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PostSubject: You read about it...here is the video   Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:43 pm

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PostSubject: Re: You read about it...here is the video   Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:47 pm

As much as I hate to say this - That was pretty cool!

Those cannons are nothing to laugh at - even by today's standards.

Must have been one hell of a misfire - sure glad nobody was hurt!

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PostSubject: Re: You read about it...here is the video   Thu Dec 08, 2011 10:01 pm

What kind of cannon was it? Good thing no one was injured. . . .
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PostSubject: Re: You read about it...here is the video   Thu Dec 08, 2011 10:59 pm

Science isn't an,,, ummm,,,exact science,,, Embarassed


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PostSubject: Re: You read about it...here is the video   Fri Dec 09, 2011 6:40 am

oops... affraid
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PostSubject: Re: You read about it...here is the video   Fri Dec 09, 2011 8:30 am

Glad Ming Jiang can laugh about it - it could easily have been a tragedy!
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PostSubject: Re: You read about it...here is the video   Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:11 am

The most alarming thing is the cannon was fired from a bomb range. If you want to fire a cannon, that's the place to do it. So the same range safety officer who said, "Sure, that direction should be fine with that much powder" is the same guy who signs off shells and RPGs over there. I see a suspension (or at least a big review in ballistics maths) in his future.
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PostSubject: Re: You read about it...here is the video   Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:52 am

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PostSubject: Re: You read about it...here is the video   Fri Dec 09, 2011 2:55 pm

That event really supports what several of the historians in my college have told me in the past (as one would expect in a Southern University, many are Civil War Historians), that being that while there were numerous types of projectiles used in the era of black powder cannons, if the enemy troops were lined up in deep rows, bouncing a 24 pound lead bowling bowl through their ranks at 1,000 feet per second could kill and injure dozens. Brave men indeed to walk into an artillery barrage.

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