Cannon Against Avalanches – level 3
To prevent avalanches on Mount Elbrus, Europe’s highest peak in Russia’s Caucasus Mountains, peopled used a1950’s howitzer.
In combat, people used it as an anti-aircraft weapon, and now it is keeping a nearby village safe. The howitzer fires a shell which starts a small avalanche. These are safe and prevent too much snow build-up which could then result in a big, dangerous avalanche.
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