Weapons, Old and New
Here you can see how big the original 16 inch guns were. This shell is said to weigh as much as a volkswagon. My wife Rita is 5' 2" tall. Each 16 inch gun is 65 feet long and weighs 116 tons, able to fire a 2,700 pound shell 23 miles in 50 seconds.
This is the type of missle that was used during the Gulf War.