Let’s take a look over the largest cannons ever used in battle. Schwerer Gustav railway gun was developed by the Nazis in preparation for WW2
Schwerer Gustav - The Biggest Cannon During WWII
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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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Railway gun ‘Schwerer Gustav’, and heavy mortar ‘Mörser Karl’ named “Thor” fireing at strategic locations and devastating entire cities during Operation Barbarossa, 1941.