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NAVAL ARTILLERY French navy 1650-1850

Jean Boudriot - Hubert Berti Translated by François Fougerat

French navy 1650-1850An Historical and Technical Study Set of 93 plates.

 

 

PRESENTATION OF THE WORK

A large volume, 24 x 31cm format, full blue-grey cloth binding, laminated inside dust jacket
illustrating the between decks of a combat ship of the First Empire.
200 pages of text with numerous plans, perspective sketches
and representations of historical documents.
Three plates reproducing the essence of the relevant archival iconography,
including many unpublished documents.
Plans and drawings in the text are generally at 1:20 scale; the plates range from 1:10 to 1:25 scale.
The text is printed on 135 gr paper and the plates on 115 gr paper.

 

Table of contents

 

Ch. I
Cannons
Iron cannon
Bronze cannon
Manufacturing the guns
Use of different calibers.

Ch. II
Gun carriages
Gun carriages 1647-1758
Gun carriages 1763 -1786
Gun carriages 1786-1820
Gun carriages after 1820

Ch. III
Portholes

Ch. IV
Rigging and arming the guns

Ch. V
Using the guns
Ammunition
Stocking and storing of powder
Using the gun
Primary principles of combat
Aggressive manoeuvers
Moorings

Ch. VI
Pieces of ordnance with explosive shot
The howizter of a 1787 ship
Carronades
Carriages
Rigging and arming the carronades
Ammunition, manoeuvring and using the carronade.

Ch. VII
The Paixham-model howizter
Howitzers
Howitzer carriages
Portholes for the howitzer
Rigging and arming howitzers
Ammunition for and use of the howitzer
Paixhan's reflections of the navy

Ch. VIII
Mortars

Ch. IX
Mortar-bearing ships
Bomber galiots
Mortar bearing ships other than the bomber galiot

Ch. X
Light artillery in the tops and on bulwarks
Swivel-guns
Blunderbusses
Grenades
Fireballs

Ch. XI
The artillery park of Toulon

Ch. XII
Two centuries of evolution

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