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Krupp K5 "Anzio Annie" (German) at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland

Krupp "Anzio Annie" (German) at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland

British Army officers pose next to projectiles fired by the "Dora" railway gun. Dora and its sibling "Gustav" were 80 cm guns developed in the late 1930s by Krupp as siege artillery for the purpose of destroying the French Maginot Line fortifications. The guns could fire shells weighing seven tonnes to a range of 47 km (29 mi). Gustav was captured by US troops and cut up, whilst Dora was destroyed near the end of the war in 1945 to avoid capture by the Red Army.

British Army officers pose next to projectiles fired by the "Dora" railway gun. Dora and its sibling "Gustav" were 80 cm guns developed in the late by Krupp as siege artillery for the purpose of destroying the French Maginot Line fortifications.

WW2 - German Railroad guns in action - World War Two military train

- German Railroad guns in action - World War Two military train: Documentary about the massive railroad guns used by Germany during World War

"Gustav Gun" built in Essen, Germany in 1941. The strategic weapon of its day, the Gustav Gun was built at the direct order of Adolf Hitler for the express purpose of crushing Maginot Line forts protecting the French frontier. To accomplish this, Krupp designed a giant railway gun weighing 1344 tons with a bore diameter of 800 mm (31.5") and served by a 500 man crew commanded by a major-general.

Railway Gun Leopold This gun was captured in Italy after it, and a second gun ("Robert"), had been firing on the Anzio beach head. The Germans built 25 units by the end of WWII.

128mm FlaK 40 Zwilling - The 12.8 cm FlaK 40, was a German World War II anti-aircraft gun. Although it was not produced in great numbers, it was one of the most effective heavy AA guns of its era.  Development of the gun began in 1936, with the contract being awarded to Rheinmetall Borsig, the first prototype gun was delivered for testing in late 1937 and completed testing successfully. The gun weighed nearly 12 tonnes in its firing position, with the result that its barrel had to be…

FlaK 40 Zwilling - The cm FlaK was a German World War II anti-aircraft gun. Although it was not produced in great numbers, it was one of the most effective heavy AA guns of its era.

World War I, German heavy railway artillery, ca. 1917

World War I, German Heavy Railway Canvas Print / Canvas Art by Everett

Weapons of War - Artillery - German heavy railway artillery during World War I

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