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A two-chambered pneumatic (compressed gas) cannon used in avalanche control work. It is probably the most popular civilian weapn in use. The trajectory is varied by altering the firing angle and the nitrogen pressure. It's disadvantages include a short range and poor accuracy in strong winds.

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