Thursday, September 20, 2007


So what is this? Today I "popped my cherry." I fired a 155 MM howitzer. That is a big gun...and loud. What is so amazing is how this little piece can launch a 95 lbs high explosive projectile at incredible velocities and distance (by igniting the powder charge). I think the biggest lesson is that the small things in life can have huge consequences. The second lesson is to not drink anything the gun crew gives is *NOT* Hawaiian Punch no matter what they say.

Update:This is a gun:


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