Britain's biggest gun aims for Holland

27 Mar 2013 12:44 PM

The largest artillery piece in the UK, 1 of 12 surviving wartime railway howitzers in the world, is being moved for exhibition in Holland.

The 190 ton breech loading 18-inch howitzer, is being sent to the Dutch Netherlands to form the centerpiece of an exhibition at the Het Spoorwegmuseum (Dutch Railway Museum) in Utrecht.

The gun, originally designed for the battlefields of the First World War, weighs around the same as 17 double-decker buses in rush hour.

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