Sunday, September 05, 2010

The Dynamite Gun

Apparently, it was real, though one of the more interesting descriptions has an eye to putting it in a decidedly unreal context. Still: dynamite gun! Kewl. Not to mention the dynamite gunship.

9 comments:

fboness said...

Closely related to the nitroglycerin squirt gun...

Bubblehead Les. said...

This just screams out for a "Mythbuster" episode!

Carteach0 said...

Thank you for the interesting morning read. For a few moments, I actually forgot to be cranky about being up so early.

Ritchie said...

Oh look, a warship stuffed full of dynamite! What could possibly..

Roberta X said...

Yep.

reflectoscope said...

An over-grown potato gun crossed with high explosives? You're a woman after my own heart.

Jim

Gewehr98 said...

Dude says Vesuvius never saw active service, which flies in the face of the Wikipedia entry that says it made at least one coastal bombardment during the Spanish-American War. Who's telling the truth?

D.W. Drang said...

Wikipedia.

You can see the tri-barrel dynamite gun in action in The Rough Riders.

benEzra said...

A couple of the early U.S. Navy Holland submarines mounted a pneumatic dynamite gun in the bow.

http://www.navweaps.com/Weapons/WNUS_Zalinsky.htm