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  1. Would a ship-of-the-line have all of her guns run out when entering battle or just some of them? I am building an USS Constitution and am considering leaving some of her guns behind the ports! Any suggestions ar appreciated.
  2. I've had a this book in my collection for a few years now and thought I would post a quick review. I have a printed copy I ordered through Amazon but it is now available via Google. I have found it to be a nice addition to my library and instrumental in making the gun carriages for my Enterprise of 1799. http://books.google.com/books/about/A_Treatise_of_Artillery.html?id=vylEAAAAYAAJ This book was originally published in 1780 and this is the 3rd Edition. It covers everything dealing with the general construction of brass and iron guns, mortars and howitzers used by ships and on land. It reveals how to calculate the dimensions of all carriages and beds used in artillery with numerous charts and illustrations. It covers both English and French guns. Discusses how much powder was used and the range in yards depending if it be a long gun or short gun and how much powder. It gives very specific details on how to calculate the diameter of the shot, the caliber of the gun, and the thickness of the metal and well...it contains a wealth of information for the model ship builder intent on making their own cannons and carriages or who is simply interested in learning more about the construction of period ship guns.
  3. While researching for information about the gun drill on my Victory model, I also watched attentively some live fire videos on you tube. Once into a bit more into the subject, one realises plenty of more details, one does not see the first times, when the noise and smoke and the effects are still taking to much attention off ... The classic: Live Cannonade Fire Carronade at point blanc range against a ship mock-up. The side tackles are loosened before the shot. The blast out of the touchhole does not appear that bad. The outside of the hull only shows little impact, the inner side tells a different story. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6foV4lmL4A Canon LIVE FIRE test - 18th century canister shot http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMILWzE9f0k Great to see the loading. At 0:37 one can see the leather protection for the thump to seal the vent hole, seealso the picking of the cartridge with the vent pick, the slow ignition and the long time until the cartridge ignites and the relatively little recoil. Also nicely to be seen in the final slow motion how cartridge and wad pads are flying off, always a risk for the wooden ships. Civil War Artillery Drill, 12 lb. Napoleon Wonderful gun drill with plenty of details Civil War Cannons http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHVOHAfS5EY Shooting barrels with little recoil Hornblower cannon firing Nice to see the loading. Seeing the use of the wooden handspike to adjust the coins clearly shows the reason d´être of the steps of the carriages sides. Small recoil, as just imaginary bullets were used. Cannons of the Civil War (1861 - 1865) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_UtQ5v_M30 Nice pictures of rolling fire during reenactment at the start, then slowly gets repetitive ... Shooting the Bronze Swivel Gun with Canister Rounds 6 Pounder Cannon Shoot-Field Artillery-Civil War Uniforms http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivaMHdKeaz8 Blowing up cars with a Civil War Whitworth cannon.wmv Great to see the time the bullet take for the flight. Interesting is the start and the grand finale - I guess they helped a bit with pyro tech here ... 32 pdr Field Howitzer bigger caliber, much more booooom and violent recoil ... Civil War 12 pound cannon into 50 gallon drums (Antietam) At 0:16 and 1:50 one can again see the leather protection of the finger, and how the vent was closed/protected with it. For once I am not saying "enjoy" ... Daniel PS: Please also see the topic "why do hot guns jump violently": http://modelshipworld.com/index.php?/topic/3963-why-do-hot-guns-jump-violently/

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