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Rail Gun

Post by Elwood Blues on Sun Apr 19, 2009 12:02 pm

Dora Rail Gun
Dora was the second gun to be produced. It was deployed briefly against Stalingrad, where the gun arrived at its emplacement 15 kilometers (9 miles) to the west of the city sometime in mid-August 1942. It was ready to fire on September 13. It was quickly withdrawn, however, when Soviet encirclement threatened. When the Germans began their long retreat they took Dora with them. Dora was broken up before the end of the war, being discovered in the west by American troops some time after the discovery of Schwerer Gustav.

See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Railway_gun

and also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schwerer_Gustav
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