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Description:*Still in existence, by barrel weight. In Fort Rinella. Kalkara, Malta, there is one of the world's two surviving Armtrong Whitworth 100-ton guns. The barrel weighed 100 tons, and fired a one-ton shell to the horizon, where it could penetrate the armour of any ship. At five miles it had a hit rate of 98%. The crew was never exposed to enemy fire..(more)

*Still in existence, by barrel weight.
In Fort Rinella. Kalkara, Malta, there is one of the world's two surviving Armtrong Whitworth 100-ton guns. The barrel weighed 100 tons, and fired a one-ton shell to the horizon, where it could penetrate the armour of any ship. At five miles it had a hit rate of 98%. The crew was never exposed to enemy fire when it was in operation, as it swivelled this way and that for loading on hydraulics. Today, its fire rate of one round every six minutes makes it obsolete, but in its day, this was terrifyingly fast for so vast a weapon.
The gun is not complete. Its loading mechanism was broken up for scrap, and the smaller bits that could be removed from the gun have gone, but the enormous bulk of its main sections are still there. It has been fired once in recent years by re-enactors, but just to create smoke, flame, and publicity.
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Biggest gun in the world*

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