A3_4 Babylon Gun

Paul Cullis, Liam Davenport, Emile Durant



This paper investigates the Iraqi supergun that was under construction in 1988. The gun was never completed so its performance will be investigated using a model constructed from information about the gun. The maximum height of a projectile fired from the gun was calculated and compared to the project leaders original claims of the weapon. It was found that the projectile would rise to a height of 1046km, which was very close to the 1000km originally predicted.

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