GTP Alternative Cool Wall: 1931-1941 B-4 203 mm Soviet super-heavy howitzer

1931-1941 B-4 203 mm Soviet super-heavy howitzer ([USER=123863]@Rage Racer[/USER])


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5,551
Antarctica
Controls set for heart of sun
GTP_RogerTheHors
Nominated by @Rage Racer
1931-1941 B-4
203 mm Soviet super-heavy howitzer

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Nicknames: Stalin's Sledgehammer, Karelian Sculptor
In service: 1931-present (B-4M with wheel chassis since 1955)

Weight: Combat: 17,700 kg (39,022 lbs); Travel: 19,000 kg (41,888 lbs)
Barrel length: Bore: 4.894 m (16 ft 1 in) L/24.1; Overall: 5.087 m (16 ft 8 in) L/25
Shell: high-explosive 100 kg (220 lbs), anti-concrete 100-146 kg, nuclear (since 1965) 150 kg
Caliber: 203 mm (8 in)
Breech: interrupted screw
Elevation: 0° to 60°
Traverse:
Rate of fire: 1 round per 2 minutes
Muzzle velocity: 607 m/s (1,990 ft/s)
Maximum firing range: 18 km (11 mi)​
 

Grand Prix

The Nut Behind the Wheel
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GTP_Grand_Prix
It's cool, but when it comes to howitzers, Big Bertha is more iconic to me. Nuke cannons and howitzers are a morbidly fascinating concept though, :lol:
 

niky

Karma Chameleon
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Philippines
Philippines
It's a big bad musket. But it's still just an antiquated, now-useless musket.

Okay, a breech-loader, then. A huge, cumbersome breech-loading rifle that just happens to fire nuclear bullets.

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Okay... I'll admit, that last bit is fairly cool.
 
5,204
Finland
Finland
It's a big pointless, unusable, gun. The keywords are 'big', 'pointless' and 'unusable'. The words pushing it away from sub zero are 'Stalin' and 'gun'. It would have been super, hyper, seriously uncool in the 1940s, but it isn't 1940s anymore.
 

The Bman

That's just one of my names.
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The_Bman24
Ugly. Unattractive. Uncool.

I would say oversized but that would ruin my "three U's" thing.
 
4,667
Austria
Nicest part of hell
Mortars are really cool, and the bigger the better. The most amazing thing is its service life, 1931-present, wow! :eek: