Author Results for Engineer Commander F L Robertson RN

A Transformation in Armament

By Engineer Commander F L Robertson RN

In the first half of the sixteenth century a complete change in naval gun-armament took place, from the large calibre bombard, manufactured from longitudinal metal strips welded together, to the truck gun, cast first in bronze and later in iron. Spherical stone projectiles with low muzzle velocity were superseded by cannon balls of relatively high […] Read More

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Subjects include: Weapons