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Dismantling a Huge Howitzer for a Precarious Move

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Dismantling a Huge Howitzer for a Precarious Move

Short | 03:24

This 200-ton howitzer artillery gun is too heavy to transport in one piece. The answer is to split it in two, with the barrel going on one truck and the carriage onto another. Easier said than done.

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The Royal School of Artillery in England has a 200-ton problem. Its huge WWI railway howitzer needs to be hauled nearly 400 miles to the National Railway Museum in Utrecht, Holland, in less than a week, but there's no one to move it. At the 11th hour, a transport company comes to the rescue, but before they get on the road, they'll need to split the metal monster in two. Witness this humongous haul as the team battles rising tides, jammed roads, and a tight deadline to get this showpiece exhibit to Holland in time for its grand unveiling.

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