Pitching Machine

Photo is from Pitching Machine testing at the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard coinciding with the 2001 Teslathon.


Arguably the most dangerous machine ever fabricated at SRL. Going by the inocuous title of the Pitching Machine, this device when it was originally built, launched 6 foot 2"x4"s at a velocity of 120 mph. This provides a calculated range of 800 ft. It is equipped with an automatic loading system holding 20 boards and is powered by a 500 cubic inch Eldorado engine. It has since been modified to discharge 2x4s at 200mph.


More on the Pitching Machine here