British Napoleonic Artillery 1793-1815 (2): Siege and by Chris Henry

By Chris Henry

Following on from the 1st quantity protecting British Napoleonic Artillery, this quantity concentrates at the heavy guns of siege and coastal defences. This publication covers the most equipments used; the 24 pounder siege gun and various mortars. Mortars assorted from four- or 5-inch types as much as a13 inch calibre and have been thought of to be tremendous powerful simply because they used an exploding shell to break fortifications or team of workers. additionally lined intimately is the professional bomb vessel, which used to be used to assault fortifications in a similar way; siege recommendations; and the tactical use of siege and coastal artillery.

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