Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Schwerer Gustav

Big gun... Schwerer Gustav and Dora were the names of two German 80 cm K (E) ultra-heavy railway guns. They were developed in the late 1930s by Krupp as siege artillery for the explicit purpose of destroying the main forts of the French Maginot Line, 


 Caliber     80 centimetres (31 in)
Weight     1,350 tonnes
Length     47.3 metres (155 ft 2 in)
Barrel length     32.5 metres (106 ft 8 in)
Width     7.1 metres (23 ft 4 in)
Height     11.6 metres (38 ft 1 in)