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That all depends on how big the artillery shell was. A standard 75mm/18lb shell would have difficulty making a hole anywhere near that big, but the largest shell fired in WWI was 3,130 lbs! used by the 520mm French Schneider Howitzer... Somewhat more portable were the 24cm or 25cm Schwerer Flugelminenwerfer* which carried a 200 lb charge… *Roughly ...

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