British Napoleonic Artillery 1793–1815 (2): Siege and Coastal Artillery (New Vanguard) (Paperback)

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By Chris Henry, Brian Delf (Illustrator)
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Description


Following on from the first volume covering British Napoleonic Artillery, this volume concentrates on the heavy weapons of siege and coastal defences. This book covers the main equipments used; the 24 pounder siege gun and a variety of mortars. Mortars varied from 4- or 5-inch versions up to a13 inch calibre and were considered to be extremely effective because they used an exploding shell to destroy fortifications or personnel. Also covered in detail is the specialist bomb vessel, which was used to attack fortifications in a similar fashion; siege techniques; and the tactical use of siege and coastal artillery.

About the Author


Chris Henry has been interested in military history since he was a small boy. His interest in artillery developed whilst a volunteer worker at the Tower of London and he became Senior Curator at the Royal Armouries Museum of Artillery At Fort Nelson. He is now the Head of Collections at the Museum of the Royal Artillery.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781841764771
ISBN-10: 1841764779
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publication Date: February 19th, 2003
Pages: 48
Language: English
Series: New Vanguard

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