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Artillery of the conqueror of Europe

Artillery of the conqueror of Europe

What was the French artillery like during the Napoleonic era? As we know, Napoleon began his career as an artillery officer and skillfully used artillery in all battles ...
120 mm mortars in motion

120 mm mortars in motion

BAE Systems Hagglunds has developed the Mjolner 120mm double-barreled mortar (Thor's hammer in Norse mythology) mounted on a CV90 tracked chassis. In September 2019, the first four ...
Year XNUMX artillery

Year XNUMX artillery

The guns, despite all their seeming simplicity, were protected. To prevent dirt from getting into the trunks, they were closed with special wooden plugs. The ignition holes were also closed. For this they used ...
Early Krupp cannons: ideas for the future

Early Krupp cannons: ideas for the future

The middle of the XNUMXth century was a period of active search for new technical solutions in the field of artillery. One of the results of these processes was a series of highly successful field weapons known as cannons ...
Shuvalov's "secret howitzer"

Shuvalov's "secret howitzer"

Thanks to the improvement of the technology of making guns, Russian gunsmiths created a new howitzer. The idea belongs to General Feldzheichmeister Count P.I.Shuvalov. And the gunsmiths brought it to life ...
US Civil War ammunition

US Civil War ammunition

Transitional gun ammunition: from smoothbore Napoleons to the rifled guns of Whitworth, Parrott and Griffen ...
The most popular caliber of the North and South

The most popular caliber of the North and South

What was this weapon massively used by both sides of the conflict? Caliber 3,0 inches (76 mm). The gun barrel weighed 820 pounds (371,9 kg), and fired a shell weighing 9,5 pounds (4,3 kg) ...
Cannons of Tredegar and the Noble Brothers

Cannons of Tredegar and the Noble Brothers

In the United States, there is a national registry of surviving artillery pieces of the Civil War era, which records all the guns that have survived to this day, their locations and surviving numbers and hallmarks ...
TOS-2 "Tosochka": from tests to series

TOS-2 "Tosochka": from tests to series

Not so long ago, for the first time, the TOS-2 Tosochka new heavy flamethrower system was openly shown. Now the details of the work, the current stage of the project and plans for the future become known ...
Cannons of Brooke and Viard

Cannons of Brooke and Viard

Brook's guns were structurally simple. They had a conical muzzle and a cylindrical breech. The trunks were made of cast iron. Viard has developed two unique guns that could become ...