World's Biggest wheeled cannon - created by nimeshjohri


Worlds Biggest wheeled cannon
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Jaivan Cannon. It is situated at Jaigarh Fort in Jaipur. The cannon was fired only once with a charge of 100 kilograms (220 lb) of gunpowder and when fired covered a distance of about 35 kilometers. The barrel is 20.19 foot (6.15 m) in length and weighs 50 tonnes. It has a diameter of 11 inches (280 mm). The barrel has decorations carved on it which depict trees, an elephant scroll and a pair of birds (ducks). It is mounted on wheels and has the mechanism of two back wheels mounted on roller pin bearings, to turn it 360° and fire in any direction. (5 years and 1032 days ago)

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kyricom says:

That's pretty cool. You'd think one of its biggest powers would have been intimidation.

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jerostone says:

I'm gonna buy this baby, just to shoo stray cats away. Excellent find, author.

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captgeo says:

Cool... what camera did you use for this?

author says:

Captgeo@ Thanks. I used SONY DSC-H7.

author says:

Thanks jerostone and kyricom. You would like to shoo cats away from this. Think something bigger..

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Nice one.

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shabir says:

Really big. Nice shot,author.

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