Ready, Aim, Fire
October 26, 2012 2:47 PM Subscribe
Let's say you have a miniature ironsides cannon, about the size of a medium terrier and quite heavy, capable of firing. Let's say it looked something like the second cannon from the top here
. Let's say you were setting this cannon off to celebrate the Fourth of July or something and just wanted a big boom. What would you load the cannon with, and how would you load it?
posted by Miss T.Horn to technology (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Further, would it be possible for the cannon to fire off things that exploded in the air, particularly for show? What would happen if someone were accidentally hit, at close range, by cannonfire from this petite cannon? How dangerous would that be? I remember seeing a video of a little palm-sized cannon that fired off little palm-sized cannonballs with enough force to lodge them in stout walls. So it seems like a cannon of this size and heft has the potential to be lethal?
FYI: Do not actually own said cannon. Am not planning on firing any cannons near any people anytime soon.