Users' questions

Do battleships have Railguns?

Do battleships have Railguns?

Battleships ,no, but 10,000 ton cruiser class vessels are a possibility. Rail guns on their own are not enough, as they are still outranged by guided missiles.

Which country has electromagnetic railgun?

China is testing a ship-mounted railgun “capable of striking a target 124 miles away at speeds of up to 1.6 miles per second,” according to CNBC, citing anonymous sources familiar with the report. “For perspective, a shot fired from Washington, DC could reach Philadelphia in under 90 seconds.”

What is the largest railgun in the world?

Schwerer Gustav was the largest-calibre rifled weapon ever used in combat and, in terms of overall weight, the heaviest mobile artillery piece ever built….

Schwerer Gustav
Mass 1,350 tonnes (1,490 short tons; 1,330 long tons)
Length 47.3 metres (155 ft 2 in)
Barrel length 32.5 metres (106 ft 8 in) L/40,6

When did the BL 18 inch railway howitzer enter service?

The BL 18-inch railway howitzer (formally Ordnance BL 18-inch Mk I howitzer on truck, railway) was a British railway gun developed during World War I. Part of the progression of ever-larger howitzers on the Western Front, it did not enter service until 1920.

Where was the 18 inch howitzer used in World War 1?

In late 1940 one 18-inch howitzer was mounted on the railway mounting nicknamed “Boche Buster” which had been used in World War I to carry a 14-inch gun . In 1940 there were concerns that an enemy invasion was imminent, crossing the English Channel from France. Three heavy rail-mounted guns were deployed on the Elham Valley Railway line in Kent.

Where are the Dutch railway howitzers on display?

The 18-inch “barrel number one” on display at the Dutch Railway Museum in 2013. The four BL 18-inch railway howitzers that were deployed during the Second World War were all scrapped in the post-war period.

What kind of fire does a howitzer gun use?

A howitzer does both. Depending on targeting conditions, one can use high angle fire to drop rounds behind obstacles. If, for example, your target is behind a mountain and not reachable by low-angle (less than 45 degrees) fire, you switch to high angle, fire over the mountain, and get it that way.