megatron asa ww2 gustave gun?

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  1. GENOZAUR

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    Seems more like a Shockwave thing to me, but it could work for Megatron too!
     
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    If I was a Transformer,I would want that as my alternate mode.
     
  4. GENOZAUR

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    hell megatron could run down and totally demolish tanks with ease without having to fire a shot at all his bare wheels/teads would suffice
     
  5. Aernaroth

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    Megatron already turned into a WW2 gun before. They should try something new.
     
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    he never turned into a literal rail gun like this though and its a big ass one too
     
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    I'm fairly certain that in the Dreamwave WWII GI-Joe crossover, Shockwave was one of those (or a similar type of railgun).
     
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    i think shockwave wasa scaled down singe track big burtha rail gun which ran on a single rail line and rested on two flatbed rail cars

    the gustave though was set up to run on two rail lines side by side with the entire body of it resting on 4 extended long bed flat rail cars

    the gustave made the bitg burtha look puny in comparison
     
  9. grimlock1972

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    The Gustav Gun was a terror to behold but in practice it was a waste of resources and man power.

    here is some back ground:
    Crew: 250 to assemble the gun in 3 days (54 hours), 2,500 to lay track and dig embankments. 2 Flak battalions to protect the gun from air attack.

    Caliber 800 mm (31.5in)
    Elevation Max of 48°
    Rate of fire 1 round every 30 to 45 minutes or typically 14 rounds a day

    Rate of fire of a a German 88 mm gun ( widely considered the finest artillery piece of the war) was 15-20 rpm it could get off more rounds in one minute than the Gustav could in a entire day which means given sufficient ammo it could certain cause more destruction at a significant lower cost in materials and man power than the Gustav could in the same 24 hour period. The true value of the Gustav gun was in its psychological effects.

    Powerful yes , efficient any thing but. as an alt mode its mobility would be nearly as bad as G1 Megs gun mode and harder to compensate for.
     
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    igve it tank treads in place of train wheels and cybertronian technology and that thing would be a real beast of a transformer

    ww2 era trypticon maybe?
     
  11. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 "No Mas" My Wallet

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    That would make more sense as even with tank treads it would be slow as hell.
     
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    If Megatron were to have a WWII altmode, I vote the Panzerkampfwagen E-100.
     
  13. Aernaroth

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    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    Sure, why not!
     
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    Always thought Shockwave should have more firepower, since he's not as physically strong as Megatron. Shocky needs a good way to deal with threats besides his fists if he's going to babysit the command throne.
     
  16. grimlock1972

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    That gets my vote and I don't mind saying I am glad that monster was never completed.
     

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