60-year hunt for Russian Czars missing Amber Room
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    60-year hunt for Russian Czars' missing Amber Room

    From DailyMail Enjoy!!!!
    60-year hunt for Russian Czars' missing Amber Room may be over after discovery in Germany

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...y-Germany.html

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    Re: 60-year hunt for Russian Czars' missing Amber Room

    There are lots of legends about Nazi war treasure and where it is buried, and to find this would be a huge prize that I for one would love to see but..... one problem with the story, the Germans had some big guns but I believe the rail guns were of WWI vintage not WWII...

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    Re: 60-year hunt for Russian Czars' missing Amber Room

    The railguns were used in both wars, here's one that survived, it's at the Aberdeen proving grounds in Maryland.
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    Re: 60-year hunt for Russian Czars' missing Amber Room

    Quote Originally Posted by Sheldon J
    There are lots of legends about Nazi war treasure and where it is buried, and to find this would be a huge prize that I for one would love to see but..... one problem with the story, the Germans had some big guns but I believe the rail guns were of WWI vintage not WWII...
    The rail guns were from WW1 and WW 2

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Railway_gun
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    Re: 60-year hunt for Russian Czars' missing Amber Room


    A lot was smuggled out of Germany...I just auctioned off a piece right here at TN.

    http://forum.treasurenet.com/index.p...,393366.0.html

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    Re: 60-year hunt for Russian Czars' missing Amber Room

    Quote Originally Posted by TheHarleyMan2
    Quote Originally Posted by Sheldon J
    There are lots of legends about Nazi war treasure and where it is buried, and to find this would be a huge prize that I for one would love to see but..... one problem with the story, the Germans had some big guns but I believe the rail guns were of WWI vintage not WWII...
    The rail guns were from WW1 and WW 2

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Railway_gun
    I should have clarified myself, the truly big railway guns were WWI, forget the name of it but the Germans used it to shell Paris from 50-60 miles away, and if memory serves the barrel was only good for somewhat less than 20 rounds, fired a huge shell I will look it up but I think it was a 20 inch round, and the trajectory put it in the upper atmosphere at the peak. Anything else is just someone shooting from a RR car.....

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    Re: 60-year hunt for Russian Czars' missing Amber Room

    Quote Originally Posted by Sheldon J
    Quote Originally Posted by TheHarleyMan2
    Quote Originally Posted by Sheldon J
    There are lots of legends about Nazi war treasure and where it is buried, and to find this would be a huge prize that I for one would love to see but..... one problem with the story, the Germans had some big guns but I believe the rail guns were of WWI vintage not WWII...
    The rail guns were from WW1 and WW 2

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Railway_gun
    I should have clarified myself, the truly big railway guns were WWI, forget the name of it but the Germans used it to shell Paris from 50-60 miles away, and if memory serves the barrel was only good for somewhat less than 20 rounds, fired a huge shell I will look it up but I think it was a 20 inch round, and the trajectory put it in the upper atmosphere at the peak. Anything else is just someone shooting from a RR car.....
    You're thinking of the Paris gun..... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paris_Gun

    The one I posted a pic of is from WW2 it has a bigger bore, but a much shorter range. The things still HUGE though. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krupp_K5
    "That's me, on the beach side combing the sand, metal meter in my hand, sporting a pocket full of change"...... NOFX

    I collect military relics, mainly German and American, but interested in others as well, pre 1945 .. Always interested in adding to my collection

    some of my antique photo collection : http://forgottonimages.tumblr.com/



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    Re: 60-year hunt for Russian Czars' missing Amber Room

    Yep Paris gun that's it, and the USS Missouri fired 16" shells if memory serves... Been on the USS Texas and they have some of the older 15" rounds for dispaly.... I would have loved have been on deck just one time when they touched her off...


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    Re: 60-year hunt for Russian Czars' missing Amber Room

    I'm sure it would have been an impressive sight (and sound!). I talked to an old sailor about those guns once and he told me when they fired a full salvo like that it would push the whole ship several feet. I don't know if he was just pulling my leg, but he also said the concussion would kill a man if they were on deck and too close to the guns when they fired. One thing I know is it would have been a VERY bad time on the wrong end of them.
    "That's me, on the beach side combing the sand, metal meter in my hand, sporting a pocket full of change"...... NOFX

    I collect military relics, mainly German and American, but interested in others as well, pre 1945 .. Always interested in adding to my collection

    some of my antique photo collection : http://forgottonimages.tumblr.com/



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    Re: 60-year hunt for Russian Czars' missing Amber Room

    One sailor I talked with said the same thing, he was stationed aboard the Missouri before the Navy mothballed her again. But he claimed they would stager fire the guns to lessen the roll they would put on the ship....

 

 

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