Monday 1 September 2014

German Superguns

We've seen Soviet superguns, but can Germany beat them in impracticality? Of course it can!

Let's start with a pretty reasonable one.

A gun from your biggest mass produced heavy tank in a medium tank turret? Easy. Let's kick it up a notch.

Players of World of Tanks will already be familiar with this cannon. A seven meter long barrel isn't that unreasonable, considering that the King Tiger already had a 6.25 meter gun. You can do better, Germany.

Yeah, now that's what I'm talking about! This was one of the proposed guns for the Typ 205 tank

This isn't really a gun for a tank anymore, but with a barrel that's nearly 11.5 meters long, it's as big as one. Read more about it here

The very same gun mentioned in this document. Originally a railroad gun, it was given a chance at increased mobility when the E-100 project didn't go quite so well.

Scans by Yuri Pasholok.

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