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&quot;Project Babylon&quot; Supergun barrel segment 3d printed

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"Project Babylon" Supergun barrel segment 3d printed
"Project Babylon" Supergun barrel segment 3d printed

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"Project Babylon" Supergun barrel segment

3D printed in matte translucent plastic that showcases fine and intricate details.
Product Description
"Project Babylon"—the dream of famed artillery designer Gerald Bull, a 1000mm-bore "supergun" designed to place a 200 kg payload into Earth orbit...or a larger mass projectile over a thousand miles downrange...at a launch cost of around $600 per kilogram.

Components of the project's guns were manufactured around Western Europe through front companies and under disguised technical descriptions to be shipped to Iraq, under the such covers as "petrochemical pressure vessels."

Started in 1988, the program had reached the testing stage with a smaller-caliber gun, but met a fatal snag with the assassination of Dr. Bull by parties unknown in 1990, followed by seizure of several gun components by customs officials before they could be delivered. "Big Babylon" would never be completed, and existing guns and components in Iraq would be destroyed by UN Inspectors following the end of the Gulf War.

But now, for the first time, you can own a scale model of this unique bit of space/military history, for your model making or diorama building projects...or as a novel flatcar cargo for a model train set!

This model represents a segment of the 1000mm “Big Babylon” gun currently housed at the Imperial War Museum Duxford, thought to be a section from near the gun’s breech. (And special thanks to the museum staff for their kind and prompt assistance in a technical question!)
What's in the box:
babylonbreech 172a
2.89 x 2.89 x 6.25 cm
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1.14 x 1.14 x 2.46 inches
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