supergun

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su·per·gun

 (so͞o′pər-gŭn′)
n.
An extremely large, cannonlike gun designed to shoot projectiles over long distances or to launch satellites and spacecraft into orbit without a propulsion or guidance system, as is needed with a missile.

supergun

(ˈsuːpəˌɡʌn)
n
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) any extremely powerful gun
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EraThr3 has taken rifle building to the next level by offering the superguns of the rifle industry.
What is clear since the invasion is that those western nations that illegally invaded Iraq did so under false pretence -- there were no weapons of mass destruction waiting to be uncovered; there were no stockpiles of chemical weapons; no superguns; no atomic arsenal under development; no ballistic missiles that could target the UK within 45 minutes.
Thousands of jobs would be safeguarded or created if Tony Blair gave the go-ahead for the MK 45 superguns.
ON THE OTHER HAND: If you had to pick just one gun--which is always a good idea--to kill about everything in the world with, and you're a guy who deals well with recoil and long actions, it's hard to begrudge these superguns. You will get exit wounds.
'If you are worried about suffering when you have been the prime contributor to the suffering - supplying Saddam Hussein with nerve gas and the means for making superguns and then just washing your hands of it - then you are being hypocritical,' he said.
It sports a photo of a target shooter wearing a shirt with the inscription, "When all else fails, vote from the rooftops." Fifty caliber rifles are terrorist weapons, the document asserts, and those who own and use them are part of a growing "sniper culture" in the United States who may soon unleash a wave of assassination and sabotage with their "superguns." The ludicrously exaggerated account ascribes to .50 caliber rifles just about every known military capability short of sinking the U.S.
Earlier this year, pilot Essam Al-Ridi,one of the suspects for the bombing of American embassies in Africa, told a Florida court how he flew a shipment of weapons - including the superguns - to bin Laden in 1989.
THE SAS hit teams standing by are armed with one of the most powerful superguns in the world.
IRAQ'S 350mm diameter superguns were to have fired single-stage guided rockets with payloads of up to 100 kilogrammes and ranges of over 1,200 kilometres, according to design documents.
Von Roll claims the shipments seized in Frankfurt and Bern were forging presses; the Swiss police and German armaments experts say that they could have been used as recoil mechanisms for Saddam's uncompleted superguns.
Alvis Vickers is taking a lead role in a consortium of 40 local companies hoping to build around 30 of the superguns in partnership with their American inventors United Defense.
SAS squads standing by at the Stansted hijack are equipped with new superguns of terrifying power and accuracy.