For the curious arty gentlemen

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For the curious arty gentlemen

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M65 Atomic cannon...

In West Germany, 6 battalions, each of three batteries, two pieces per battery, later reduced to one per. These guns were in service from 1955 to 1963.
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Honest to goodness, that sounds like something I'd have made up as a kid....

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Definitely looks like something GI Joe had in the 60's. 8)
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Renwal model in approximately 1/32 scale is still around. Shapeways has traveling and emplaced models. Latter on my wishlist in battery strength to help keep CofC at bay (along with more modern nuclear-capable arty).
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That's awesome! How come I never got to shoot anything like that? I definitely need one of those. And by "one" I mean one battery. Wait...better make that a battalion.
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It will be EXPENSIVE - about $15.50 apiece from Shapeways... Let me know if you get some. I will let you know what the other vehicles in the TOE are.
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Back when I was 6 years old, I actually got a toy atomic cannon for Christmas. It was fairly large scale with the cannon and 2 prime movers. I cannot remember the manufacturer but I think it was by either Ideal or Remco. There were several projectiles you could actually shoot from the gun as well.

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Here are a couple of pictures of the toy I used to have. It was made by Ideal.

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That's awesome - I gotta get one/some in 1/285 scale! I'm pretty sure the atomic cannon is a gateway drug though. After that I will be searching for railway guns in 1/285 scale!
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The M65 was based on a German railway gun... You can find them at Shapeways. Again, it will cost ya.
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I have two models of the gun, both unbuilt. the Renwal 1:32 and Dragon 1:72. Why, I don't know...

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