If you’re familiar with the concept… I have recently been to Ft. Sill, where the first Bolo lives. Pure to form, it’s a prototype that didn’t get put into production.
Professionals and folks who keep up on military affairs will recognize it. It’s otherwise known as the Crusader, and it can fire so fast that it can put 16 shells time-on-target.
Plus, it’s HUGE. These pictures really don’t manage to bring out how big that gun is, to actually be mounted on something self-propelled. Are there bigger guns? Oh yes. But bigger guns that are rapid-fire, self-propelled, heavily-armored, and ridiculously automated?
Nuh-uh. We rock.
You know why else Americans rock? Atomic cannon. Yeah, that’s right… it’s the beginning of the nuclear age, and one of our geeky squirrels, you know, the kind who knows precisely how to vaporize your ass from orbit, but looks like he teaches 2nd grade music appreciation, gets this bright idea….
Let’s shoot nukes out of cannons!
And we did. Here’s Eason and his officially no-longer-a-figment charming girlfriend, in front of “Atomic Annie.” I’d say she’s really hot stuff, but Eason might think I meant his girlfriend, and decide to get me vaporized from orbit…
Oh, while we’re at it, southwest Oklahoma is real pretty, as is the barnacle I seem to have picked up…