Talk:Supergun

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Hi! I've heard a rumor that Iraq's WMD was a contemporary supergun capable of shelling Israel, Iran and other regional targets, and that ongoing Iraqi research was developing a supergun capable of delivering artillery to any point on the globe.

Can anyone shed light on this? It sounds like a hoax, but it would explain many things about the way the war was handled. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 65.125.81.34 (talk) 14:18, 3 April 2008 (UTC)

See Project Babylon 80.219.42.114 (talk) 20:39, 23 September 2009 (UTC)

Definition[edit]

Is there an actual definition of a "supergun"? Reading this page it just seems to be "a really big gun", which is just a wee bit vague. Jonathan Oldenbuck (talk) 11:31, 15 December 2008 (UTC)

I'm not sure whether I am doing this correctly or not and apologise if the latter is the case. I just wanted to comment on the parenthetical "(even kings)" which refers to only one king, James II of Scotland. Should the remark be "(even a king)" or were there really other kings killed by exploding ordnance? Dawright12 (talk) 13:28, 4 October 2009 (UTC)

Largest surviving bronze-cast gun[edit]

Although the Dardanelles Gun is frequently cited to be the largest surviving bronze-cast gun of the period, the bronze-cast Tsar Cannon actually exceeds its dimensions in terms of caliber, length and weight. Gun Powder Ma (talk) 04:05, 23 March 2010 (UTC)

Railguns, naval artillery[edit]

First and simplest, it seems to me that most post 1910-era large caliber naval guns equaled or exceeded the size and power of many of the land-based "superguns" described here. Why does a 16-inch gun with a range of 30 miles not count as a "supergun" when smaller-caliber land-based guns do? Next, couldn't "railguns" be considered a form of "supergun"? Just because they aren't conventional artillery? They perform the same function, yet with vastly improved capabilities (although with un-solved development problems). I notice someone added a little blurb at the bottom about a supposed new US Navy "supergun" that fires projectiles at Mach 7. I would say it's safe to assume the person is actually referring to the Electro-Magnetic Laboratory Rail Gun, a prototype 32MJ railgun under development for the USN, whuch fires projectiles at Mach 7. I added a link, but it might be good to include more detail in the article..45Colt 07:00, 3 January 2015 (UTC)