M102 Howitzer

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    M102 Howitzer
    Caliber: 105 mm
    Muzzle Velocity: 493 Meters per second
    Max Range: 11,500 meters (~7 miles)
    Weight: 3180 Pounds
    Capable of 10 rounds per minute for short periods -- 3 rounds per minute sustained.

    I got this shot a few years ago at an Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra concert believe it or not. The ISO's Summer Series is held at Connor Prairie, and every year for Independence Day, they have a patriotic theme. The bulk of the second act is always Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture. The cannon fire called for at the climax of the piece is 'performed' by the Indiana National Guard. It's always a good time.

    through the heart of a photographer, and 1 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. jyoseph [deleted] 82 months ago | reply

      Now that looks like it packed a punch.

    2. Patcave 82 months ago | reply

      Very nice!

    3. *irenenam 82 months ago | reply

      great capture!

    4. sallylondon 81 months ago | reply

      You certainly managed to capture this moment so well - worth the repeated attempts! Who knew that a symphony concert could be so dramatic?
      Thanks for posting in the 'Yippee, I caught it!' theme at:
      The World Through My Eyes

    5. Jim Frazier 80 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Cannon Fire!, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

    6. noprayer4dying 76 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called I love dark photos, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

    7. Tiffibunny 54 months ago | reply

      Fantastic addition to the theme! Great capture!

      Thanks for participating in the What a Blast! Theme at:
      The World Through My Eyes

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