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Unread postAuthor: jeepkahn » Fri May 08, 2009 10:53 am

In response to a claim that someone made in a locked thread about a soon to be built cannon that would be the most powerful ever....


They've got there work cut out for them...



Air cannon used to test parachutes. 400mm caliber. 300lb projectile at 1000 ft/s.
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Unread postAuthor: qwerty » Fri May 08, 2009 12:03 pm

wow! :shock:
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Unread postAuthor: jimmy101 » Fri May 08, 2009 1:28 pm

Heck, even that beasty isn't anywhere near as large, or as powerful, as the largest compressed gas guns ever built.

Heck, a generic torpedo launching tube is more powerful, let alone the coastal type guns that were built. Or even the catapult on an aircraft carrier.
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Unread postAuthor: jeepkahn » Fri May 08, 2009 1:32 pm

And, I'm not even claiming the one I posted is the MOST powerful, The topic name is refering to the above mentioned post....
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Unread postAuthor: psycix » Fri May 08, 2009 4:30 pm

Thats a large cannon. Any other specifications? Operating pressure, volume, valve (butterfly I guess)?
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Unread postAuthor: jeepkahn » Fri May 08, 2009 4:45 pm

I wish I knew, it and the performance #'s came from Auburn Universitys Website....

http://www.auburn.edu/academic/classes/ ... rhome.html

and here's another stout one.... http://members.triton.net/vrlpete/canno ... 201099.pdf
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Unread postAuthor: USGF » Fri May 08, 2009 5:16 pm

You have a URL on that cannon?
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Unread postAuthor: jeepkahn » Fri May 08, 2009 5:32 pm

USGF wrote:You have a URL on that cannon?


look above you're post, edited for pic...
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Unread postAuthor: USGF » Fri May 08, 2009 6:29 pm

Jeepkahn, Thank you very much!
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Unread postAuthor: Moonbogg » Fri May 08, 2009 8:26 pm

None of those toys have anything on the Venom.
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Unread postAuthor: jeepkahn » Sat May 09, 2009 7:19 am

Moonbogg wrote:None of those toys have anything on the Venom.


While I thinkthe Venom is pretty sweet, I don't think it will throw 7lb projctiles 3 miles, or 300lb projectiles at 1000fps.... And if it could, I would want to be holding it to fire it... :wink:
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Unread postAuthor: Mitchza89 » Sat May 09, 2009 7:24 am

Yeah not cool gloating about your own creation mate.
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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Sat May 09, 2009 7:42 am

I think he may have been being sarcastic guys.

Anyway, I doubt either of those are as entertaining or fun to use as the Venom. Using them is just going to be too "push a button".

I have nothing wrong with doing things with some science and calculation behind them, but in my opinion, a handheld cannon will always trump a remotely triggered one for entertainment.
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Unread postAuthor: jeepkahn » Sat May 09, 2009 7:53 am

Ragnarok wrote:I think he may have been being sarcastic guys.

Anyway, I doubt either of those are as entertaining or fun to use as the Venom. Using them is just going to be too "push a button".

I have nothing wrong with doing things with some science and calculation behind them, but in my opinion, a handheld cannon will always trump a remotely triggered one for entertainment.


Nod's from me on that one.... Nothing quite like feeling the kick of a 32oz monster can filled with sand fired from a large bore cannon charged to 160+psi...
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Unread postAuthor: psycix » Sat May 09, 2009 9:50 am

a handheld cannon will always trump a remotely triggered one for entertainment.

Not necessarily. A joystick controlled turret is just as cool. :)
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