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The Evolution Of Naval Armament

Frederick Leslie Robertson

The Evolution Of Naval Armament

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Published by Scholar"s Bookshelf .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Military - Weapons,
  • History,
  • Military,
  • Military - Naval

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages307
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8449421M
    ISBN 100945726643
    ISBN 109780945726647
    OCLC/WorldCa156769625

    The more important types included the Demi-cannonthe Culverin and Demi-culverinand the Carronade. It was far more effective in this use, but its specialized design meant it was of limited utility for any other purpose. The ranging of his shot was supposed to be affected by the nature of the intervening ground; shot were thought to range short, for some mysterious reason, when fired over water or across valleys, and the gunner had to correct, as best he could, for the extra-gravitational attraction which water and valleys possessed. An important section discusses the armament combinations installed in some WWII fighters. Swivel guns and smaller cannon were often loaded with grapeshot for antipersonnel use at closer ranges, while the larger cannon might be loaded with a single heavy cannonball to cause structural damage.

    The 8 to 10 projectiles landed simultaneously in a pattern before, behind or around the target. And a significant commentary on the proposed regulation of powder-charges was supplied, this very year, by Admiral Hawke, who reported that in the fight off Ushant all the breechings of his lower-deck guns broke with the repeated violence of recoil, obliging him to shoot ahead of his opponent while new breechings were being seized. The classification of Royal Navy vessels in this period can therefore mislead; they would often be carrying fewer guns but more pieces of ordnance than they were described as carrying. For instance, each of the 42 larger British vessels at the Battle of Lake Borgne carried a carronade in its bow; only the three gigs were unarmed.

    It brought the first naval battle in which the ships of both sides never engaged in direct combat, instead sending aircraft to make the attacks, in the Battle of Coral Sea. Carronades also required a smaller gun crew, which was very important for merchant ships, and they were faster to reload. Which wrong hypothesis enabled him, since he could choose for himself the point at which the straight motion ceased, to square all his results with his precious theory. Despite such reliance, ample evidence exists of roughly parallel developments in France, Germany, America and many other countries.


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The Evolution Of Naval Armament by Frederick Leslie Robertson Download PDF Ebook

Finally, the Nimitz class supercarriers are a The Evolution Of Naval Armament book of 10 nuclear-powered aircraft carriers currently in service. Mounting the same heavy guns as the dreadnoughts on an even larger hullbattlecruisers sacrificed armour protection for speed.

Gunnades, introduced aroundare distinct from the earliest carronades, which also featured trunnions. I also found The Evolution Of Naval Armament book odd that Rossler neglected to mention the almost wholly reactionary nature of submarine development in Nazi Germany, or Hitler's gross ignorance of naval matters for that matter, and his general loathing of his "Christian Navy" for largely political reasons.

A graphical equivalent of these is provided in a number of interactive Java graphs of fighter armament, or The Evolution Of Naval Armament book page with simpler figures for those who don't have browsers that support Java.

Ships, such as Mary Rosecarried a mixture of cannon of different types and sizes, many designed for land use, and using incompatible ammunition at different ranges and rates of fire. But all other things being the same the rate of fire is lower for a gun with a larger calibre, because the ammunition and the working parts of the gun are heavier, and therefore larger forces are needed to move them.

There is a page about WWI fighter armamentto provide an historical background. Canister shot consisted of metallic canisters which broke open upon firing, each of which was filled with hundreds of lead musket balls for clearing decks like a giant shotgun blast; it is commonly mistakenly called "grapeshot", both today and in historic accounts typically those of landsmen.

There are some problems with the applets on a number of browsers, I don't know why. Yet the flight of projectiles was a problem which lent itself with ease to that inductive method of discovering its laws through a careful accumulation of facts.

A whole century was to elapse before rifled ordnance came into general use. It is not comprehensive, but a successful primer, leaving you wanting more information on the hundreds of destroyers of all nations swept into the War To End All Wars.

To some it is associated solely with the discovery of the ballistic pendulum: the ingenious instrument by which, until the advent of electrical apparatus, the velocities of bullets and cannon balls could be measured with a high degree of accuracy.

The proposal is therefore to utilize the redundant weight of metal by increasing the calibre of the smaller guns. In the siege of Potchefstroomthe Boers used 'Ou Griet' against the British fort, an antique carronade mounted on a wagon axle.

Consequently, naval tactics in line of battle counted on the effect of rapid broadsides at short range, to which the carronade could make a significant contribution. Of the man himself an entertaining picture is given in his biography, published, together with his principal papers, by Dr.

A carronade weighed a quarter as much and used a quarter to a third of the gunpowder charge as a long gun firing the same cannonball. Most vessels have come to be armed with a mix of anti-surface, anti-submarine and anti-aircraft weapons. There are also sections devoted to the evolution of sonar, torpedoes, anti-aircraft armament, and midget submersibles, along with U-boat construction processes and proposed bombproof construction shelters.

At feet in length and with a displacement of 37, tons, the Lexington class carriers traveled at a speed of The gun in its carriage was then 'run out'—men heaved on the gun tackles until the front of the gun carriage was hard up against the ship's bulwark, and the barrel protruding out of the gun port.

Carronades were nevertheless still used in the American Civil War in the s.

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Other nations including the U.of Lieutenant Henry Reuterdahl in designing the Naval Aviator wings. Reuterdahl played an important part in the design development. He was later assigned as an UNITED STATES NAVAL AVIATION – APPENDIX 20 Evolution of Naval Wings (Breast Insignia) Naval Aviator Wings.

These pages try to describe the evolution of fixed fighter armament, with emphasis on the armament of WWII fighters. To give an overview of the texts: This page, the introduction, also contains the acknowledgments and some addresses.

There is a page about WWI fighter armament, to provide an historical background. May 31,  · The Arms Race.

The WWII Fighter Gun Debate

The war was preceded by a dramatic decade-long naval arms race. The race began in earnest The Evolution Of Naval Armament book the British built the warship HMS magicechomusic.comed inthe Dreadnought was a dramatic leap forward in battleship design. For the first time, its main armament was made up entirely of the largest available guns.Military historian John Keegan's gripping history pdf naval warfare's evolution.

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Inthe new British Director of Naval Construction (DNC), Phillip Watts, contemplated an allinch armament for the Lord Nelsons before settling on mixed armament.

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