Discussion in 'Weapons, Technology & Equipment' started by von Poop, Sep 30, 2020.
And other catastrophic large gun incidents/failures.
Interesting. Some spiked, some not so.
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A 17-pdr premature....sheesh, wouldn't like to be in that turret.
Photo #7 looks as much like a hit from another gun as a premature
I think some of the ones with failures along the axis of the bore are from barrel obstructions. I've seen two of them and I don't do a lot of shooting. One was a 6.5mm Mauser with snow in the barrel and one was from a faulty hand loaded cartridge that had either a low powder charge or no powder at all. The primer pushed the bullet from the previous cartridge into bore and the shooter didn't notice and fired the follow up shot. I can't remember the caliber but I think it was a .30-30.
Plugging long tank barrels coming down steep hills was a design concern. That's why the early M3 Lees have the shortened barrel with counterweight.
A problem that had been encountered as early as 1917 with the British Mk I and Mk II male tanks resulting in the MK IV and V having shortened guns. A particular problem for sponson mounted guns it seems
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