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Artillery through the Ages, A Short Illustrated History of Cannon, Emphasizing Types Used in America [Illustrated]
     

Artillery through the Ages, A Short Illustrated History of Cannon, Emphasizing Types Used in America [Illustrated]

by Albert Manucy
 

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This edition features
• illustrations
• a linked Table of Contents

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

Overview

This edition features
• illustrations
• a linked Table of Contents

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
GLOSSARY
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Product Details

BN ID:
2940013832664
Publisher:
VolumesOfValue
Publication date:
12/11/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

ALBERT MANUCY was Historian Southeastern National Monuments

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