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Big Nazi Artillery Canon?  
User currently offlineNWAir757 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 11 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3988 times:

What was the name of that enourmous artillery canon that was situated on a train car? I saw a short clip of it somewhere and I have been trying to find out the name of this behemoth with no avail. It was built by the nazis sometime during WWII I belive I could be wrong.


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User currently offlineLHMARK From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 46
Reply 1, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3978 times:

The Germans built a bunch of railguns. I don't know their individual names, but I can tell you that it is NOT Big Bertha. That was a howitzer used during the invasion of Belgium in WW1


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User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20552 posts, RR: 62
Reply 2, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3977 times:

Was it this?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schwerer_Gustav



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User currently offlineBR076 From Netherlands, joined May 2005, 1086 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3975 times:

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User currently offlineNWAir757 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 11 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3971 times:

Oh I wasnt aware that there were multiple creations of this type of weapon. Thanks for the info I'm still trying to find images of one.


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User currently offlineNWAir757 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 11 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3965 times:

Yep, That was it thanks westy. The size of it is just impressive to me.


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User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20552 posts, RR: 62
Reply 6, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3960 times:

Quoting NWAir757 (Reply 5):
The size of it is just impressive to me.

Why thank you.

Oh wait ...  Wink



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User currently offlineNWAir757 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 11 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3955 times:

Yea, I was afraid someone would take that the wrong way. >_<


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User currently offlineSlider From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6799 posts, RR: 34
Reply 8, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3943 times:

I can't recall the name of it off the top of my head, but know that the range was ferocious.

Reminds me of the Guns of Navarone---what a classic movie.


User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 9, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3934 times:

Gotta love Wikipedia. It is so inaccurate!

Compares the 80cm shell with a tank. Only problem is the shell was thirty feet closer to the camera than the tank was.

I've seen the 16 inch projectiles for the big US battlships. Hard to imagine one nearly twice the diamter!



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User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 75
Reply 10, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3929 times:
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The Germans had several rail guns during the second war, which all were descendants of the the 60cm Karl the Great WWI gun (which shelled the outskirts of Paris during the waning days of WWI), with the largest being Dora, an 800mm howitzer that launched 48 shells in anger during the second world war, and amounted to being an early weapon of mass destruction.

This thing took a crew of 1450 men 4 to 6 weeks to assemble and service the weapon and 500 just to shoot it. It had it's own airplanes and intelligence units assigned to select and perform BDA targets. They were designed with the intent of engaging Maginot line forts, and were made superfluous for this purpose when tactics changed (see Guderian) and they sent a 10000+lb HE shell, or a 16000+lb penetrator shell (for bunkers and forts) a distance of 25 miles. These were the first true and effective mobile superguns.

Here's a website for Dora
http://www.aopt91.dsl.pipex.com/rail...ailwayguns/German/Dora%20index.htm



and here's a website describing a 280mm gun that was also mounted on a rail car by the Germans.

http://www.one35th.com/model/k5/k5_hist01.htm

[Edited 2005-12-08 22:10:39]


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User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13194 posts, RR: 77
Reply 11, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3888 times:

Hitler (who loved these sort of things) certainly was prepared to pour huge material and manpower resources into such limited, inflexible and in an age of airpower, vulnerable weapons.

User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 18
Reply 12, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3843 times:

At the time they were devised (early 1930s) airpower was unproven and the thought was that such weapons would be needed to blast holes into heavily fortified defenses like the Maginot line in order for the Panzers to have a clear run.

They were used in that capacity only once, during the siege of Sevastopol, where the Luftwaffe controlled the skies.



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User currently offlineAGC525 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 989 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3830 times:

Wasn't it called the Paris Gun?


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User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 18
Reply 14, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3816 times:

No, that was a WW1 weapon used to shell Paris.
The WW2 weapons were in part inspired by it but were not the same.



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User currently offlineAirworldA320 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 316 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3802 times:

Could it be the Morser Karl?
http://www.aopt91.dsl.pipex.com/rail...lwayguns/German/Morser%20karl.html



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User currently offlineKiwiNanday From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3792 times:

The Krupp K5, also known as Anzio Annie, was part of the defense during the Allied invasion of Anzio, Italy.

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