Big Cannon Made In India

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  1. Dec 13, 2015 #1

    Zonie

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    Dang!.. :shocked2: ...Go big or go home... :haha:
     
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    I bet it takes a while to load that bugger.
     
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    For barking squirrels, right?

    But really, guns like these were more objects of intimidation and prestige than workaday artillery. Note that this gun was only fired once, and never hit anything. There's a similar one in Moscow called the Tsar's Cannon. Evidence is that it was also fired only once.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsar_Cannon
     
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    Earthquake starter?
     
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    I guess size really does matter :shocked2: .
     
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    I burst into laughter when I read that.... :rotf: :thumbsup:
     
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    NICE!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    I wonder if a very early "deterrent" would have worked...you make ONE of those, and say 7 more out of wood, sanded, and painted to look like the working model, so you have a pair of those "canons" for each of the four walls of your fortress, and then let the enemy see you shoot the real one, and they assume the rest are working too.

    LD
     
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    :rotf: :hatsoff: :thumbsup:


    I thought, "Would bring a whole new dimension to treeing Coons." (Raccoons of course.) Then I thought aim at the very base of the tree and you get plenty of busted up firewood from a large part of the forest along with your concussion mooshed squirrel.

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    Cheet, mon! My wife was in Jaipur a few years ago, but I don't think she knew of this.
     
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    I want a pair of them! lol
    This would certainly violate the "no cannons" order I am under.
     
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    The powder needed for a single blank round might exceed your BP budget for the year. :grin:
     
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    and the legal limit!
    :haha:
     
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    Puts a whole new look at " Mine's bigger than yours"
    Would actually leave you with an inferiority complex.
    I would want a 4' fuse to touch that sucker off.
    It would certainly loosen any ear wax that you may have.
    Fred
     
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    When I gazed upon the USS Alabamas 16" Mark 6's my jaw dropped, this is just in a league of its own! When I participated in my last reenactment, it was the first time I ever had a 6" field cannon in play, certainly intimidating but this monster... unbelievable!

    Also, there's no possible way the firing team could stand by when firing, wouldn't the shockwave from the blast literally destroy their insides? :idunno:
     
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    legend has it the gunner who shot it the one time it was fired died from the force of the blast

    you'd think something like that would be fuse ignited from a distance
     
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    I wonder how long it would take a old fashioned black powder fuse to fire this cannon if the fuse was 1/2 mile long? :grin:
     

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