When is a cannon too powerful?

Well when it’s an atomic cannon with massive fallout.

Witness the atomic cannon in action that was doomed to failure from day one.

Sometimes bigger is not always better. The atomic cannon would certainly be exhibit A for that fact. This video shared by YouTuber MrNightSky just might really surprise you.

In the early years of the atomic age certain military minds thought atomic weapons were a great idea for regular combat use. Weapons like the Davy Crockett and the above atomic cannon were going to revolutionize how ground wars were fought.

The geniuses forgot all about radioactive fallout. All weaponry and personnel were exposed to high doses of radiation upon firing. The targeted area also was now a hot zone where radiation would linger well into the distant future. Back to the drawing boards fellas.

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