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is it art?
To me it is! Beautiful

is this a real thing?
Yes
German Artillery "Dora"
Scary
The gun had two types of shells. The armor/concrete-piercing shell weighed 7.1 tons (7,100 kilograms) and could pierce 22.9 feet (7 meters) of reinforced concrete or 3.3 feet (1 meter) of rolled steel armor. The high-explosive shell weighed 4.8 tons (4,800 kilograms) and left a 30 foot (10 meter) wide crater
 

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interesting mounting guns on railcars wouldn't that limit what you could shoot at? Seems it could only go where there were tracks.
Due to the size and weight, there was no other chance for transport. Only rails. The so called "Eisenbahngeschütz" with 80cm
The total weight was 1.350 tons
The Dora was real, but the only one of this size really in use at this time


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