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The Maxim Pom Pom 37mm Automatic Cannon is One Frightful Beast

Maxim Pom Pom 37mm automatic cannon

When a 20mm cannon is too small, break out the 37mm Maxim.

The Maxim Pom Pom 37mm automatic cannon is on fearsome weapon of a past century. Forgotten Weapons checks out the astounding Maxim Pom Pom 37mm automatic cannon.

The Maxim Pom Pom 37mm automatic cannon is the weapon to turn to when all smaller calibers calibers just won’t do. Firing a 37mm cartridge with a one-pound explosive projectile in a fully automatic function made this automatic cannon a terror to encounter from the business end.

Mounted onto naval ships and also used for anti-aircraft, the Maxim Pom Pom 37mm automatic cannon was the king of firepower. Produced from 1889 to 1900, these heavy hitters earned the name “Pom Pom” by South Africans for the sound they made when fired.

When on a naval vessel in a past century, the Maxim Pom Pom 37mm automatic cannon was the right gun for the time. Any close-range threat was easily dispatched with this beefy cannon.

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The Maxim Pom Pom 37mm Automatic Cannon is One Frightful Beast