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DrunkenYodaZen: It is an Australian cannon and has a boomerang effect.
iheartscotch: Somebody really screwed up on their trajectory calculations or it's a different 105mm shell. But, I'm betting that somebody really screwed up on their trajectory calculations.
ZAZ: I saw a sign in Colorado:"WARNING back country skiers -- avalanche blasting at any time using long range weaponry"
SovietCanuckistan: Fun fact: A Howitzer is technically not a gun
Milo Minderbinder: /wants to open carry a flamethrower.
iheartscotch: DrunkenYodaZen: It is an Australian cannon and has a boomerang effect.Well, you remember Einstein's theory, sir- space is curved?/ If you're scratching your head; think Steve Martin, Dan Aykroyd and Phil Martin, movie, 1996
Milo Minderbinder: I think this Second Amendment stuff is getting out of control./wants to open carry a flamethrower.
JustGetItRight: I understand the story writer doesn't know artillery, but when I saw 14" shell in the headline I wondered how the house was still standing.This is a 14" shell.[concretebattleship.org image 800x600]They were fired by battleships.Here's what hit the house.[www.psywar.org image 500x386]/Artillery shell size is measured by diameter, not length.//Wouldn't want to be on the business end of either one.
Ivan the Tolerable: ZAZ: I saw a sign in Colorado:"WARNING back country skiers -- avalanche blasting at any time using long range weaponry"They don't screw around, either. Don't know if they still use them, but in Colorado about 15 years ago I was introduced to what the 'long range weaponry' there were using at one of my buddies resorts to clear avalanche danger - and other than being painted bright yellow and missing some external parts, it appeared to be a standard Korean War-era 105mm recoilless anti-tank rocket launcher. Yes, they were shooting off goddamn full-sized bazookas to solve the problem. Admittedly, safer than climbing up into the danger area and manually placing charges, but still. Daaaaaaaaamn./Wouldn't let me shoot it though.
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