Schwerer Gustav (English: Heavy Gustaf, or Great Gustaf) and Dora were the names of two German 80 cm K (E) ultra-heavy railway guns. They were developed in the late by Krupp as siege artillery for the explicit purpose of destroying the main forts.
historical-photos-rare- Hitler inspecting the massive “Schwerer Gustav” railway gun from afar. It was the largest-calibre rifled weapon ever used in combat, and fired the heaviest shells of any artillery piece.
The shells of the German Gustav Railway Gun were massive, 800 mm caliber. The gun was the largest caliber rifled weapon ever used in combat This behemoth stood 20 feet wide and 140 feet long. And required a 500 man crew. It could fire 14 r