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I worked for a local R&D firm here in the70's. My department was primarily concerned with guns, especially cannons, with various military contracts. We worked on things like like better projectile development, materials to reduce barrel erosion, things like that.
We had an underground range on the property for smaller stuff, like 20mm and 25 mm caseless. We also had a rural property for bigger guns like the 60mm caseless, and 75 millimeter. After I had left there, I heard they were even shooting 90 millimeter out there. Needless to say, the neighbors out there didn't like us.
My job was often machining 'erosion rings' that were located at various distances in the barrels, or outfitting various spots on the gun for thermocouple placement. It was a really fun job.
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