Cannon Against Avalanches – level 2
Mount Elbrus is Europe’s highest mountain, and it is in Russia’s Caucasus Mountains.
To prevent avalanches on the mountains, people use a 1950’s howitzer. In war, people used it against aircraft, and now, it is keeping a nearby village safe.
It fires bombs which start small, safe avalanches. The smaller avalanches do not allow too much snow to build up, so big, dangerous avalanches do not happen.
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