A gun is a no more savage than a bat in the hands of a crazy man. Political power also grows out of the pipe of a gun. Though people pull the trigger, but guns are the actual instrument which brings death. In this modern world, a man with a gun can dominate and manage more than 100 people without the help of any other man.
So it is very important to control this weapon cum instrument. We should keep in mind that the longer the delay is, the more damage will occur. It is a pipe-like instrument designed to discharge materials. Gun is also used as a weapon. There are different types of guns found in the world. They vary on the basis of their categories, design, type of working and so on.
Here are the top 10 Largest Guns In The World of all time
10. Armstrong 100-ton gun
The Armstrong 100-ton gun is the British rifled muzzle-loading (RML) gun used by the British army. It was manufactured in 1877 by Elswick Ordnance Company.
The Armstrong gun is 103 tons in weight and it is one of the heaviest guns in the world. The barrel is 9.22 meter long with 17.72-inch bore diameter. It can fire around 910 kg shell with accuracy. It has 10-degree elevation and has an effective firing range of six kilometers.
9. BL 16 inch Mk I naval gun
The BL 16 inch Mk I naval gun was developed in 1927 and used in battleships. The gun was used in World War II by the British Army. This gun was developed for the Lion-class battleship.
The weight of the gun is around 108 tons. The total length of the gun is 18.85 meter including the 18.3-meter long barrel. The gun can fire shells weighing 2,048 pounds. The bore diameter of the BL 16 inch Mk I naval gun is 16 inches. With the maximum 40 degrees elevation the gunfire up to 36 kilometers. The effective firing range of the gun is 31 kilometers. It can fire 1.5 rounds per minute.
8. M1919 gun
The M1919 gun large coastal artillery gun designed by US Army Ordnance Corps and developed by Watervliet Arsenal in 1920. The gun was used by US army in World War II.
The gun is constructed in terms of overall weight of 1350 tons. It comes with 20.32-meter long barrel and 16-inch bore diameter. The gun can fire shells weighing 1,060 kg and 950 kg. With the maximum 65 degrees elevation, the gun can hit a target within 45 kilometers radius. It can fire one round in every 5 minutes.
7. Big Bertha
Big Bertha is the super-heavy howitzer developed by the company Krupp in early 1900’s. The gun was used in World War I and II by Nazi German Army and Hungarian-Austrian Army.
The 47 tons gun was extensively used in both the World Wars. The gun is 5.88 meters long with 16.5-inch bore diameter. The Big Bertha can fire 820 kg shell with accuracy. With the 40 to 75 degree of elevation range, the gun can have an effective firing range of 12.5 kilometers. It can fire one round in every 6-7 minutes.
6. Gamma Morse
The Gamma Mörser was developed by Krupp in 1912. This gun was used by Nazi German Army during World War I and II. It is a siege howitzer of super-heavy siege gun series.
The 140 tons gun can fire the nearly one-ton shell. The gun has 16.5-inch bore diameter with 6.723 meters of barrel length. The Gamma Morser can hit a target within the 14.2 kilometers with an elevation of 43 to 75 degree. The gun can fire 1 round in every 8 minutes.
5. BL 18 inch Mk I naval gun
The BL 18 inch Mk I naval gun is a breech-loading naval gun developed in 1916-17. It was manufactured by Elswick Ordnance Company. The gun was used in World War I by the British Navy.
The 149 tons gun can fire 3,320 pounds shell. The gun is 62 feet long including 60 long feet barrel. The BL 18 inch Mk I gun has 22 to 45 degree of elevation and it can fire up to 37 kilometers. The effective firing range of the gun is around 29 kilometer. This gun can fire one round in every four minutes.
4. Type 94 naval gun
The Type 94 naval gun is the Japanese naval gun which was used in World War II in the battleships. This gun was excessively used by the Japanese Navy in their Yamato-class battleship.
The weight of the gun is around 147.3 tons. The gun is 21.13 meter long. Its 18.1-inch barrel can fire AP, HE and AA type of shell with accuracy. With the maximum elevation of 50 degrees the, a gun can hit a target within the 42-kilometer radius. Its effective firing range is around 25 kilometer. The type 94 naval gun can fire 1.5-2 round per minute.
3. Obusier de 520 modèle 1916
The Obusier de 520 is a French railroad howitzer developed by Schneider et Cie organization in 1917-18. In the World War II, the gun was used by French and German Army.
The 263 tons gun is one of the biggest guns ever built. The gun is 30.38 meters long with the 11.9-meter long barrel. With 520 millimeters bore diameter the gun has 40-60 degree of elevation. It can hit a target within the radius of 14,600 to 17,000 meters. The Obusier de 520 can fire one round per six minutes.
The Karl-Great German self-propelled siege howitzer designed and manufactured by Rheinmetall AG firm. This is the largest self-propelled gun used in World War II used by the German Army.
The weight of the gun is around 124 tons. The total length of the gun is 11.15 meters with the 4.2-meter barrel length. The gun has 55-70 degree elevation with 600 mm bore diameter. The gun carrying vehicle is powered by Daimler-Benz MB 503 A gasoline or Daimler-Benz MB 507 C diesel 580 hp engine. The gun can hit the target within 42-60 kilometer radius with accuracy. It can fire one round per ten minutes.
1. Schwerer Gustav
The Schwerer Gustav was the largest German railway gun pieces every constructed. It was developed by Krupp in late 1930’s. This gun was used by the Nazi German army in World War II.
The overall weight of the gun is 1350 tons with the weight of projectiles of 15,700 pounds. It’s 800 mm caliber is the largest ever. The total length of the gun is 47.3 meters with 32.5 meters of barrel length. It can fire 14 rounds per day.
The guns also had a range of over 39 miles. With a maximum elevation of 48 degrees, the Schwerer Gustav can fire shell which can hit a target 29 miles away, while the bunker-buster can hit any object within 23 miles with a reasonable accuracy.
We have to keep in mind that each of us should be educated. Our primary duty is to go to school to make this process successful. It is not only our primary duty but it also help us to protect our self with the power of a pen. Only a fight can stop through another fight. In order to get rid of this crucial problem, it is required to leave the gun with the help of it. Arms are closely connected with human beings from the ancient period. The then it was used as an instrument to save the life from various threats and dangers. It can protect properties as well. But nowadays it is a medium of panic and destruction as well. The general people are afraid to imagine about guns. But is is the most common weapon to civilians and military as well.