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Russia_2837 - Tsar Cannon

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Tsar Cannon is an enormous cannon, commissioned in 1586 by Russian Tsar Feodor. The cannon weighs nearly 38 metric tonnes and has a length of 5.34 meters (17.5 feet), a calibre of 890 mm (35 inches), and an external diameter of 1200 mm (41 inches). The Guinness Book of Records lists it as the largest howitzer ever made.

 

The cannon was fired at least once but never in battle and the cannon balls are decorative only, They are too large to have been used in the Tsar Cannon, which would have fired 800 kg stone grapeshot.

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Taken on September 26, 2009