18lb Cannon being fired

    This picture is being shown for interest only as the cannon involved is a little too large for use on our indoor range. The location is Kronborg Castle, Helsingør, Denmark (called Elsinore in Shakespeare's Hamlet). The gun was firing a blank saluting charge, because as can be seen in the background, the channel was being used by shipping at the time and live shot would not have been a good idea. The shock wave from the muzzle could be felt at some considerable distance.

18lb cannon being fired at Kronborg castle


(NB: Helsingør is normally spelt Helsingor in English)


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