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The Nazis had developed Schwerer Gustav, the largest gun ever built.

Schwerer Gustav was the largest-calibre rifled weapon which was developed by the Nazis under Hitler and was designed by munitions maker Krupp.

Schwerer Gustav was the largest-calibre rifled weapon which was developed by the Nazis under Hitler and was designed by munitions maker Krupp.The information by the South African Military History Society states that Schwerer Gustav was used in Germany during the Second World War. It was an 80-centimetre (31.5 in) railroad gun, designed in the late 1930s by Krupp for the explicit purpose. The fully assembled gun weighed nearly 1,350 tonnes and could fire shells weighing 7 (7.7 short tons) to a range of 47 km.

In April of 1945, the Germans decided to destroy the Schwerer Gustav to avoid it being captured by Allied troops.

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