Externally, the Ram was a very textbook design. Some design elements of the M3 hull were still apparent though the cast armor turret gave the Ram its own unique identity. Armor protection was respectable and offered up to 3 and a half inches at its thickest. A crew of five was still needed to work the vehicle's systems and power was derived from a single Continental R-975 radial gasoline engine producing some 400bhp. Two 7.62mm machine guns completed the armament and served as anti-infantry…
800 mm super heavy rail gun Dora Adolf Hitler (Center), Albert Speer (left) and other dignitaries arrived at the site at Rugenwalde (now Darłowo, Poland), where they were represented the 800 mm super heavy rail gun Dora (80-cm-Kanone (E) and the prototype of the SAU SD. Kfz. 184 ' Ferdinand '. Rugenwalde, march 19th 1943
A fine view of the sheer scale and complexity of the big gun turret for a Battleship. In this case, this appears to be a British 15" gun mounting, of the type mounted on R class batlleships, "Queen Elizabeth" class and Renown and Repulse.
The crews of two Soviet Br-5 heavy mortars (280-mm) prepare to open fire somewhere on the Eastern Front. This was the heaviest Soviet field piece. The Br-5 was one of the most crucial weapons during the Battle of Berlin. Its 168-kg HE shell would create 10-meter wide craters upon impact, with a zone of devastation out to 100 m.The weapon had low rate of fire due to barrel overheating.