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The Story of How Hitler Built the Biggest Gun Ever (And it Was a Total Flop)

James Simpson Security, The rise of air power was the last nail in the war train’s coffin. The Heavy Gustav fired a total of 48 shots at Sevastopol, mostly on Soviet forts. It never fired in anger again. Berlin blew more than 1,000 tons of steel, thousands of man-hours and millions of Reichsmarks for just 48 shots in a war where steel, labor and treasure were in limited supply.
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