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80 cm Kanone (E)

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80 cm Kanone (E) - 800mm

The 80 cm Kanone (E), often known by its nickname of Schwerer Gustav ("Heavy Gustav"), was an enormous railway gun built by Krupp in Germany during World War II. The gun was so large that it had to be transported in sections, and also could not traverse its gun; tracks had to be specially built at its firing location in a curve in order to allow the gun to aim left or right by moving along the curve. Schwerer Gustav saw action during the siege of Sevastopol, where, among other things, it famously destroyed a defensive fort's ammunition magazine that sat 30 metres underwater and then through another 10 metres of concrete.

A second gun, Dora, was also built, though it's unclear whether this gun was ever fired in anger. Both guns were scuttled near the end of the war to prevent their capture.



  • Type: Railway Gun
  • Caliber: 31.5 in (80 cm)
  • Barrel Length: 1278.7 in (3248 cm)
  • Weight: 2976210 lbs (1350000 kg)
  • Length: 1862.2 in (4730 cm)
  • Height: 279.5 in (710 cm)
  • Width: 456.7 in (1160 cm)
  • Crew: several hundred
  • Elevation: 0° to +65°
  • Traverse:
  • Rate of Fire: 1.45 rounds/hour
  • Muzzle Velocity (AP): 2,400 ft/s (720 m/s)
  • Maximum Range (AP): 24 mi (38 km)
  • Muzzle Velocity (HE): 2,700 ft/s (820 m/s)
  • Maximum Range (HE): 30 mi (48 km)

The 80 cm Kanone (E) and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:


Title Actor Character Note Date
Krupp: A Family Between War and Peace CGI model 2009

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Notation Release Date
Fallout: New Vegas 2010
Resident Evil 6 2012
Call of Duty: WWII setpiece on the "Gustav Cannon" map 2017


Title Character Note Date
Yozakura Quartet Kotoha Isone 2008
Brave Witches Gustav and Dora, fictional version with traversable turret 2016-2017

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