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chrisss0r
The Lowbirds
Posted - 2010.02.04 10:40:00 - [1]
 

Edited by: chrisss0r on 04/02/2010 10:45:24
Edited by: chrisss0r on 04/02/2010 10:43:31
Edited by: chrisss0r on 04/02/2010 10:40:21
http://www.lowbird.com/data/images/2010/02/dora-train-artillery-by-floydworx.jpg


Actually it's a 800mm cannon and i think it gives a very nice feel for the dimensions in eve. 10 of these babies go onto a muninn

and here's a shell

shell

and there is another hint for the dimension. it drives on 2 railways at the same time. so it's about as broad as 2 trains passing each other

Asuka Smith
Gallente
Royal Black Watch Highlanders
Posted - 2010.02.04 10:42:00 - [2]
 

With no frame of reference in that picture it is basically not very helpful for getting a feel of any dimensions...

DarkPhate Endovari
THE UNKNOWN KNOWN
Posted - 2010.02.04 10:50:00 - [3]
 

Perhaps this link will show the scale a bit better
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xF8JhXJ8Aio

Simeon Tor
Picon Fleet
New Eden Research.
Posted - 2010.02.04 11:15:00 - [4]
 

Originally by: Asuka Smith
With no frame of reference in that picture it is basically not very helpful for getting a feel of any dimensions...


Well it runs on two railway tracks, that's something to go by.

Nooma K'Larr
Minmatar
Posted - 2010.02.04 11:37:00 - [5]
 

The US Navy is exploring the use of magnetic rail guns in their ships instead of explosives.

Thrymren
Posted - 2010.02.04 11:59:00 - [6]
 

nice 'Railgun'! xD

Cpt Cosmic
Posted - 2010.02.04 11:59:00 - [7]
 

Edited by: Cpt Cosmic on 04/02/2010 12:16:31
you are taltking about the dora, a german artillery cannon. was used only once. it can fire only about 50 to 100 shots before you need to overhaul/repair it. "effective" range is about 50km. it was so heavy (alone the tube had 400 tons) that it needed 2 trains with atleast 1k horsepower to haul it. to mantain the gun you need a 500 man crew. the dora had a fire rate of 4 rounds a day. the cannon had no strategic value because it was very unreliable and inaccurate.

the funny thing is, the mad german engineers planned one with 1000mm shells but it was never finished.

also Railguns should not be confused with Railway guns Rolling Eyes

Sphit Ker
Dreddit
Test Alliance Please Ignore
Posted - 2010.02.04 12:10:00 - [8]
 

Originally by: Asuka Smith
With no frame of reference in that picture it is basically not very helpful for getting a feel of any dimensions...


Railroad wheels are usually 33 inches diameter. Heavy freight often have 36 inches wheel. Thats roughly 1 meter per wheel.

... just for a little visual cue.

Serpents smile
Posted - 2010.02.04 12:16:00 - [9]
 

Originally by: Cpt Cosmic
The dora had a fire rate of 4 rounds a day.


Shocked Laughing

Pixsie: http://kknight.gallery.netspace.net.au/albums/dora-dio/dora_dio_14.jpg

Kaar
Rionnag Alba
Northern Coalition.
Posted - 2010.02.04 12:22:00 - [10]
 

I loved that Enemy Territory map, nades and flamers in the bunkers ftw <3

Slade Trillgon
Endless Possibilities Inc.
Posted - 2010.02.04 12:22:00 - [11]
 

Originally by: Asuka Smith
With no frame of reference in that picture it is basically not very helpful for getting a feel of any dimensions...


My frame of reference is the crash bumpers on the front end of the cart. Those things are not exactly small light metal objects in real life. But yeah some background is usually nice in pictures for the reason you stated.


Originally by: DarkPhate Endovari
Perhaps this link will show the scale a bit better
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xF8JhXJ8Aio



I prefer the Guns of Navarone


Slade

Cpt Cosmic
Posted - 2010.02.04 12:25:00 - [12]
 

It seems that german engineers were really mad :) or they had to compensate for lack of something, e.g. watch this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yL0h19ci6dw&feature=related

bigger is not always better Surprised

oolk
Caldari
Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2010.02.04 18:37:00 - [13]
 

Originally by: Cpt Cosmic
[ the dora had a fire rate of 4 rounds a day. Rolling Eyes


And here we are,complaining about the ROF on our artys??!!!

Laughing


 

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