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Caliber of Lego Cannons??

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I would like to know if anyone has done a lot of research about the conversion of the poundage or caliber of the cannon to the lego version of a cannon. Or your opinion of what the caliber of each cannon size. I

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regcannon.jpg

a regular cannon (repaired)

Well, I have 2 qeustions:

1. Why did you do it?

2. How is it made??

Mr Tiber

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You can also check this thread: Cannon's VS Carronades.

It might contain some useful info regarding your question.

I've found this:

I just thought you guys might find this useful.

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The calibre of the cannon - 'the long gun' - was based on the weight of the shot it fired. These ranged from 4-pounders to 32-pounders. The cannon could measure ten feet in length and weigh as much as 6500 pounds. Each could require a crew of as many as 14. With a charge of black powder equal to one third the weight of the shot, the cannon depending on its elevation, could propel a 32-pounder more than 1000 yards smashing sides and scattering huge splinters that were as deadly as shot itself. The carronade weighing 2000 pounds required a crew of seven men and could fire a 32-pound canister effectively at a range of 500 yards.

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This is the only part that talks about the poundage or caliber of cannons. Unless I'm mistaken, it didn't specifically say what the poundage of his cannons were.

Well, I have 2 qeustions:

1. Why did you do it?

2. How is it made??

Mr Tiber

The reason i did it was that this shooting cannon was broken when i got it and i didn't have all the broken pieces to fix it to its original state, so i improvised.

I just shoved a lego head with a 1x1 cone brick attached to it, which is mentioned in the Custom Cannons thread.

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I've found this:

This is the only part that talks about the poundage or caliber of cannons. Unless I'm mistaken, it didn't specifically say what the poundage of his cannons were.

The reason i did it was that this shooting cannon was broken when i got it and i didn't have all the broken pieces to fix it to its original state, so i improvised.

I just shoved a lego head with a 1x1 cone brick attached to it, which is mentioned in the Custom Cannons thread.

Very clever solution... But how come the cannon got broke?

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Very clever solution... But how come the cannon got broke?

I don't know how it broke. I had gotten about 8 gallons of bricks (err about 32 Liters) for free (yes free!!) from a friend of mine that just had them laying in their basement in a tote. It had almost all the pieces for the CC and the BSB and a bunch of other sets.

That cannon was with those bricks.

Edit:

LOL!!! @ Clavin

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I don't know how it broke. I had gotten about 8 gallons of bricks (err about 32 Liters) for free (yes free!!) from a friend of mine that just had them laying in their basement in a tote. It had almost all the pieces for the CC and the BSB and a bunch of other sets.

That cannon was with those bricks.

He gave you 8 gallons of bricks for free?!?! You're a lucky chap Mr Phred!

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I like the 32 pounder. It is quite realistic size and design I think.

The orangey head stuck in the broken cannon is just weird. Quite comical, I guess it was the orangeman who broke the cannon sticking his head in it.

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He gave you 8 gallons of bricks for free?!?! You're a lucky chap Mr Phred!

We'll be expecting to see some serious Pirate MOCs out of you in the future Phred! :-D

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My brother and I have been discussing what the calibers of different cannons should be and this is what we

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My brother and I have been discussing what the calibers of different cannons should be and this is what we

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6245-1.jpg

Realistically, if I wanted to be a Harbor Sentry how many pounds should my cannon be?

X-D

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I think you might be slightly small on your ratings... most cannons during the period were in the following denominations 3 - 6- 9 - 12- 18 - 24 - 32 - 36 - 44

I don't have time to quote Spencer Tucker, but look him up for more, his work is among the best (and I am going to see him tomorrow at the Society for Military History conference [i am talking on Friday on naval strategy] I hope I get to meet him).

anyway I think The smaller cannons may be more likely 12's or 18's... where the normal cannon would be a 24 (one of the most common weights for ships to stock) I think you are on about the 32, it might be a 36 but it could serve as either. size wise, most of these are not long enough though :)

I mostly agree with you now. X-D

My brother and i consider the cannons to have a small range of calibers now to accommodate the fact that there are more variations in caliber of actual cannons than there are small variations of lego bricks :)

We now consider

blurrycannon.jpg_thumb.jpg to be 1-4 pound swivel,

cannon.jpg_thumb.jpg to be a 9-12 pounder,

regcannon.jpg_thumb.jpg to be a 18-24 pounder,

32pounder.jpg_thumb.jpg to be a 32-36 pounder,

and 01silver.jpg_thumb.jpg to be a 42-(maybe)48 pounder.

P

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These are some fantastic cannons! Someday I hope to make even better ones.(I doubt that though ;-)

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6245-1.jpg

Realistically, if I wanted to be a Harbor Sentry how many pounds should my cannon be?

X-D

I wouldn't put no more than a swivel cannon on that row boat.

On the Fabuland Rowboats, you might be able to have 9-12 pounder or maybe even a non-moc cannon (maybe)

These are some fantastic cannons! Someday I hope to make even better ones.(I doubt that though ;-)

The silver ones aren't mine X-D , but the rest are.

I've got almost all the pieces needed to build 16 of them (not in silver though), but i don't have anywhere to put them |-/

P

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I wouldn't put no more than a swivel cannon on that row boat.

On the Fabuland Rowboats, you might be able to have 9-12 pounder or maybe even a non-moc cannon (maybe)

How many pounds is a swivel cannon and how much recoil would it emit - enough to rock the boat? X-D

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How many pounds is a swivel cannon and how much recoil would it emit - enough to rock the boat? X-D

My Brother and I now consider blurrycannon.jpg_thumb.jpg to be 1-4 pound swivel.

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