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Artillery Equipment of the Napoleonic Wars
     

Artillery Equipment of the Napoleonic Wars

by Terence Wise, Richard Hook (Illustrator)
 

In the first half of the 18th century the French had been the European leaders in artillery, possessing the only standardized range of pieces. These pieces, were sturdy but extremely heavy. This book shows how at the beginning of the Seven Years' War   (1756-1763), Austria seized the lead by introducing new light field pieces - the 3pdr., 6pdr., and 12pdr

Overview

In the first half of the 18th century the French had been the European leaders in artillery, possessing the only standardized range of pieces. These pieces, were sturdy but extremely heavy. This book shows how at the beginning of the Seven Years' War   (1756-1763), Austria seized the lead by introducing new light field pieces - the 3pdr., 6pdr., and 12pdr. guns - and some excellent light howitzers. Other powers adopted this new system, however no complete overarching methodology existed until the implementation of the Gribeauval system, which was to revolutionise the artillery of Europe and make possible the highly efficient field artillery of the Napoleonic Wars (1799-1815).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780850453362
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
09/28/1998
Series:
Men-at-Arms Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
7.25(w) x 9.76(h) x 0.21(d)

Meet the Author

Terence Wise is one of Osprey’s most popular authors. Terence has been a respected historical writer for more than 25 years. With numerous books and articles to his credit, he has contributed more than a dozen titles to the Men-At-Arms series, including studies of the military orders and the Wars of the Roses.

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