The Largest Gun in History : Gustav Gun

The Biggest Gun

The Treaty of Versailles created, at best, a tenuous truce. Hoping to ward off another assault, France erected a seemingly impregnable network of forts along the German frontier. Determined to overcome this obstacle, Adolf Hitler issued orders that specified "a gun able to pierce a meter of steel, seven meters of concrete, or thirty meters of dense earth

Built in Germany in 1941 by the company Friedrich Krupp A.G. this gigantic gun was created in order to destroy troops along the Maginot Line along the French border. Both a 10 thousand pound shell and a 16 thousand pound concrete-piercing projectile were shot as far as 29 miles.