Land Battleships: Ever Hear of the V-3 Super Gun? Big Artillery, So You Don't Go Broke

By Mike Sparks

James Bond is For Real.

Royal Navy Commander Ian Fleming did not create deep underground military bases (DUMBs) from an over-active imagination for his fictional hero James Bond to locate and destroy--he learned of actual bases during his intelligence work during WW2--and he sent actual 007s from his 30 Assault Unit to recon and destroy them. Craig Cabell has done a great job researching Fleming and his men thwarting the German V-1 cruise and V-2 ballistic missiles in his books, The History of the 30 Assault Unit and Ian Fleming's Secret War. However, he missed the V-3 which was a long-range artillery CANNON designed to hit London with up to 300 shells per hour from Calais, France still under German control.

Artist's Cut-away Drawing of the V-3 Underground Site

Anthony Cave Brown in his ground-breaking book Bodyguard of Lies revealed in 1975 (30 years after end of WW2 for a category of Official Secret Acts information to become available) that we cheated to win WW2 by breaking the German codes with the ULTRA intercepts. His book is more than just about ULTRA, it details the entire covert war to defeat the Axis including a description of the V-3.


V-3 cannon

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V-3 cannon



Place of origin

Nazi Germany

Service history

In service

1944 - 1945

Used by

Nazi Germany


World War II

Production history





130 metres[3]



140 kg


150 mm

Rate of fire

300 shells per hour (projected)

Muzzle velocity

1,500 m/s

Maximum range

165 km

2008 photo of remains of V-3 in Zalesie near Międzyzdroje, Wolin Island, Poland

Main article: Vergeltungswaffe

The V-3 (Vergeltungswaffe 3), also known as the Hochdruckpumpe ("High Pressure Pump", HDP for short; this was a code name used to hide the real purpose of the project) and Fleissiges Lieschen ("Busy Lizzie"),[4] was a German World War II supergun working on the multi-charge principle whereby secondary charges are detonated to add velocity to a projectile.

The weapon was planned to be used to bombard London from two large bunkers in the Pas-de-Calais region of northern France, which were rendered unusable by Allied bombing raids before completion. Two similar guns were used to bombard the country of Luxembourg from December 1944 to February 1945.

The basic construction was later taken up in the U.S. and Canada by developments like the Project HARP in the 1960s.



Description of V-3

The gun used multiple propelling charges placed along the barrel's length and timed to fire as soon as the projectile passed them by, to provide an additional boost. Due to their higher suitability and ease of use, solid-fuel rocket boosters were used instead of explosive charges. These were arranged in symmetrical pairs along the length of the barrel, angled to project their thrust against the base of the projectile after it passed. This layout spawned the German codename Tausendfüßler ("millipede").

V-3 Booster charges

Unlike conventional rifled weapons of the day, the smooth-bore gun fired a fin-stabilized shell, dependent upon aerodynamic rather than gyroscopic forces to prevent tumbling, which resulted in a higher drag coefficient.[5]


In 1943, German engineer August Cönders, of Röchling Stahlwerk AG, proposed an electrically-detonated multi-charge weapon. Thanks to the success of one of Cönders' other projects, the "Röchling Shell", major figures in the Nazi establishment took notice of him, most importantly Albert Speer, the Minister of Munitions.[6]

Cönders was ordered to produce a prototype of the Hochdruckpumpe ("high-pressure-pump")[1] and duly constructed one in 20mm calibre which proved satisfactory. At this point Adolf Hitler, who had been following the project with interest, took a hand. He decided that a battery of 50 full size guns would be sited in northern France and used to bombard London.

Test V-3 SuperGun

Cönders had constructed a full-calibre gun at the Hillersleben proving ground near Magdeburg but by the end of 1943 had encountered severe problems both in putting the gun's basic principle into operation and in producing a feasible design for the shells it was to fire. Even when everything worked, the muzzle velocity was just over 1,000 metres per second (3,300 ft/s) which was nowhere near what had been promised. Nonetheless plans were progressed to build a single full-size gun with a 150 metres (490 ft) barrel at Misdroy on the Baltic island of Wolin, near Peenemünde, while construction at the Mimoyecques site in France (which had already been attacked by the USAAF and the RAF) went ahead. By March 1944, with no good news coming out of Misdroy, the Heereswaffenamt (Weapon Procurement Office) took control of the project and Cönders became one of the engineers working on the three chief problems: projectile design, obturation, and ignition of the secondary charges.

Six different companies including Krupp and Skoda produced satisfactory designs for projectiles. Obturation problems were solved by placing a sealing piston between the projectile and the initial propellant charge, which in turn prevented the flash from the charge from getting ahead of the projectile and solved the problem of controlling the detonation of the secondary charges.[6] By the end of May 1944 there were four designs for the 150 mm finned projectile, one manufactured by Fasterstoff (designed by Füstenberg), and three others by Röchling (Cönders), Bochumer (Verein-Haack), and Witkowitz (Athem).[7]

Trials were held at Misdroy from May 20-24, 1944 with ranges of up to 88 km being attained.[7]p218 On July 4, 1944 the Misdroy gun was test fired with 8 rounds (one of the 1.8 meter long shells travelled 93 km). The gun burst during the testing,[7]p245 putting an end to the tests.

Mimoyecques site

Following Hitler's decision that HDP guns be sited in northern France to bombard London, the task of finding a suitable site for the HDP batteries was given to Major Bock of Festung Pioneer-Stab 27, the fortification regiment of LVII Corps, Fifteenth Army, at the time based in the Dieppe area. A study in early 1943 concluded that a hill with a rock core would be most suitable, as the gun tubes could be placed in drifts (inclined tunnels) and support equipment and supplies located in adjacent tunnels. The guns would not be movable, and would be permanently aimed at London.

A suitable site was selected at a limestone hill about 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) north of the Hidrequent quarries, near Mimoyecques in the Pas-de-Calais region of northern France behind Cap Gris Nez, very close to the French end of the present day Channel tunnel, where V-1 and V-2 launch sites were already under construction. The site was 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) from the sea and 165 kilometres (103 mi) from London.[8] Codenamed Wiese (meadow) and Bauvorhaben 711 (Construction Project 711), Organisation Todt began construction in September 1943 with the building of railway lines to support the work, and began to excavate the gun shafts in October.[9] The initial layout comprised two parallel facilities approximately 1,000 metres (3,300 ft) apart, each with five drifts which were to hold a stacked cluster of five HDP gun tubes, for a total of 50 guns. Both facilities were served by an underground railway tunnel and underground ammunition storage galleries.

Aerial reconnaissance photographs taken on 18 September 1943 of "Marquise-Mimoyecques" (as the site was called in Allied documents) showed suspicious activity that had not appeared on earlier images taken on 2 September. The Central Interpretation Unit (CIU) issued a report on its interpretation of the Marquise-Mimoyecques site on 25 September 1943 and the site was attacked on 5 November 1943 as part of Operation Crossbow, resulting in light damage and 10 killed and 32 wounded.

Air Recon Photo of the V-3 Site

A detailed study of the site was conducted on 13 November 1943, which concluded that it was a new type of site and the only one of its type so far discovered. The report described at length the railway facilities under development as well as eight strange structures which were identified as the covers for rocket launch tubes. These were in fact the covers for the HDP gun shafts.

Although the bombing of the site had little effect, Allied air attacks on communication networks and industrial centres had slowed down German economic activity [citation needed], forcing them to revise their plans to enable substantial savings of concrete on all sites under construction.

Daylight USAAF B-17 Bombing of the V-3 Site

It was therefore decided to scale back the project by stopping work on the western site before any shafts had been created and concentrate instead on the eastern site.

V-3 Firing Battery: How a HE-filled B-17 or B-24 was to Dive Into This by Remote Control Seems Difficult and Unlikely to Succeed

The eastern complex consisted of five drifts angled at 50 degrees reaching 105 metres (344 ft) below the hilltop. The five drifts exited the hilltop through a concrete slab 30 metres (98 ft) wide and 5.5 metres (18 ft) thick. Large steel plates protected the five openings and each drift had a special armoured door. Extensive tunnels and elevator shafts supported the guns, and had the site become operational about 1,000 troops from Artillerie Abteilung 705 and supporting units would have been deployed at Mimoyecques. Artillerie Abteilung 705 had been organised in January 1944 under Oberstleutnant Georg Borttscheller to operate the Wiese gun complex.

The plans were to have the first battery of five gun tubes ready for March 1944, and the full complex of 25 gun tubes by 1 October 1944. However, following a failure at the Misdroy proving ground in April 1944 after only 25 rounds had been fired, the project was further cut back, from five drifts to three even though work had begun on some of the other drifts. The site was finally put out of commission on 6 July 1944, when bombers of RAF Bomber Command's 617 Squadron attacked using 5,400 kilograms (12,000 lb) "Tallboy" deep-penetration bombs.

The "Dam Busters" Do it Again!

Tallboy 12, 000 pound bomb

One Tallboy directly impacted the concrete slab on top of the complex, collapsing Drift IV, and three other Tallboys penetrated the tunnel system below creating extensive damage. Some effort was made to clean up the debris, but by late July it was obvious that the damage was too severe to justify continuing construction, since the RAF could well conduct further Tallboy raids.

Damaged V-3 Site Tunnel

Plans were made to reconstruct the gun battery at the Rixtent B81 liquid oxygen facility, but this never occurred. The Allies were, however, unaware that work had ceased at Mimoyecques, and further missions were flown against the site. A mission was flown on 6 August 1944, as part of Operation Aphrodite, using drone B-17s and B-24s laden with explosives, but none of the targets were hit. A further mission was flown on 12 August which again resulted in failure, and the death of Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. in a B-24.

Never formally abandoned, the Mimoyecques site was overrun by the Canadian 3rd Infantry Division on 5 September 1944.[9]

Bombing of Mimoyecques during World War II







5 November 1943[10]

USAF Ninth Air Force bombs "construction works" at Mimoyecques; poor visibility causes one group to bomb area southwest of primary target and bad weather causes numerous aborts.[10]





11 November 1943

387th Bombardment Group records indicate Operation Crossbow bombing of the "Martinvast V-1 site" [sic] on November 11, 1943,[11] one of two November 1943 bombings of the large Mimoyecques site under construction at Martinvast.[12]





10 April 1944[10]

USAF Eighth Air Force attacks "a V-weapon site" at Mimoyecques.[10]





28 April 1944[10]

47 B-24s of the Eighth Air Force bomb V-weapon site at Mimoyecques.[10]





1 May 1944[10]

129 heavy bombers of the Eighth Air Force attack V-weapon sites at Mimoyecques, Watten, and Bois de l'Enfer.[10]





15 May 1944[13]

Mission 356: 166 bombers and 104 fighters hit V-weapon sites in France with 1 fighter lost; 38 of 58 B-17 Flying Fortresses bomb Mimoyecques with 5 B-17s damaged; escort is provided by 104 P-51 Mustangs with 1 lost (pilot is MIA).[14]





21 May 1944[15]

Mission 360: 150 bombers and 48 fighters hit V-weapon sites in France without loss; 25 of 40 B-17s of the Eighth Air Force[10] bomb Mimoyecques and 13 B-17s are damaged; 99 of 110 B-24s hit Siracourt and 1 B-24 Liberator is damaged. Escort is provided by 48 P-47 Thunderbolts without loss.[14]





22 June 1944

234 aircraft - 119 Lancasters, 102 Halifaxes, 13 Mosquitos - of Nos 1, 4, 5 and 8 Groups to special V-weapon sites and stores. The sites at Mimoyecques and Siracourt were accurately bombed by 1 and No 4 Group forces with Pathfinder marking but the 617 Squadron force attacking Wizernes, failed to find its target because of cloud and returned without dropping its bombs. 1 Halifax lost from the Siracourt raid.[16]





6 July 1944

No. 617 Squadron RAF[17] attacked with Tallboy bombs, hitting one of the shafts and blocking galleries with earth and debris[7][16]





4 August 1944

The first Operation Aphrodite mission is flown using 4 radio-controlled B-17s as flying bombs; none of the targets are hit; 1 B-17 drone crashes killing 1 crewmember. Escort is provided by 16 P-47 Thunderbolts and 16 P-51 Mustangs.[14]





12 August 1944

An U.S. Navy Project Anvil BQ8 (ex PB4Y-1 BuNo. 32271/ex USAAF B-24J 42-110007)-- detonates prematurely over the Blyth Estuary, England, killing Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. and Lt. Wilford J. Willy





Luxembourg bombardment

SS General Kammler disappeared at the end of WW2; Where did he go? Texas under a new identity where a lot of the PAPERCLIP Nazis went? Or South America or even Antarctica?

The project eventually came under the control of the SS and SS General Hans Kammler ordered the project to be ready for action in late 1944.

General Dornberger-later VP of Bell Aircraft thanks to Operation PAPERCLIP

Assisted by Walter Dornberger, a battery of two shorter guns approx. 50 metres (160 ft) long with 12 sidechambers were constructed and placed in the hands of the army artillery unit Artillerie Abteilung 705 under the command of Captain Patzig. These were sited in a wooded ravine of the Ruwer River at Lampaden about 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) southeast of Trier in Germany.[18]

The two guns were aimed west, resting on 13 steel support structures on solid wooden bases on a 34 degree slope. The city of Luxembourg (which had been liberated in September 1944) was at a range of about 43 kilometres (27 mi) and was designated Target No. 305. Between the two gun tubes concrete blockhouses were constructed as well as ten smaller bunkers to hold projectiles and propellant charges.

Actual V-3 Projectile

The assembly and mounting of the Lampaden guns coincided with the final preparations for the Battle of the Bulge. However, the supply of ammunition became problematic due to the state of the German railway network. As time had become critical, it was decided to use a 150 millimetres (5.9 in) finned projectile with a discarding sabot, weighing 95 kilograms (210 lb) and carrying a 7-9 kilogram (20 lb) explosive charge. The propellant comprised a 5 kilogram (11 lb) main charge and 24 subsidiary charges for a total of 73 kilograms (160 lb).

By the time the Ardennes offensive began on 16 December 1944, Kammler received orders from OB West (German Army Command in the West) to begin firing at the end of the month and on 30 December 1944 the first gun tube was ready for action. Two warm up rounds were initially fired, followed by 5 high explosive shells which were fired in sequence, attended by Kammler. The muzzle velocity was approximately 935 metres per second (3,070 ft/s).

Captured V-3 Projectile in Crate

The second gun tube was brought into operation on 11 January 1945 and in total some 183 rounds were fired until 22 February 1945, with 44 confirmed hits in the urban area. The guns were not particularly effective; of the 142 rounds that impacted Luxembourg, total casualties were 10 dead and 35 wounded. One gun was dismantled on February 15,[19] and firing ceased on 22 February, when U.S. Army units had advanced to within 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) of the Lampaden site.

Final fate

A second battery of guns began to be deployed in January 1945 at Bühl, aimed at Belfort in support of the Operation Nordwind offensive. One gun was erected before the failure of the Nordwind offensive put the site at risk, and the equipment was removed before firing could begin.

There were other proposals to deploy batteries to bombard Antwerp and other cities but these were not implemented due to the poor state of the German railway network and a lack of ammunition. All four HDP guns were eventually abandoned at the Röchling works in Wetzlar and Artillerie Abteilung 705 was re-equipped with conventional artillery.[9] The disassembled gun tubes, spare parts, and remaining ammunition were later captured by the US Army and shipped to the United States where they were tested and evaluated at the Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, where they were finally scrapped in 1948.[18]

V-3 Museum

The Mimoyecques museum allows visitors to view the galleries (in various stages of construction and bombing damage), remains of the guns, a small scale V-3 replica, and examples of machinery, rail systems and tools employed. The site also contains memorials to the slave-laborers who were employed by the Nazis to construct it,[20] alongside memorials to the airmen lost in action during the destruction of the base.

The Miedzyzdroje site also has a museum.[21]


John F. Kennedy's elder brother, Lt. Joe Kennedy died when the Operation Aphrodite drone he was piloting blew up on a mission to bomb the Mimoyecques V-3 site

References and notes

  1. ^ a b Thompson, Peter (1999). The V-3 Pump Gun. London: ISO Publications.
  2. ^ Henshall, Philip (1985). Hitler's Rocket Sites. New York: St Martin's Press. pp. 61.
  3. ^ "Fortress de Mimoyecques". Retrieved 2007-12-24. (bottom of page)
  4. ^ "The V3 weapon system (HDP), «High pressure pump» or «Centipede»". Current museum specials & news. Retrieved 2007-12-24. (bottom of page)
  5. ^ "V-3". Retrieved 2008-06-11.
  6. ^ a b Wood, Paul; Roger Ford (2000). Germany's Secret Weapons in World War II. Zenith Imprint. pp. 117-19. ISBN 0760308470.
  7. ^ a b c d Irving, David (1964). The Mare's Nest. London: William Kimber and Co. pp. 220, 245, 246, 247.
  8. ^ "BASE V-3 UNE BASE POUR BOMBARDER LONDRES". Les Canons De L'apocalypse. Retrieved 2008-06-11.
  9. ^ a b c Zaloga, Steven J.; Hugh Johnson, Chris Taylor (2008). German V-Weapon Sites 1943-45. Osprey Publishing. ISBN 1846032474.
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h i Carter, Kit C.; Robert Mueller (1991). Combat Chronology: 1941-1945. DIANE Publishing. ISBN 1428915435.
  11. ^ "Combat Missions". 387th Bombardment Group (Medium). Retrieved 2008-11-12.
  12. ^ Carter, Kit C.; Mueller, Robert. The Army Air Forces in World War II. Center for Air Force History. Retrieved 2009-03-10. "Mimoyecques was twice bombed in early November by the Second Tactical Air Force. The large site under construction at Martinvast received 450 tons from the same air force between 25 November and 2 December. [citing:]Long-Range Rockets, in Plans file 8090-71; 9th AF Hist. Sec., CROSSBOW Operations Against Ski Sites, 5 Dec. 1943-18 Mar. 1944 (hereinafter cited as 9th AF CB Opns.); AAF Operations Against CROSSBOW and Ski Site Installations, in AC/AS, Plans file 8090-69."
  13. ^ "453rd Bomb Group Missions". Retrieved 2008-06-11.
  14. ^ a b c "8th Air Force 1944 Chronicles". Retrieved 2007-05-25. 1944: January, February, June, July, August, September
  15. ^ "Mission Number". 466th Bomb Group in WWII. Retrieved 2008-06-11.
  16. ^ a b "Campaign Diary". Royal Air Force Bomber Command 60th Anniversary. UK Crown. Retrieved 2007-05-24. 1944: June, July, August
  17. ^ Brickhill, Paul (1951). The Dam-busters. Apogee Books Space Series 36. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell. ISBN 0-330-37644-6.
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  19. ^ "V3 position in Hermeskeil-lamps". Retrieved 2008-10-26.
  20. ^ "Forteresse de Mimoyecques". Retrieved 2007-12-24. NOTE: The length of the V-3 cannon at Mimoyecques surpassed the Schwerer Gustav (Dora) 800 mm super-cannon, the Mörser Karl (Gerät 040) 600 mm tracked siege mortar, and the Leopold and Robert 320 mm railway cannons.
  21. ^ "bunkierv3". Retrieved 2008-06-09.

Brown described the V-3 as being built deep underground and only had openings for the guns that were covered by 8 inch thick steel doors. Had they been fully completed they would have been impervious to unguided high explosive (HE) bomb attacks like the U-Boat (submersible) pens were.

Brown says Allied medium bombers were sent at low altitude for better accuracy than the typical high altitude attacks to smash the V-3 batteries before they could be completed, and successfully thwarted their employment. This differs from the WIKI account that we were able to get direct hits with very large Tallboy bombs dropped by 617 Squadron the "Dam Busters" heavy Lancaster bombers to smash the sites. We tried to ram HE-laden bombers by radio remote control into the V-3 site but had to first take-off under human control resulting in the death of the first Kennedy brother, Joseph Junior. The Germans figured out the best way to do the remote control bomber approach was by having the take-off pilot on top in a parasite fighter and have it detach so he could fly away instead of trying to parachute bail-out.

Now today, Nazis here in America would boast that such long-range tube artillery would be easily smashed by precision guided munitions (PGMs). I'm not so sure. The approach we are taking to PGMs of FLYING THEM in throw-away airplanes (V-1 mentality) or guided rockets AKA missiles (V-2 mentality) is making the Rockefeller Neocon Nazi military-industrial complex (MILINDCOMP) rich and America go broke. Its also ruining the USAF, Navy and marines who are cowardly avoiding men in cockpits in the air to investigate, find and destroy the enemy in favor of unmanned air vehicles (UAVs). If we are going to chicken out of men flying in the air/space to do the things that only they can do from that dimension for ARTILLERY, the best way to do artillery is with BALLISTIC ARTILLERY that is affordable and can be employed in quantity.

Could the V-3 Have forced England to a Negotiated War End?

Strategic bombing of civilians to if not destroy their war-making factories and resources to terrorize them into surrender has not worked with unguided high explosive bombs. By 1943 both the Axis and Allies knew this, but the latter continued despite huge losses in men and aircraft because it was having at least some dampening effect on the German high-technology weapons programs. The one time strategic bombing has made a nation-state cry "uncle" was when we dropped super high explosive (SHE) nuclear bombs on Japan in 1945. With Hitler unable to invade England in 1940 with MANEUVER due to the men of the RAF denying him air supremacy to make it safe fore his ground forces to cross the water channel and weakened by Allied maneuvers from both the East and West, he looked to a FIREPOWER answer to get the Allies to stop the war. The conventional history is that heroic SOE British/Norwegian commandos, "The heroes of Telemark" smashed the German's heavy water facilities and sank their supplies in a ferry and they never were able to sustain a chain reaction to figure out how to make a bomb.

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Dr. Joseph Farrell says differently: America didn't need heavy water to create a reactor and went on to develop nuclear bombs, and even makes the case that GERMANY ACTUALLY DID EXPLODE A NUCLEAR BOMB IN WW2; they simply couldn't produce enough purified uranium to exploit it to get strategic effects:

In fact, America was in even worse shape in regards to enriched uranium and HAD TO USE CAPTURED GERMAN URANIUM TO MAKE OUR BOMBS WE DROPPED ON JAPAN--before they surrendered. Churchill and many others believed that naval sea mine blockade surrounded Japan terrified rightly of Stalin's Communist Russia declaring war on them in 1945 with Germany finished was going to surrender anyway.

PGM pundits of the Rockefeller Neocon Nazi University of Chicago will claim that we can get nuclear effects without the massive civilian casualties, devastated areas and long-term radiation poisoning by employing HE bombs with DIRECT HIT PRECISION. These RMAophiles claim all we have to do is BOMBARD an enemy with PGMs and can then roll in troops in flimsy trucks and occupy the place. The question is if the German V-1s and V-2s could be controlled to strike specific buildings like WhiteHall etc. could they have forced England to sue for peace?

The facts appear to be NO. Much of England's war effort was already underground and even a direct hit would not destroy their key nodes. The HE missile's QUANTITY of explosive effect is simply not enough to bombard a hardened enemy nation-state into submission by FIREPOWER WITHOUT MANEUVER. The German position of being unable to MANEUVER and to try to win wars by HE FIREPOWER alone--even with direct hit precision cannot work unless the QUANTITY of explosive power is greatly magnified for MASS DESTRUCTIVE effects via nuclear, biological or chemical (NBC) warheads.

This is why to date we have yet to see a surface-to-surface ballistic missile war with conventional HE warheads be fought between two nation-states to a decisive conclusion. Iraq and Iran shot SSMs at each other in their 1980-88 war but neither wiped out enough people to force a surrender. NBC warheads are another matter and a dire threat particularly India vs. Pakistan which are set to kill each other and comply with the Illuminati's Malthusian wishes for global depopulation by potentially murdering 2 BILLION people out of the 6 billion they want to see vanish so the remaining 1 billion can have more elbow room.

So How Can You Win a War Against Hardened Enemies and Not Go Broke?

Guided missiles are too expensive and not powerful enough to build in enough quantity to overcome hardened enemies; the dilemma the Iranian nuclear program poses dispersed over 40 different locations and underground is a prime example. Lots of James Bond recce units in light tracked tanks with C4ISR means would be needed to direct aircraft strikes or do their own attacks.

Some of these aircraft will be shot down and men lost. Why should we lose men in aircraft if all they are doing is conveying HE from point A to B like a dump truck?

Caveat. Black propaganda should be directed at the Iranian people reminding them Islam is a bogus religion exploited by religious tyrants like Fleming did in the Political Warfare Executive (PWE) to remind the German people that Nazi fascism was wrong in WW2. A secular and sane Iran would not pursue nuclear weapons and could defend itself from its oil being taken away from it with a skilled military and armed populace. Many nations see nuclear weapons as a nation-state survival insurance policy, but this will vanish once the first countries try to cash in on the "policy" and "collect" nuclear annihilation.

Land Battleships

The German military knew what to do to smash hardened foes with enough heavy HE firepower and not go broke: bring in heavy tube artillery--like they did with massive cannon to take Sevastapol. Usually this is done on railroad cars to get enough transportation conveyance for the massive cannon and recoil mechanisms. Today, we could be even more mobile without being tied to railroad lines with wheeled transporters like "Atomic Annie" or better yet tracked ones. We should have mobile, long-range, artillery cannon on tracks in the USMIL capable of bombarding enemies from ranges of 50-100 miles so we can land by air or seacraft and take-up firing positions to bombard a capital city and/or specific military targets into submission WITHOUT HAVING TO FLY FIGHTER-BOMBERS OR LAUNCH MISSILES TO TRY TO DO THIS INEFFICIENTLY. We need to be able to lob $1K shells by the thousands--not $1M missiles by the dozen.

Let me be perfectly clear, YES we need a MASSED (a lot of it) ground tube artillery capable of strategic-operational bombardment in lieu of fighter-bombers and guided missiles. These are some of the siege engines British General Francis Tuker warned that we lacked in WW2 to our detriment that we must have to prevail in future city combats:

If we have say an intransigent Iran unwilling to stop its nuclear weapons program, we could land a force that would just be there to bombard their specific hardened targets--not necessarily march on Teheran and do regime change that invites occupation and rebellion. Consider it a "land battleship" that can reach farther and reach targets than our Iowa class battleships cannot reach from the sea.

YES, they should be brought back into service so we can properly bombard foes from the water's edge--and not go broke trying to do it with expensive PGMs. What the Iowa sea battleships can't reach, the land battleships strike. PGM artillery shells that are lobbed ballistically from high pressure gun tubes are still far cheaper than PGM missiles that have to fly themselves to target.

Atomic Annie: Time for a Modern, Tracked Equivalent

As LTG Gavin learned from the German V-2 ballistic missile experience mobile launchers are the easiest way to avoid destruction by avoiding detection in the first place. The problem is the maximum range of tube artillery that can be at least rail-mobile is about 25 miles. To reach London from Calais, the Germans needed 100 miles and a fixed firing site--this would have to be protected and underground to avoid destruction--and the Germans almost pulled it off had the Allies not struck first.

Why Waste Money on This For War? What Good Would this be for Peace?

This story was repeated years later in Iraq when Canadian artillery expert Gerald Bull (who advanced German research after WW2 with Project HARP) was unwisely helping Saddam Hussein build a "SuperGun" cannon to reach Israel. Bull was assassinated and fortunately the project didn't get put into action.

Bull's dream to put affordable satellites into Earth orbit is a good one--he just couldn't get the necessary funding to pull it off--it seems human beings are more interested in killing each other. With anti-gravity craft (AGC) and zero point energies (ZPE) under wraps and denied to the common folk, chemical means are still the only available means to get into space and we should overcome this by innovating. Rutan's air-launch of spaceships to get the boost of atmosphere density is something the Germans realized too before the unsafe von Braun zero-to-hero rocket mentality became wise-spread.

Von Braun & Dornberger Launch the Rocket Space Age: In America--Not Germany

V-2 SSM; Dornberger & Von Braun

Von Braun & President Kennedy Look Skyward

Using a mag-lev train track/sled to get ski-launch velocity is another good idea.

One of the missions of the Army's Land battleships would be to launch small satellites into low Earth orbits in emergency during war, and to spin-off civilian satellite launching guns which could be fixed and even bigger to launch bigger satellites. Maybe even large enough to launch people--as Jules Verne said all along in From the Earth to the Moon?

Verne's Ballistic Shell Moon Ship

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The film was written and directed by Georges Méliès, assisted by his brother Gaston. The film runs 14 minutes if projected at 16 frames per second, which was the standard frame rate at the time the film was produced. It was extremely popular at the time of its release and is the best-known of the hundreds of fantasy films made by Méliès. A Trip to the Moon is the first science fiction film, and utilizes innovative animation and special effects, including the iconic shot of the rocketship landing in the moon's eye

It was named one of the 100 greatest films of the 20th century by The Village Voice, ranking in 2001

This Version features a Soundtrack by Erich Wolfgang Korngold & Laurence Rosenthal

If we had a moral and an efficient USMIL, we would employ cost-effective guns on ships and on land to bombard enemies with accuracy and overwhelming power. Since the USMIL is an immoral RACKET that wants to maximize profits and keep wars in play rather than win and smother them, we sling increasingly expensive PGMs at our conveniently-created Islamic dragons to slay.

If providing access to space at the most affordible way possible was a priority to the Illuminati, cannon-launched satellites would already be a reality. More monies are to be made with expensive action--->reaction rockets from zero altitute and zero speed and this provides a ready-made excuse why WE THE SHEEPLE need to stay bogged down here on Earth working ourselves to death and paying taxes to the Illuminati. Is there a way we can FIRE ATLAS--instead of waiting for the Illuminati to go on strike (like waiting for Hell to freeze over) as outlined in Ayn Rand's book?


1. Bodyguard of Lies, pages 368-370