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While surfing the net for information regarding PCP air gun valve design and function, I discovered this really cool site featuring PCP air guns from the 1880's to the modern era. It mainly focuses on the use of precharged air to power artillery. The images and design of these massive scale shooters is really cool. Definitely worth a gander if you are of an inquisitive mind.

The Douglas Self Online Museum of Pneumatic Guns.

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Thank you for posting this
Very interesting article.
Had no idea they had air powered artillery
I canít wait to read more
Thanks again

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Thank you for posting this
Very interesting article.
Had no idea they had air powered artillery
I canít wait to read more
Thanks again

Dave

IMHO, the boat is the coolest thing since slicest break.

Now, curiosity forces me to inquire, would not such a device be legal to build in the states? Air guns are completely unregulated here.

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Thank you for posting this
Very interesting article.
Had no idea they had air powered artillery
I canít wait to read more
Thanks again

Dave

IMHO, the boat is the coolest thing since slicest break.

Now, curiosity forces me to inquire, would not such a device be legal to build in the states? Air guns are completely unregulated here.

 It is done in USA with pumpkins, corn cobs, apples, and beer cans so yes :)
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pumpkins are unreal. The distance is un believable.Imgine, getting hit with  an 18 to 30 pound pumpkin. They do these with a treabuct also.
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Freakin cool!  Thanks for posting the link.  I already knew about some of these but wow!  Never knew there were so many!
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Freakin cool!  Thanks for posting the link.  I already knew about some of these but wow!  Never knew there were so many!

Agreed, Truly mind-blowing stuff, I knew about air rifles that dated back to the late 1500s, but never imagined they would attempt to incorporate the technology into military artillery, and actually use it.

It is done in USA with pumpkins, corn cobs, apples, and beer cans so yes :)

Pumpkin Chunkin is cool, but I would be interested in actually artillery rounds. All I can say is, I feel a build needs to be performed on one of these.