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Albert Manucy

Artillery Through the Ages (Illustrated Edition)

This eBook has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Looking at an old-time cannon, most people are sure of just one thing: the shot came out of the front end. For that reason, these pages are written; people are curious about the fascinating weapon that so prodigiously and powerfully lengthened the warrior's arm. And theirs is a justifiable curiosity, because the gunner and his “art” played a significant role in American history.
Contents:
The Era of Artillery
The Ancient Engines of War
Gunpowder Comes to Europe
The Bombards
Sixteenth Century Cannon
The Seventeenth Century and Gustavus Adolphus
The Eighteenth Century
United States Guns of the Early 1800's
Rifling
The War Between the States
The Change Into Modern Artillery
Gunpowder
Primers
Modern Use of Black Powder
The Characteristics of Cannon
The Early Smoothbore Cannon
Smoothbores of the Later Period
Garrison and Ship Guns
Siege Cannon
Field Cannon
Howitzers
Mortars
Petards
Projectiles
Solid Shot
Explosive Shells
Fuzes
Scatter Projectiles
Incendiaries and Chemical Projectiles
Fixed Ammunition
Rockets
Tools
The Practice of Gunnery
157 printed pages
Original publication
2018

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