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The "Gustav Gun" was built by Germany-based Friedrich Krupp, A.G. in 1941. It weighed a massive 1344 tons and required a 500 man crew to operate. During its operational period, the gun fired approximately 367 shells, with very few hitting their desired targets -- mainly because shells required a 400-pound powder charge, causing violent shocks. Click here for more pictures.

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This entry was posted on 10/27/2007 03:11am and is filed under A Look Back, Feature, Unusual, Weapon .
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