For Photo Friday: 'Loud'
For Photo Friday: 'Fire'
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.