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Mallet's mortar, largest mortar built

Mallet's mortar, largest mortar built

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PAUL RAPSON / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY PAUL RAPSON / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Mallet's mortar, the largest mortar ever built, with some of its shells. This weapon was built in 1857 at Woolwich Arsenal, London, UK. It had a calibre of 91.4 centimetres and its shells contained 217 kilograms of gunpowder. It was never used in warfare.

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