Worlds Largest Gun Suppressor!

    This photo, taken at a German Army artillery range, is not a fake.

    The side expansion chambers will be to accommodate the blast of the cannon’s muzzle brake.

    I know what you are thinking: “WTF!”.It was build to reduce noise to communities nearby. The vehicle pictured is the M109G 155mm self-propelled howitzer.

    Many thanks to Sven for emailing it to me.

    UPDATE: Thanks to Mark for these images of another German tank suppressor.

    UPDATE: Daniel found a US patent that German defense firm Rheinmetall GmbH has on the design of cannon silencers.

    Steve Johnson

    I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!