Schwerer Gustav 800mm 1942

Maybe the biggest artillery ever made. Translation is not needed since there is no technical info, it is an old propaganda video. Just look how big that gun is. (Let's not argue about the past now, this videos is about the gun, not history.)

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+25 1. loscohones commented 9 years ago

if i remember correctly this cannon had a twin made named Dora . massive firepower >:)
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-14 2. LightAng3l commented 9 years ago

I wonder how anyone managed to survive WWII... but have no fear... WWIII is just around the corner, and man... is it ugly. Smaller bombs bigger bangs... :S

Remember blowing one up in Modal of Honor... rail gun Greta ;)
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+3 3. chrysbbb commented 9 years ago

Way big, way awesome.
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+5 4. irishgek commented 9 years ago

#1 Lol doroa the explorer ....she looked she spotted she went boooom !

War is bad but some times just wow look what man can make in no time suddenly !
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+9 5. GhostInShell commented 9 years ago

good old big bertha cannons from WWI. massive firepower back then :)
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+5 6. denko commented 9 years ago

:D THOR :D at 0:46
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+5 7. loadrunner commented 9 years ago

Loading it takes some time..
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+5 8. AntiAnti commented 9 years ago

Haters gonna hate :D
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+5 9. banzemanga commented 9 years ago

Can you imagine that our civilization leaves Earth and a new unadvanced civilization finds those cannons. It would be completely like science fiction movies.
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+1 10. seldomseen77 commented 9 years ago

Thor is here
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+15 11. Farmer2011 commented 9 years ago

its like a bunch of ants firing a 40mm pistol!!!
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+3 12. davor1387 commented 9 years ago

Ruuuuun! zi bombardieren iz koming down, getz into zi shetlerz.
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+4 13. Taineract commented 9 years ago

Could probably only fire those things a handful of times before they would need to be completely repaired.
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+2 14. LQoQK commented 9 years ago

any knows whats the point of the length of this thing? what would happen if its 1 meter longer or shorter?
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+2 15. kazannova commented 9 years ago

GERMAN STEEL :O
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+6 16. Tidge commented 9 years ago

this may be of interest:
http://www.vincelewis.net/dora.html
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+2 17. jeffy commented 9 years ago

Size DOES matter . ;)
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+1 18. Sebastien commented 9 years ago

@16 Indeed, thanks. And to answer #13: "the barrel was estimated to have a life of about 150 rounds"
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+3 19. imagic commented 9 years ago

one of these grenates in your backyard defenately will ruin your day
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+3 20. Sizzlik (admin) commented 9 years ago

Now lets see FPSrussia playing with this thing and shoot watermelons..
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-2 21. davor1387 commented 9 years ago

#20 i was just thinking that lol
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0 22. andreas0816 commented 9 years ago

Another senseless german weapon. And I am allowed to say that, cause I am german :)
The Nazis had some kind of size problem.... Building such a monster...stupid.
The Allies would have used the engineering time and material to build some easy-to-repair and exchangable thing like the Sherman tanks.
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+1 23. Sizzlik (admin) commented 9 years ago

#22 true that.."the guy who shall not be named" had a big issue with size..always wanted more than he could handle, no matter the cost. Another example is his unfinished Arena.
(allowed to say that..german too)
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+1 24. DrSarez commented 9 years ago

i wonder who should be pleased of this mass destruction propaganda. that is like whitewashing agent orange, napalm children, the atomic bomb. theres nothing to be proud of. "war. war never changes" (fallout)
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+2 25. erzug commented 9 years ago

At the 1:21 mark, that big gun reminds me of the two from the movie "Guns of Navarone".
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+1 26. davor1387 commented 9 years ago

#22 and #23 It's called wanting it all; greed; power too much never brought any good to man. I just don't see the point of the weapon requiring so many people and the barrel cannot even turn? Why not invest into something more versatile.
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+2 27. RandurSource commented 9 years ago

In those days the people calculated the angle etc manually

Do Angry Birds/Bunny Shooter games also prepare us to use big things like this secretly? :(
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+2 28. davor1387 commented 9 years ago

#27 we should stop thinking, this is what they want us to do... >:)
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+3 29. fjwjr commented 9 years ago

That was pretty cool. I spent 24 years in artillery. Here is me and my crew firing.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpXJtoPEBgY&list=PL32FC0F6FC5168D39&index=1
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+1 30. c0mmanderKeen commented 9 years ago

One shot weighing in at 4800 kg (HE) or 7100 kg (AP) !!!

Reload times up to 45 minutes...

Still amazing to look at though :P
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+1 31. sux2bu commented 9 years ago

#29 On the battlefield you cannon-cockers can make all the difference in the world. Thanks for your service. :)
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+1 32. JerryD commented 9 years ago

Hm? Very ineffective way to deliver a load of explosives, so its no wonder missiles got invented. Thou its very impressive... enjoyed the vid a lot :D
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+1 33. Neutral commented 9 years ago

Even an empty cartridge like this size should sell lots of money O:)
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0 34. cyberdevil commented 8 years ago

Damn that's a huge gun! Well actually the gun doesn't seem so amazing, but the ammunition. If there's a WW3 I doubt they would even have the resources to make ammunition this big...
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0 35. timotej commented 4 years ago

epic but weapon of mass distruction