Elephant Guns

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Elephant Gun - Use in War
... War I, both the British and Germans deployed elephant guns obtained from their African colonies in an attempt to break the stalemate in the trenches ... The British used elephant guns as a means of countering the German tactic of having their snipers advance towards Allied lines under the cover of a large, 6-10 millimeter (0.24-0.4 inch) thick steel plate ... arms were ineffective against the plate, the elephant guns of the era had enough force to punch through it ...

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