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Old 10-11-2012, 09:04 PM   #16
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Old 10-12-2012, 11:45 PM   #17
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OOOOhhh an 8"! Nice.
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Old 10-13-2012, 10:25 AM   #18
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Got a cannon handy?

Here's a self-propelled 155mm at a fire support base in South Vietnam. I took this photo while serving with the 1st Infantry Division in 1969:


This is a battery of Katyusha 122mm rockets. While not cannons, they still packed a heck of a bunch if they landed near you. Our patrol came upon the Viet Cong/NVA unit while they were setting up.


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Old 10-16-2012, 03:58 PM   #19
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This is a shot of an 8 inch disappearing gun on Mount Victoria, Devonport, overlooking Auckland. It was installed during the 1870s when there were fears of a Russian invasion. Its sister gun on nearby North Head was fired once, breaking many windows in the suburbs, so it was never fired again.

The North Head gun was found buried under a rose garden in the middle of the road in the mid 1970s after a painstaking search by an amateur historian called Paul Titichener - the gun was repatriated to North Head. The Mt Victoria gun was found, still in place, under the tarseal of the carpark. It had been "lost" for decades.

The guns had been hidden during World War 2 because it was feared they would be a target of air strikes. Other guns were cut up and scrapped.













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Old 10-16-2012, 04:01 PM   #20
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No bike visible (like I was going to park it downrange?!), but I did take the pic:
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Old 10-17-2012, 03:53 AM   #21
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I keep a small cannon in my saddlebag.

Does a hand held cannon = black powder pistol?
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Old 10-17-2012, 02:47 PM   #22
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Old 11-01-2012, 12:39 PM   #23
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Old 11-01-2012, 12:42 PM   #24
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Old 11-01-2012, 02:18 PM   #25
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Can't really get the bike to close to it....



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Old 11-01-2012, 03:55 PM   #26
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Old 11-01-2012, 05:19 PM   #27
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Old 11-23-2012, 04:23 AM   #28
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Old 11-23-2012, 05:38 AM   #29
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I keep a small cannon in my saddlebag.

Can I ask what projectile (solid / shot / lead?) you are firing? How do you ensure that nobody is downrange?
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