World War II Pictures

German Rail Gun

This is a German 240mm Rail Gun, captured by American soldiers in the spring of 1945. The Germany Army utilized many rail guns such as this, hiding them in tunnels during the day to avoid aerial attack and rolling them out to fire at night. As large as this gun seems, the biggest rail gun used by the Germans (and one of the largest guns in history) was a 800mm gun called “Schwerer Gustav.”

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