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a reply to: LABTECH767
Great idea, but how did it end up all the way out there, simply too large for the German's to have shipped something like this over from Germany but of course it could have been floated over with some buoyancy aid's and lost in a storm..
Personally I doubt it is German but they did have a motive and even had that whole giant gun thing for a while were bigger was thought to be better, if they could have established a viable giant shore battery installation on both sides of the entrance to the Baltic which they pretty much owned at that time it would have been a suitable show of power but even with there love of insane inventions and obvious ingenuity I believe shipping and then lifting something like this would have been beyond them during the war time period, if it had been peacetime however just maybe but then why ship it when it could have been built on site far more simply and with far less technical difficulty's.
So NOT the German's, who else could or would have done so, the Russians even at the height of the cold war would have had no motive since there investment was in ballistic missile's, tank's, helicopter gunship's and of course ballistic submarines and they had learned from the failure of both the Maginot line which the German's had bypassed and the Siegfried line which the western allies took, the German's own eastern wall was never completed but it is likely it would not have availed against Stalin's organ's anyway.