gustav: Biggest Gun Ever Used in Combat: German engineers create a beastly cannon so large that it requires custom tracks to transport it.

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.

Thomas Schwerer Gustav

Thomas Schwerer Gustav

The Schwerer Gustav, a German 80 cm (31.5 in.) railway gun [652 × 822] 1941–45 - The largest gun ever built - four stories high, could fire seven ton shells nearly 30 miles

The Schwerer Gustav, a German 80 cm (31.5 in.) railway gun [652 × 822] 1941–45

“The monstrous 800 mm inches) shells used by the equally monstrous Schwerer Gustav railway gun, the heaviest artillery piece ever fielded in combat.

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