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    sonicbomb.com :: View topic - Atomic Annie actually did kill ... 2 soldiers

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    Graviton
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    PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:44 pm Reply with quote

    http://www.army.mil/article/45311/atomic-annie-on-the-move

    Here is the story of some big mix-ups with the Atomic Annie cannon.

    Confused

    Here is how it looks today:



    This is an amusement at the Fort Sill Artillery Museum, also home to the original Atomic Annie. I wonder which nitwit came up with this:



    UPDATE: Mule guns were used until 1956, in the US Army.

    http://olive-drab.com/od_army-horses-mules_lastpack.php


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    xterraman07
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    PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 2:48 am Reply with quote

    Why does the title say that two soldiers were killed? I didn't see anything in the article about soldier deaths...?
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    Graviton
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    PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 6:55 am Reply with quote

    xterraman07 wrote:
    Why does the title say that two soldiers were killed? I didn't see anything in the article about soldier deaths...?


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    In 1964, while the gun was being retrieved in Germany, "Atomic Annie" and its tractor slid off a mountain road killing two Soldiers and wrecking the prime movers, Spivey said. [Second to last paragraph]
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    xterraman07
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    PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 12:15 am Reply with quote

    Oh ooops, I totally missed that, guess I shouldn't read articles so late at night!! Rolling Eyes
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