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Title: Artillery!!!
Post by: bob48 on September 23, 2018, 10:37:01 AM
This is fascinating.

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Post by: mirth on September 23, 2018, 12:28:03 PM
It's an impressive system.
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Post by: mirth on September 23, 2018, 06:04:40 PM
https://twitter.com/Erikhistorian/status/1043966123966902272
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Post by: BanzaiCat on September 25, 2018, 07:42:14 PM
My OCD is off the charts...where's th' bluudy exclamation point at the end of 'Artillery?'
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Post by: mirth on September 26, 2018, 09:02:48 AM
There ya go buddy.
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Post by: BanzaiCat on September 26, 2018, 07:51:24 PM
That was close. I was about to have a stroke.
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Post by: bob48 on September 27, 2018, 07:34:13 AM
That was close. I was about to have a stroke.

..........what of?
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Post by: BanzaiCat on September 27, 2018, 08:07:49 AM
 :whistle:
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Post by: mirth on September 27, 2018, 10:40:14 AM
https://twitter.com/Erikhistorian/status/1045321360564789248
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Post by: mirth on September 27, 2018, 09:52:51 PM
https://mwi.usma.edu/artillery-tomorrows-wars-maximizing-power-king-battle/
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Post by: mirth on October 06, 2018, 07:15:10 PM
https://twitter.com/Erikhistorian/status/1048711021723078656
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Post by: mirth on November 28, 2018, 08:53:42 PM
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14 in. Naval railway gun, Thierville, Meuse, France. October 29, 1918


(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4904/45348059374_0a0afafcc6_o.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on December 03, 2018, 09:32:58 AM
https://twitter.com/Erikhistorian/status/1069600059187240961
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Post by: mirth on January 30, 2019, 01:04:11 PM
https://www.ausa.org/articles/king-battle-russia-breaks-out-big-guns
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Post by: bayonetbrant on July 26, 2019, 07:49:56 PM
https://www.armytimes.com/news/your-army/2019/07/26/half-the-crew-twice-the-firepower-how-the-army-looks-to-transform-artillery/ (https://www.armytimes.com/news/your-army/2019/07/26/half-the-crew-twice-the-firepower-how-the-army-looks-to-transform-artillery/)
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Post by: bob48 on July 27, 2019, 05:45:41 AM
That's interesting  :bigthumb:
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Post by: besilarius on July 27, 2019, 08:39:37 PM
The Washington Navy Yard has one on the waterfront next to a Yamato turret face that had a bad face plant from a 16" shell.

http://www.navweaps.com/index_tech/tech-040.php
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Post by: Sir Slash on July 29, 2019, 11:38:41 AM
OUCH! That's a, 'Painfurl Dispray'.  :2funny:
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Post by: besilarius on August 08, 2019, 08:12:54 PM
Manual on Railroad guns.

https://www.eugeneleeslover.com/ENGINEERING/Railway_artillery1_Pg_1-378.pdf
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Post by: mirth on August 09, 2019, 08:26:14 AM
Manual on Railroad guns.

https://www.eugeneleeslover.com/ENGINEERING/Railway_artillery1_Pg_1-378.pdf (https://www.eugeneleeslover.com/ENGINEERING/Railway_artillery1_Pg_1-378.pdf)

Nice find.
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Post by: bayonetbrant on September 26, 2019, 03:57:51 PM
https://deadspin.com/referee-shot-in-the-head-by-cannon-during-college-footb-1838487519 (https://deadspin.com/referee-shot-in-the-head-by-cannon-during-college-footb-1838487519)
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the school said in a statement that it would no longer allow random alumni to bring cannons to home football games
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Post by: mirth on September 26, 2019, 04:02:25 PM
https://deadspin.com/referee-shot-in-the-head-by-cannon-during-college-footb-1838487519 (https://deadspin.com/referee-shot-in-the-head-by-cannon-during-college-footb-1838487519)
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the school said in a statement that it would no longer allow random alumni to bring cannons to home football games

there's a thought
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Post by: BanzaiCat on September 26, 2019, 04:16:38 PM
Maine...lol
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Post by: mirth on September 26, 2019, 04:23:41 PM
We love freedom
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Post by: BanzaiCat on September 26, 2019, 06:14:05 PM
He should take that cannon on the road to NFL games...lots of refs there that could use a smack upside the head.
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Post by: bob48 on September 27, 2019, 05:31:03 AM
When you talk about 'a cannon', could you please be a bit more specific?

I mean, what the heck was it? a 155mm, a 12pdr smoothbore?
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Post by: Staggerwing on September 27, 2019, 06:26:41 AM
Gattleing Laser Cannon?
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Post by: bob48 on September 27, 2019, 06:37:50 AM
....I was just cleaning it and it went off?
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Post by: BanzaiCat on September 27, 2019, 11:58:53 AM
....I was just cleaning it and it went off?

I hear there's medication for that now
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Post by: bob48 on September 27, 2019, 01:11:28 PM
Premature artillery discharge?
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Post by: Sir Slash on September 27, 2019, 02:47:05 PM
Yes, and the medication comes in a..... pill box.  :2funny:
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Post by: bob48 on September 27, 2019, 02:52:06 PM
I'd better shell out for some then.
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Post by: Sir Slash on September 27, 2019, 04:59:08 PM
 :applause:
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Post by: Staggerwing on September 27, 2019, 06:52:43 PM
Will it help keep the barrel from getting fouled?
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Post by: besilarius on September 27, 2019, 10:07:25 PM
Well. as the cannon cockers say, it's easier to swab out a smoothbore.
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Post by: mirth on January 13, 2020, 02:04:06 PM
https://twitter.com/rgpoulussen/status/1216656777116364802
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Post by: bob48 on January 13, 2020, 02:35:37 PM
I love to watch bouncing Bofors.
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Post by: mirth on January 13, 2020, 02:52:28 PM
I love to watch bouncing Bofors.

 :bigthumb:
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Post by: Staggerwing on January 13, 2020, 06:50:24 PM
I love to watch bouncing Bofors.

Sounds almost burlesque.
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Post by: Sir Slash on January 13, 2020, 07:28:44 PM
Some times they wiggle too.  :hehe:
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Post by: bob48 on January 14, 2020, 07:57:05 AM
I love to watch bouncing Bofors.

Sounds almost burlesque.

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Post by: mirth on February 25, 2020, 07:33:56 PM
https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/32352/photos-surface-of-the-armys-crazy-1000-mile-range-supergun-concept-heres-what-we-know
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Post by: Staggerwing on February 25, 2020, 08:48:39 PM
Yes, but will it sport any Universal Greeblie (http://ken-mcconnell.com/2017/01/05/ilm-universal-greeblie/)?
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Post by: mirth on March 07, 2020, 11:39:25 AM
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German 15cm field howitzers near Arras, France, 1917


(https://i.redd.it/5a6hs4jkm0l41.jpg)
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Post by: trailrunner on March 07, 2020, 11:59:06 AM
https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/32352/photos-surface-of-the-armys-crazy-1000-mile-range-supergun-concept-heres-what-we-know

I didn't see this post, because on that day I was on my way to attend a meeting chaired by MG George (head of CCDC, and the person featured in the article).

Funding for SLRC is part of my portfolio.  When it was at Dahlgren (about 40 miles away), I had hoped to get down to see it, but could never get down there.  I believe that it's now on its way to Yuma, or it may already be there.  I'm hoping to get out to see a test shot sometime this year.
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Post by: mirth on March 07, 2020, 12:02:21 PM
https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/32352/photos-surface-of-the-armys-crazy-1000-mile-range-supergun-concept-heres-what-we-know (https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/32352/photos-surface-of-the-armys-crazy-1000-mile-range-supergun-concept-heres-what-we-know)

I didn't see this post, because on that day I was on my way to attend a meeting chaired by MG George (head of CCDC, and the person featured in the article).

Funding for SLRC is part of my portfolio.  When it was at Dahlgren (about 40 miles away), I had hoped to get down to see it, but could never get down there.  I believe that it's now on its way to Yuma, or it may already be there.  I'm hoping to get out to see a test shot sometime this year.

Very cool, man.  :bigthumb:
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Post by: besilarius on March 07, 2020, 03:39:37 PM
At one point in Vietnam, the navy looked at building a new monitor based on the British monitor s, Erebus and Terror.
The need for a heavy gunfire support platform was recognized.  An Iowa BB was thought to be Overkill, would have huge manpower needs, and be too costly.
Another option was a helicopter transportable gun like the railguns of WWI.  These would be moved to a firebase after a sturdy base was constructed/poured for each piece.
For various reasons, a BB was tried.  At. Least one admiral held out for a monitor using a spare turret for Nevada class with two 12 or 14 inch guns.
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Post by: mirth on June 10, 2020, 04:41:11 PM
https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/33962/watch-russian-troops-snuff-out-an-oil-well-blaze-with-an-anti-tank-gun



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Post by: mirth on June 10, 2020, 08:24:24 PM
https://www.battlefields.org/learn/articles/artillery-across-three-wars
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Post by: Sir Slash on June 10, 2020, 11:01:14 PM
I didn't see them actually kill the oil well with the gun. But... if it's the Russians, it must be true, right?
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Post by: besilarius on June 11, 2020, 08:05:16 AM
Hey, the US Air Force back in the 30s bombed a lava flow in Hawaii.  When the eruption stopped three days later, they claimed the bombing stopped Kilawai.
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Post by: bayonetbrant on June 18, 2020, 04:11:47 PM
https://news.yahoo.com/why-u-armys-precision-strike-152600146.html

Interesting that they never mention the Pershing missiles as precision guided options that predate the ones in the article by over a decade