Yaw String: [i65.photobucket.com image 733x550]
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.
If you like these links, you'll love
All the submissions, none of the calories.
Sign up for the Fark NotNewsletter!
Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.
When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.
Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.
You need to create an account to submit links or post comments.
Click here to submit a link.
Also on Fark
Submit a Link »
Copyright © 1999 - 2018 Fark, Inc | Last updated: Jun 25 2018 01:16:18
Runtime: 0.415 sec (414 ms)