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Unread postAuthor: scottcrete » Wed Apr 02, 2008 1:34 pm

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i'll help load the tators... what do you say...?
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Unread postAuthor: Brian the brain » Wed Apr 02, 2008 1:39 pm

Sure...I have an old naval cannon lying around in my backyard. :D ..( NOT)
So we don;t have to build it..

Just get me the guncotton.. :wink:
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Unread postAuthor: scottcrete » Wed Apr 02, 2008 1:42 pm

common.. someone has gotta to have a flag pole we can put on a lathe and bore the inside out...
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Unread postAuthor: starman » Wed Apr 02, 2008 1:42 pm

Yeah right...:) I've been inside one of those very guns at the USS North Carolina Battleship memorial in Wilmington. It's amazing to realize the technology used in the WWII timeframe almost 70 years ago now.

Those are 16" bore "rifles" BTW.
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Unread postAuthor: scottcrete » Wed Apr 02, 2008 1:46 pm

hmm... anyone got any sch 80 24 inch pipe we can reinforce with concrete...lol
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Unread postAuthor: DYI » Wed Apr 02, 2008 5:36 pm

anyone got any sch 80 24 inch pipe we can reinforce with concrete...


:lol:

I think it'd be easier just to cast the whole pipe ourselves...
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Unread postAuthor: Hotwired » Wed Apr 02, 2008 6:03 pm

Heh, I remember seeing that animation before.

It was actually something about keeping the magazine and cannon separate so something nasty happening up top didn't result in something even worse if the magazine was affected.
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Unread postAuthor: STHORNE » Wed Apr 02, 2008 6:34 pm

holy sh*t! if you truly plan on constructing this cannon, you will probably have to mortgage your house just to fund the project lol. it would be a really cool project on a slightly smaller scale (more like a much larger scale...like 20:1).
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Unread postAuthor: Counterstriker » Wed Apr 02, 2008 6:44 pm

I'll be the guy in sailors clothing standing outside.
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Unread postAuthor: SpudMonster » Wed Apr 02, 2008 6:52 pm

starman wrote:Yeah right...:) I've been inside one of those very guns at the USS North Carolina Battleship memorial in Wilmington. It's amazing to realize the technology used in the WWII timeframe almost 70 years ago now.

Those are 16" bore "rifles" BTW.


Look up some of the Krupp guns from WWI, or some of the large industrial steam engines of the era. For example, http://todengine.org/William+Tod+Company this company's work. Poke around there some. You'll be amazed what they were doing 100 years ago :wink:
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Unread postAuthor: starman » Wed Apr 02, 2008 7:20 pm

Counterstriker wrote:I'll be the guy in sailors clothing standing outside.


Believe it or not, there is one sailor directly behind the breech area, working the hoists and breech mechanism. Extremely tight in there...looked like no-mans land to me...was about an 8 ft recoil zone that you did not want to be in during the shot.
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Unread postAuthor: Counterstriker » Wed Apr 02, 2008 7:25 pm

We can rig it to work of of this... Which I will operate!
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Unread postAuthor: OuchProgramme » Wed Apr 02, 2008 7:51 pm

Counterstriker wrote:We can rig it to work of of this... Which I will operate!


8 feet recoil..it'll smash in your head and continue to ram backwards
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Unread postAuthor: starman » Wed Apr 02, 2008 8:29 pm

Counterstriker wrote:We can rig it to work of of this... Which I will operate!


Here's a write-up of the North Carolina's 16's. The North Carolina was an Iowa class Battleship, just like is pictured in my avatar

http://www.battleshipnc.com/history/bb5 ... 16inch.php

Being in the breech area was the more like this....
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Unread postAuthor: hi » Wed Apr 02, 2008 8:32 pm

ill build it if you supply materials...
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