dafi Posted March 16, 2015 Share #1 Posted March 16, 2015 (edited) While building I found some of my usual questions about the carriages of carronades with sliding upper parts as seen on HMS Victory:-) Carriages: In the drawings that I know, the upper sliding part is linked by a round bolt to the lower part. This bolt moves backwards in a long slot of the lower part. In the front the forward position of the movement is limited by the eyebolts ... ... and drawings show a quite spectacular overhang in the backward position, that - seen the slot - could be even more than 50 %. How much did the breech line allow? As the wheels already allow a sideways movement ... ... it is intersting, that with the round bolt, the sled with the barrel would allow a turn too. Could this be? Coin: In drawings or models in NMM the guns are displayed without coin if a threaded rod for height adjustment is used. But seen the turning radius around the low situated trunnions would transfer all energy onto the threaded rod, and therefor on the point on the bottom of the rod where it meets the carriage. Would a coin relieve the rod in this situation? Questions over questions, Daniel Edited March 16, 2015 by dafi Ugo Crisponi 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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