Got a cannon handy?

Discussion in 'Photos' started by motocopter, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. motocopter

    motocopter new place explorer

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    How about pics of a cannon with your bike? Photo taken at Shilo Battlefield in TN. Really interesting story of the significance and the relating of it to the railroad in Corinth, MS just south of this location.

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  2. Boondox

    Boondox Travels With Barley

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    I almost bought one last year. 42" length overall, with a two inch bore. Loud as crap! The plan was to let loose late at night if our neighbor (Trapp Family Lodge) allowed their outdoor music to continue too long into the night. It was a good plan, and the thought of launching flaming wads of toilet paper in their general direction filled my soul with warm feelings, but the price was a bit steep
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  3. cablebandit

    cablebandit Web Adventurer

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    I keep a small cannon in my saddlebag.

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  4. ¤JOHN¤

    ¤JOHN¤ n00b

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    There are many of these old cannons here and there in Quebec city facing the St. Lawrence River.

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  5. Dualthing

    Dualthing Been here awhile

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    Dualthing Been here awhile

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    Dualthing Been here awhile

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    Dualthing Been here awhile

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  9. Signal

    Signal Cynical Idealist

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    Cannon powershot
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  10. mikegc

    mikegc Long timer

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    :D

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  11. Dualthing

    Dualthing Been here awhile

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    All of mine also taken with a Canon

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  12. yellowknife

    yellowknife Is In Canada

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    Cool fort down the road with lots of great ole cannons.

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  13. motocopter

    motocopter new place explorer

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    You got us! :rofl
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  14. motocopter

    motocopter new place explorer

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    My first thought - wait, can't post it. This is serious cannon! Good-lookin' bike too. :y0!

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    Signal Cynical Idealist

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    I'll try to add a black powder variety as well at some point :D
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    Cannonshot Having a Nice Time Super Moderator

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  17. Mark-60

    Mark-60 nOObziIlLa!

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    OOOOhhh an 8"! Nice.
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  18. mikegc

    mikegc Long timer

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    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:
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    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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  19. Bendernz

    Bendernz Torrential

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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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  20. Twilight Error

    Twilight Error Going nowhere slowly

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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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