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Artillery of the Napoleonic Wars Vol II

Artillery of the Napoleonic Wars Vol II
Литератор: Axel Niestle
Название: Artillery of the Napoleonic Wars Vol II: Artillery in Siege, Fortress, and Navy 1792-1815
Издательство: Frontline Books
Година: 2015
Формат: EPUB
Страниц: 320
Размер: 65 Mb
Язык: English

Napoleonic artillery can usually be divided into two types: field, or light artillery which was employed by the armies on campaign and in the field and siege, or heavy artillery, which was employed in siege operations and against opponents holding the fortresses against them. While field artillery consisted of calibers up to and including 12-pounders light enough to keep up with an army on the march and in combat, siege artillery was of the heavier calibers and intended as 'battering pieces' which could destroy fortifications through bombardment. Similar garrison artillery was mounted on different gun carriages and employed to counter the siege operations and siege artillery of the opposing forces.

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