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Old 05-25-2012, 11:29 AM   #1
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Firing a cannon from the tacoma

So I'm driving down the high-wiggle and I got thinking.. Whay would happen if I fired a cannon out of my truck? And Im not talking some little dinky thing, Im talkin like a full 5-6 foot long mo-fo they used to use on pirate ships.

Forward firing roof mounted at highway speeds I'm thinking it'll snap your a pillers and roll the roof back like a sardine can. But i bet rear firing box mounted would launch you forward. Improving 0-60 times across the board.. need to figure out some form of auto loading on that thing.. hmmm..

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Old 05-25-2012, 11:38 AM   #2
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So I'm driving down the high-wiggle and I got thinking.. Whay would happen if I fired a cannon out of my truck? And Im not talking some little dinky thing, Im talkin like a full 5-6 foot long mo-fo they used to use on pirate ships.

Forward firing roof mounted at highway speeds I'm thinking it'll snap your a pillers and roll the roof back like a sardine can. But i bet rear firing box mounted would launch you forward. Improving 0-60 times across the board.. need to figure out some form of auto loading on that thing.. hmmm..

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Old 05-25-2012, 11:42 AM   #7
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ha ha you must have nothing to do today. im no expert when it comes to physics, but stock Tacoma couldn't handle it. reinforced brackets on hood would help. im thinking about the axles too, rotation going one way and the sudden force the opposite may strip gearing in the diffs and tranny
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Old 05-25-2012, 11:43 AM   #9
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Completely cereal right now.

Can't be more then 700-800 pounds??
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Energy is relative.

Forward or rear-mounted it's going to rip the roof off if it has the power to rip it off in either direction.
There's no relative motion between the cannon and the truck, the energy imparted into the truck will be the same no matter which way it's going.
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Old 05-25-2012, 11:45 AM   #11
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Gears are built for some punishment though, the stockers can take the added power of being boosted. I'd bet you'd blow a U-Joint before the gears.
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Energy is relative.

Forward or rear-mounted it's going to rip the roof off if it has the power to rip it off in either direction.
There's no relative motion between the cannon and the truck, the energy imparted into the truck will be the same no matter which way it's going.
I disagree, mythbusters did a thing on driving forward at 60mph and firing a low power cannon set to fire 60mph opposite direction.

the forces direction definitely matter.
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Completely cereal right now.

Can't be more then 700-800 pounds??
The cannon you describe "mo-fo they used to use on pirate ships" weighed in at 2-4 tons. That was dependent on the size ball they shot.
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(I disagree, mythbusters did a thing on driving forward at 60mph and firing a low power cannon set to fire 60mph opposite direction.)

its been done before!
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So I'm driving down the high-wiggle and I got thinking.. Whay would happen if I fired a cannon out of my truck? And Im not talking some little dinky thing, Im talkin like a full 5-6 foot long mo-fo they used to use on pirate ships.

Forward firing roof mounted at highway speeds I'm thinking it'll snap your a pillers and roll the roof back like a sardine can. But i bet rear firing box mounted would launch you forward. Improving 0-60 times across the board.. need to figure out some form of auto loading on that thing.. hmmm..

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I have two explanations for his post:

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2. He's been talking to Chris4x4 WAY too much.
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The cannon you describe "mo-fo they used to use on pirate ships" weighed in at 2-4 tons. That was dependent on the size ball they shot.
imperial or metric tonne??

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I have two explanations for his post:

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2. He's been talking to Chris4x4 WAY too much.
Well im driving so drinking is frowned upon in these situations.
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Cannons usually required a crew of three or four men to effectively fire and reload.
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