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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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.

The massive Schwerer Gustav 80cm railway gun.

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1941: Schwerer Gustav, weighing in at 1,350, is the largest piece of artillery ever used in combat.

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1941: Schwerer Gustav, weighing in at 1,350, is the largest piece of artillery ever used in combat.

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