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These Are the Most Bizarre Deadly Weapons in Human History

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Schwerer Gustav (English: Heavy Gustaf, or Great Gustaf) and Dora were the names of two massive World War 2 German 80 cm K (E) railway siege guns.

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Dora at the Siege of Sebastopol http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schwerer_Gustav

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schwerer gustav World War II was one of the biggest events in the history of the world, caused by the conflicts between the Allied Forces and the Axis Powers. Being the most widespread war, over a hundred million lives were lost. The Schwerer Gustav is one of the largest pieces of artillery that was ever used in combat. And you guessed it, if Hitler saw it, you’d know it’s one of theirs. And here they are, perhaps admiring the structure of this killing machine. It’s definitely a bad idea to…

The Schwerer Gustav was a massive railway artillery cannon that was developed to break the French’s Maginot line of defenses. It saw limited use in the war.

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11 Jaw-dropping Weapons From World War II You Probably Never Heard Of

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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from History Daily

25 Most Destructive and Powerful Weapons In History

Schwerer Gustav and Dora -- These two monstrous German 80 cm railway siege guns are the largest caliber-rifled weapons ever. They were used in live combat during World War 2. They have the heaviest ammunition shells ever in history.

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