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BR16015 -- British Royal Artillery 6 Pound Gun with 4 Man Crew

BR16015 -- British Royal Artillery 6 Pound Gun with 4 Man Crew
BR16015 -- British Royal Artillery 6 Pound Gun with 4 Man Crew
SKU: BR16015
Released January 2015!
Status: In Stock
Price: $170.00
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From the modern perspective, it is easy to look back and think of the military of the eighteenth century as being quaint, but that does them a great disservice. Then, as now, armies were complex instruments using the newest technologies of the time. During the latter part of the 18th century, advances in metallurgy and carriage design resulted in lighter field guns with the standard British Royal Artillery light 6-pounder with a bore of 3.67 inches and light 5.5 inch howitzer weighing around 1,700 lbs. The British Royal Artillery 6-pounder became one of the most widely deployed battalion guns from the wilderness of North America to the tropics of the Caribbean, the African coast, India, and the Philippines. They were also deployed in Germany, Portugal, and raided the French coast.

Smoothbore 6-pounders fired two main types of projectiles: roundshot and case shot (canister). Roundshot was a solid iron sphere hammered into shape while still hot from the mold. It was the most important and numerous projectile in service and composed approximately 70-80% of ammunition used in the field.

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