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The Biggest naval cannons of WW2 was the 18.1-inch (46 cm) naval guns equipped on the Japanese battleships Yamato and Musashi. Dora railway gun - HOLD MY BEER!

A massive 31 inch/800 mm shell from the German 'Dora' railway gun next to a Jeep.... shells weighing 7 tons and had a range of 29 miles/47 km!




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31 minutes ago, Gateway Kid SASS# 70038 Life said:

So wadya think?

3.2 grains TiteGroup or 3.5 grains Unique?

Gives a whole new meaning to “poof-tink” :)


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Gateway Kid


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2 hours ago, Chantry said:

What a waste of resources and manpower


Which for the Allies was a good thing.  


Mass 1,350 tonnes (1,490 short tons; 1,330 long tons)
Length 47.3 metres (155 ft 2 in)
Barrel length 32.5 metres (106 ft 8 in) L/40.6
Width 7.1 metres (23 ft 4 in)
Height 11.6 metres (38 ft 1 in)
Crew 250 to assemble the gun in 3 days (54 hours), 2,500 to lay track and dig embankments. 2 flak battalions to protect the gun from air attack.

Shell Armored-Piercing Shell (AP)
High-Explosive Shell (HE)
Caliber 800 millimetres (31 in)
Elevation Max of 48°
Rate of fire 1 round every 30–45 minutes or typically 14 rounds a day
Muzzle velocity 820 m/s (2,700 ft/s) (HE)
720 m/s (2,400 ft/s) (AP)
Effective firing range c. 39,000 metres (43,000 yd)

Maximum firing range



47,000 metres (51,000 yd) (HE)
38,000 metres (42,000 yd) (AP)


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