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 Posted: Fri Jun 12th, 2009 06:31 pm
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Hamy3 wrote:
I'd love to see one of these things fired!! It must be spectacular!!

Doug



Hamy, this is second best to being there when a thirteen incher is fired, but here is a You Tube video with sound that shows the firing of original  8" and 10" seige mortars. They were fired at Fort McCoy for some type of competition.

Two things really impressed me on this video. One--the terrifying sound as the shot whistles through the air. The other is the sound and show as the shot hits the ground and explodes. You would not have to be hit by the shell. The sound would be enough to scare you to death.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eox-jnTaEgk

Here is a You Tube video of a actual 13 Inch Seacoast mortar being fired. It is much longer video and the sound is even more terrifying. I hope this link works. I've tried it three times now.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5v7bLf2ipmA&feature=related

 

Last edited on Fri Jun 12th, 2009 06:45 pm by CleburneFan

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