Speaking of the Artilleryman magazine, about 15 years ago Don Lutz and a cannon crew did the same sort of pics pre-digital with a high speed film camera and created some astounding pics the hard way. You can just imagine how hard the timing would be to accomplish that!! How do you get 100 yards of film very quickly through the camera when the shell is coming up the tube toward the 45 degree mirror? I don't remember those details, but can only speculate that it had something to do with a photo-electric cell sensing the friction primer flash and transmitting a signal to a solenoid which actuated the take-up reel motor switch, while using a portable generator for power.
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