Friday, February 4, 2011

1900s- Modern Cannons

Napoleon 12 Pounder:
-Around the 1850s, this cannon was made in France for Emperor Napoleon III.
Manufacture: France
Design: This bronze smoothbore has a tube that is 66 inches long and a bore of 4.62 inches.  It had a 5 degree elevation.  The Federal version had a muzzle and the Confederate type had a straight tube.
Battles: the American Civil War
Ammunition Types: Shells, balls, or canisters.

M777 Howitzer:
-This piece of artillery was manufactured by BAE Systems' Global Combat Systems division.  They are replacing the M198 howitzers in the United States Marine Corps and the United States Army.  It is also used by the Canadian forces.
Manufacture: United Kingdom
Design: This howitzer is very light because it is made up of mostly titanium. 
Battles: Battle of Panjwaii
Ammunition Types: Excalibur, M109 ammunition

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