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Chinese Supergun
Chinese Supergun -

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Family: Gun-launched. Country: USA.

In January 1995 the Chinese army unveiled a 21 m long supergun capable of firing large artillery shells into South Korea and Taiwan. The gun could fire 85 mm shells over a 300 km range. Nothing further was heard of the weapon. Interestingly, China was one of the countries that retained Gerard Bull as a consultant in artillery design in the 1980's. It would seem that the supergun retained its military appeal as a psychological weapon or in anti-satellite applications.


Specifications

Payload: 40 kg. to a: 300 km suborbital trajectory.


Chinese Supergun Chronology


- 1995 January -

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