Murray Park has two Mark XX 3"/50 caliber guns donated by NSD Clearfield through the efforts the the American Legion Post # 60.

The complex targeted by the gun is the Intermountain Medical Center. It is fairly new and was dedicated September 2007. While I am a fan of architecture and have good things to say about IHC, I wish the complex had not been built so close to Murray Park. The view to the west is no longer as pleasant as it once was.

Finding this gun aimed point-blank at the IHC complex made me chuckle. Ammo for the 3"/50 is hard to come by in this area without raising suspicion.

Gun Information:
The 3"/50 caliber gun (spoken "three-inch-fifty-caliber") in United States naval gun terminology indicates the gun fired a projectile 3 inches (7.62 cm) in diameter, and the barrel was 50 calibers long (barrel length is 3" x 50 = 150" or 3.81 meters). Different guns (identified by Mark numbers) of this caliber were used by the U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard from 1890[1] through the 1990s on a variety of combatant and transport ship classes.

References:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3%22/50_caliber_gun

Firing: www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZiiihU0SfE&feature=related
Firing: www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZQpR888QuU

Process:
Nikon Coolpix P4, 3 exp 1/3 stop each, 12.9mm, f/4.9, 1/117s, HDR by Photomatix Pro 32 bit, adjustments in Adobe PE 8. Burning of the tree and some in the sky to bring out the gun. Some dodging of the gun highlights to increase contrast. I did not attempt to remove the tree limb that appears in front of the gun. Hopefully, the shell will pass through the branches before the centrifugal fuze is armed.

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Explored 12/30/2011, #73, page 8
www.flickr.com/explore/interesting/2011/12/30/page8

Posted by WyomingGeezer on 2011-12-31 05:38:25

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