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  • Berlin police seize cannon made for launching coconuts

    03/18/2017 11:33:32 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 46 replies
    upi ^ | March 16, 2017 | Ben Hooper
    Berlin police announced they seized an artist's homemade cannon after a coconut launched by the device narrowly missed hitting a dog walker. Police said in a Facebook post that a man taking a dog for a walk March 1 in an industrial area of the German capital heard a loud bang followed by the sight of a large projectile whizzing past him at a high speed. Investigators determined the projectile was a coconut that had been launched from a cannon created by a 23-year-old artist. Police shared photos of the device in the Facebook post. The artist, Julian Charriere, said...
  • Army recon targets Apache helicopter cannon for Humvee replacement

    08/30/2016 9:53:40 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 30, 2016 | James Rogers
    The JLTV (Oshkosh Defense) As the U.S. Army readies to bring its current crop of Humvees into the 21st century with a new vehicle, reconnaissance officials are also looking to replace the Humvee's pre-World War II .50-caliber machine gun with a version of the Apache helicopter’s cannon in 2019. The Army has embarked on a major project to replace the Humvee, officially known as the High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWVS). Last year the Army signed a $6.7 billion deal with Oshkosh Defense for 17,000 Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTVs). Touted as offering more protection and greater off-road mobility, JLTVs...
  • Ever thought what a 90mm Cannon would do to a 5k iMac?

    08/04/2016 10:15:18 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 36 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 8/4/2016 | J Hines
    Computer slowness getting you down? or, maybe you’re just getting tired of Macs. FullMag fired a T8 anti-tank gun at it and see what the destruction looks like. Hearing about it is one thing, but seeing it in slow motion is taking it to another level of curiosity, see the destruction here.
  • Watch The F-35 Fire Its Gun Pod For The Very First Time

    07/29/2016 7:08:54 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 37 replies
    THE DRIVE ^ | July 29, 2016 | Tyler Rogoway
    The F-35A has already fired its internal GAU-22 25mm cannon both on the ground and in the air, and now the gun pod intended for the B and C models, which lack an internal cannon, is being test-fired on the aircraft for the very first time. The gun pod is housed in a semi-low observable (stealthy) enclosure attached to the F-35B and C’s centerlines, between the weapons bays. The gun’s “common” enclosure design can also be used to house other bolt-on systems in the future. LOCKHEED MARTIN A F-35B loaded with GBU-12 laser guided bombs, AIM-9X Sidewinders, and a gun...
  • Pumpkins Fly Through the Air at Washington Farm

    10/06/2015 3:38:21 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 19 replies
    ABC | 10-6-15 | unattributed
    Visitors to a popular Washington state pumpkin patch should not be alarmed if they see pumpkins flying over their heads. That is exactly how the pumpkin patch’s owner intends it to be. John Thompson, a fourth-generation farmer, is the mastermind behind his farm’s pumpkin cannons that draw hundreds of visitors each October to his Naches, Wash., farm. “They’re kind of a hook,” Thompson said of the cannons, which he built himself. “People see them go off and then want to buy a pumpkin or go through the corn maze." "Every year I try to do something different in the pumpkin...
  • Former Charlotte (RAT) Mayor Patrick Cannon gets house arrest after illegal vote

    11/09/2014 4:51:23 AM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 11/06/14 | Michael Gordon, Steve Harrison, Rick Rothacker
    **SNIP** While Cannon dodged jail for now, his appearance in court continued a 366-day free-fall for one of the city’s longest-serving officials, who first joined the City Council in 1993. On Nov. 6, 2013, Cannon was elected mayor, jubilantly thanking voters for helping him realize a “life goal.” He was arrested in March, charged with accepting more than $50,000 in bribes from undercover FBI agents. He pleaded guilty in June to a corruption charge and was sentenced by Whitney on Oct. 14. At the time, Cannon’s attorneys asked that their client be admitted to a prison alcohol-treatment program.
  • Oklahoma man's home hit with stray artillery shell fired from cannon 3 miles away

    06/26/2014 12:33:22 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 114 replies
    Daily News ^ | 06/26/2014 | Jenna O'Donnell
    Gene Kelley’s home was hit with the artillery shell after it was fired at the Oklahoma Full Auto Shoot and Trade Show. No one was hurt in the incident, but the cannon’s owner has agreed to pay for Kelley’s damages. Homeowner Gene Kelley heard a huge crash and was shocked to find a 14-and-a-half-inch-long 105 howitzer artillery shell lying on his bedroom floor.
  • Oops: OkCupid CEO once donated to a congressman who opposed gay marriage;

    04/08/2014 11:09:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | April 8, 2014 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    And not just gay marriage. The congressman, Chris Cannon, also opposed adoptions by gay couples and laws prohibiting discrimination in hiring gays. Sam Yagan’s donation, in other words, was more of a multi-spectrum anti-gay contribution than Brendan Eich’s $1,000 gift to support Prop 8 and yet he took it upon himself to be the tip of the spear in the “Eich must go” movement. Says Rick Moran of Yagan’s past, “The gay mafia is never around when you need them.” The Daily Caller actually had this five days ago but it’s breaking big today because of Mother Jones. Never underestimate...
  • Why Patrick Cannon sting took so long (RAT mayor of Charlotte bribed before election)

    03/30/2014 9:03:03 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 3/27/14 | Michael Gordon
    As the corruption investigation of former Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon went back underground Thursday, a nagging question hung over his embarrassed city: Couldn’t this have been known before he was elected mayor in November? According to an affidavit released this week, the FBI became aware of possible illegal activity of then-City Council member Cannon as early as August 2010. By the time Cannon was sworn in as the city’s top elected leader, undercover agents posing as real estate developers had flown him and his wife to Las Vegas and paid him almost $30,000 in bribes, prosecutors say.
  • Charlotte mayor arrested on federal corruption charges (North Carolina)

    03/26/2014 11:24:17 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 33 replies
    WSOC TV ^ | 3/26/2014 | Not Specified
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon was arrested Wednesday by FBI agents for alleged violations of federal public corruption laws, announced Anne M. Tompkins, U.S. attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. The federal criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court charged Cannon, 47, with theft and bribery concerning programs receiving federal funds, honest services wire fraud and extortion under color of official right. [snip] The complaint and law enforcement affidavit allege that Cannon accepted the bribes from the undercover FBI agents on five separate occasions. On the last occasion, on Feb. 21 Cannon allegedly accepted $20,000 in...
  • circa 1915 Vintage Photo: Cat On A Cannon

    12/09/2013 7:25:02 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 28 replies
    Retroanut ^ | 1915 | Retronaut
    circa 1915: Cat on a cannon The mascot cat of HMS Queen Elizabeth on a 15-inch barrel
  • Divers successfully recover cannons from Queen Anne's Revenge (Blackbeard's ship)

    06/22/2013 4:38:18 AM PDT · by csvset · 24 replies
    WSFX.com ^ | Jun 21, 2013 | WECT Staff
    ATLANTIC BEACH, NC (WECT) – Divers trying to recover cannons from Blackbeard's flagship, the Queen Anne's Revenge wreck site off the coast of North Carolina were successful in their efforts Thursday. Bad weather forced the team to scrub the previous two trips, but the conditions were just right the third time around. A group from Cape Fear Community College used inflation bags to float two cannons to the surface. This is the first time the cannons have been out of the water in almost 300 years. According to David Hardin with CFCC, the cannons are estimated to weigh 2,000 pounds...
  • 1956 Vintage Photos: Armoured Vespa Scooter with Cannon

    06/18/2013 7:45:03 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 36 replies
    Retronaut ^ | 1956 | Retronaut
    “The Vespa 150 TAP is a Vespa scooter modified for use with paratroops. Introduced in 1956 and updated in 1959, it had a U.S.-made light anti-armour cannon. Roughly 800 of these scooters were deployed in the Algerian War.”
  • Looking for a full size Civil War Cannon.

    04/18/2013 3:58:47 PM PDT · by M.K. Borders · 20 replies
    18 April, 2013 | myself
    I am looking for someone with access to a full size Civil War Cannon, who would be able and willing to bring it to a gathering of old, dried up Artillerymen in the Evansville Area in June. Would prefer a field gun in the 10 lbs class, but if you have something different let me know.
  • Loaded Revolutionary War-Era Cannon Found In Central Park

    01/11/2013 7:47:48 PM PST · by CtBigPat · 21 replies
    CBS 2 via Drudge ^ | 1/11/2013
    Parks workers came upon a live cannon ball, loaded in a cannon that is getting refurbished, CBS 2’s Lou Young reported exclusively. The loaded artillery piece was one of two Revolutionary War-era cannons being stored at the park’s Ramble shed near the 79th Street transverse. Preservation workers for the Central Park Conservancy called police about mid-day after opening up the capped cannon for cleaning.
  • M65 Atomic Cannon ("Atomic Annie")

    08/12/2012 3:45:46 PM PDT · by moonshot925 · 61 replies
    US Army Gun, Heavy, Motorized, 280mm, M65 Atomic Annie | 12 August 2012 | Tankograd Technical Manual Series N° 6001
    20 cannons were manufactured from 1951 to 1953. The cannon fired a W9 or W19 nuclear artillery shell with a maximum range of 24-29 miles. 5 Field Artillery Battalions were deployed to the 7th Army in West Germany between October 1953 and April 1954. The units were hosted by the 42nd Field Artillery Group. Each battalion had 3 280mm guns, 30 officers, 7 warrant officers and 401 enlisted men. All of the cannons were retired in December 1963.
  • ObamaCare Lost on the Medicaid Mandate & Commerce Power. It May Yet Lose on the Tax Power.

    07/14/2012 8:00:08 PM PDT · by hripka · 16 replies
    Cato at Liberty ^ | 6/29/2012 | Michael F. Cannon
    Supporters of the Obama health law are incorrectly reading the Supreme Court’s ruling as a victory. First, the ruling severely limited the Obama health law’s Medicaid expansion, effectively giving states the green light to refuse to expand their Medicaid programs. Coupled with the fact that the statute already enables states to block the other half-trillion dollars of new entitlement spending, the law is in a very precarious position. Second, the Court ruled 5-4 that the individual mandate is not a legitimate use of the Commerce Power. That too is a defeat for the government, even if it is of no...
  • Illinois Man Builds, Shoots, Sells Homemade Civil War Cannons

    06/16/2012 10:48:07 AM PDT · by marktwain · 24 replies
    guns.com ^ | dabneybailey
    Ray Carr, a resident of Charleston, Illinois, builds and sells homemade cannons. His most recent one is modeled after an 1862 Mountain Howitzer, it’s fully operational, and it can be yours for the low price of $4,750. Despite the high price tag and the obviously limited market, Carr claims that a bunch of people are interested. He told The Daily Eastern News, “Most [prospective buyers] say, ‘I’d love to have it, but the wife wouldn’t let me.’” We've all been there before. So, what motivates a man to build homemade Civil War replica cannons? The same thing that motivates all...
  • 10 Largest Caliber Weapons Ever

    05/24/2012 7:30:35 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 45 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | May 2012 | David Hambling
    10 Largest Caliber Weapons Ever Most weapons, from .45 automatics to 155-mm howitzers, are described in terms of caliber—the diameter of their projectile. These are the biggest of the big. Some are impractical showpieces built to satisfy the outsize egos of dictators such as Adolph Hitler and Saddam Hussein. Others are pure demonstrations of extreme gunsmithing. All of them pack a punch. Largest Muzzle-Loading Cannon The Tsar Cannon was cast in bronze in 1586 and weighs 40 tons. Its 35-inch bore and could fire about 1800 pounds of stone grapeshot, earning it the nickname the Russian Shotgun. It was never...
  • Navy Eyes Apache Helo's Guns for Use at Sea

    04/18/2012 5:46:47 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 19 replies
    Military.com ^ | April 17, 2012 | Matthew Cox
    Navy Eyes Apache Helo's Guns for Use at Sea The Navy is looking at arming its patrol boats and helicopters with the same withering firepower carried aboard the Army’s AH-64 Apache gunship helicopters. ATK Armament Systems has modified its venerable M230 30mm chain gun to give naval forces a more potent alternative to the .50 caliber machine gun. For years, the Navy has admired the Apache’s powerful, nose-mounted 30mm cannon, but the Navy’s strict safety guidelines make the M230’s electrically-primed firing system unsafe for use aboard surface vessels. As a potential solution, the Navy awarded ATK a contract roughly two...