Discussion in 'Weapons, Technology & Equipment' started by von Poop, Sep 30, 2020.

  1. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    And other catastrophic large gun incidents/failures.






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  2. JimHerriot

    JimHerriot Ready for Anything

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  3. TTH

    TTH Senior Member

    A 17-pdr premature....sheesh, wouldn't like to be in that turret.
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  5. canuck

    canuck Closed Account

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  7. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

    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.

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  8. Robert-w

    Robert-w Banned

    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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