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peashooter85 · a day ago
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The Short Lived Pneumatic Dynamite Gun
In 1867 famed chemist Alfred Nobel patented his explosive invention; Dynamite. The new high explosive revolutionized many industries such as mining, quarrying, construction, and demolition as before the only explosive compound available was black powder, which doesn't doesn't quite have the high explosive blast of dynamite. Thus, demolition work was slow and required large amounts of black powder. It was not long after dynamite became a staple of the industrial revolution when people began to contemplate it's possible use in warfare. While dynamite is powerful, it's not very stable, and extreme caution must be practiced in it's handling and use. As a result it was not suitable for use in high explosive shells as the violent force from a firing cannon could cause the shell to detonate before even leaving the gun's barrel.
A man named D. M. Melford came up with a solution to this problem. In 1883 he demonstrated what was called a dynamite gun, which was a pneumatic cannon made to fire high explosive dynamite shells. Because it used compressed air, it could fire the shell at low velocity thus minimizing the risk or an explosive accident. In attendance for the demonstration was an American artillery officer named Edmund Zalinski, who improved upon the design and founded the "Pneumatic Dynamite Gun Company". His new "Zalinski Guns" came in a variety of calibers and utilized steam driven air compressors to charge them. Immediately the US military took interest in the concept, and began purchasing a number of the guns. In 1887 the US Navy commissioned the USS Vesuvius, a small cruiser which was armed with thee 15 inch dynamite guns which fired 500 lb high explosive shells at a range of a mile, and 200 lb shells up to 4,000 yards. The ship saw action during the Spanish American war where it's guns were used to bombard Spanish positions when the Americans landed in Cuba.
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A small 8.4 inch gun was also outfitted on the USS Holland, the US Navy's first modern submarine which was commissioned in 1897.
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In 1894 the US Army purchased a number of 15 inch coastal guns for use in coastal defense forts.. These 15 inch guns could fire a 50-500 lb shell around 2,000 - 5,000 yards depending on weight.
While large coastal defense guns and naval guns could easily be operated by large steam driven air compressor, such guns were impractical for field artillery as it was difficult to transport a large air compressor and use it in the field. The only piece of field artillery worth mentioning was the Sims-Dudley dynamite gun, a 2.5 inch gun which fired a 10 lb shell, and was charged using an air compressor driven by an engine which operated on the combustion of smokeless gunpowder. One was used by Theodore Roosevelt's Rough Riders during the Spanish American War, where it was generally shown to be mechanically unreliable.
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The United States was the only major power to invest in the dynamite gun. Brazil purchased only one gun, which was mounted on a warship. Other than that, no one else was interested, probably figuring that it would not be long before someone invented a stable high explosive rendering dynamite guns a dead end technology. While the United States was buying dynamite guns, everyone else was inventing stable high explosive substances. In 1863 a German chemist named Julius Wilbrand invented a yellow dye called trinitrotoluene (TNT). In 1891 another German chemist named Carl Häussermann discovered that TNT has explosive properties and is relatively stable. In 1902, the German Army began using TNT in high explosive shells from field artillery. Instantly the dynamite gun was made obsolete. Artillery using traditional propellants were cheaper, more accurate, had greater range, and without the need for an air compressor were more portable. By 1904 the USS Vesuvius had been converted into a torpedo ship, and all dynamite guns in military service had been dismantled and sold as scrap metal.
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theartofthecover · 23 hours ago
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Vampirella: Mindwarp #1 [Textless] (Variant Cover) (2022)
Art by: Benjamin Dewey
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baysexuality · a month ago
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Wrestling fans are just… interesting.
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farelosolar · 2 months ago
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ID copied from Alt Text: Colored digital painting. Vertically, there are three eyes, which are from Iida Tenya, Kirishima Eijirou and Bakugou Katsuki, characters from the My Hero Academia manga. All of them have a red eye iris. Also, they are all Japanese and young boys. Iida wears glasses and has blue hair, a fringe over his eye. Kirishima has a red eyebrow and a scar on his eyelid. Bakugou has blonde eyebrow and black eyeliner. This illustration simulates oil paint. It's signed by Farelo Solar (Sol). End ID
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incorrect-bkdk-quotes · 8 months ago
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Kaminari: *hits Bakugou in the head with a ball*
Class 1-A three hours later, trying to coax him down from the tree: It’s okay he’s gone you can come down now-
Kaminari, still shaking: He’s not gone, he’s waiting.
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viaov · 3 days ago
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Sveta Shubina, Elvira, Mistress of the Dark
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saikiwhipwreck · 5 months ago
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munbiit · 7 months ago
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bkdk forehead kiss? we've gotten some baku forehead lately where he has his mask pulling his hair up, that is prime real estate for a kiss from small freckled boyfriends. ¯\_(*¯︶¯*)_/¯
YES SO TRUE<3<3<3
ive been meaning to draw bkdk forehead kiss, and this request pushed me to finally do it gahahah Thank U!!
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todocookieae · 2 months ago
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Bakugo Color Scans
My Hero Academia Chapter 360
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chippolyta · a year ago
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As soon as I saw this meme I knew I HAD TO do a bakugou version 👀
Also this is based on these two tweets (left is the original, right is the one I saw first and based my version on:
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nyxxedbones · 5 months ago
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"I will achieve absolute victory, every time! We're taking this 4-0, no casualties!"
My scrunkly dark strange son <3
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bad-comic-art · 7 months ago
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hell yea baby! spiders with big ol’ buttcheeks!
The Invincible Red Sonja #7 (2022)
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theartofthecover · 5 months ago
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Vampirella/Dracula: Unholy #5 [Textless] (Variant Cover) (2022)
Art by: Adam Hughes
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baysexuality · 13 days ago
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Found this pic and… yeah, okay, AEW needs to move the wrestler’s name thing a little bit.
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thatsbelievable · 10 months ago
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incorrect-bkdk-quotes · 5 months ago
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Deku: So are you in a “I just need to rest” type of bad mood, or are you in a “I’m about to smash stuff with a bat” type of bad mood?
Kacchan, lying on the couch, a bat clutched to his chest: I haven't decided yet.
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minzbins · 6 months ago
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365 DAYS OF BANGTAN  ♡  DAY 62/365 ↳  ‘DYNAMITE’ OFFICIAL MV (B-SIDE)
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