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World's Largest Black Powder Cannon

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World's Largest Black Powder Cannon

#1 Post by nrobertb » Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:51 pm

Ian at Foorgootten Weapons has this video on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKmi0PN7LxM

The Armstrong gun fired a 2,000 lb. projectile. England had four of these and Ian visits the one on the Island of Malta.

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Re: World's Largest Black Powder Cannon

#2 Post by HectorFuego » Fri Aug 24, 2018 12:22 pm

I watched that video a couple of weeks ago. There was as tremendous amount of engineering and construction that went into that thing. The loading procedure was amazing. Especially the pump and hydraulic system.

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