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100 Ton Gun

  • The 100 Ton Gun nicknamed “The Rock Buster” was build in 1870
  • Only 8 built, 4 for the Italian navy, 2 for Malta and 2 for Gibraltar
  • Required 35 men to operate the gun
  • It took 3 hours to heat the water to operate the hydraulic system
  • Ability to fire a 2000lb projectile 8 miles with a penetration of 24.9 inches of wrought iron
  • The prime targets were sailing ships
  • Due to advances in artillery technology the gun was soon obsolete after being built
  • The gun was never fired in anger

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