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Название: The Bomb Vessel Granado 1742 Автор(ы): Peter Goodwin Издательство: Conway Maritime Press Серия: Anatomy of the Ship Год: 1989 ISBN: 0851775225 Страниц: 128 Язык: English Формат: PDF Размер: 53 MB
The aim of this series is to provide the finest documentation of individual ships ever produced through illustrations offering enthusiasts a novel insight into ship design and construction. Each volume includes a service and design history and a section emphasising close-up and on-board photos. By the seventeenth century large mortars had been used for siege warfare on land for many years; owing, however, to its size, weight and tremendous recoil, the conception of employing such a weapon at sea had never been seriously considered. In comparison to standard ordnance, the mortar had many advantages: its greater range permitted it to be fired from a position well outside the scope of defending artillery, and its projectiles, whether in the form of explosive shells or carcasses (incendiary devices), could be fired at a high trajectory beyond low-lying hills and coastal fortifications. Because sea-going ordnance offered none of these advantages, laying a siege from the sea with conventional armament proved difficult lor the attacking fleet. The idea of using sea mortars was that of the ingenious Basque Bernard Renan D'Hlieagaray, who in 1682 introduced a purpose-built ship, ihcgalioted hombe. This vessel, based on the Dutch galliot was short in length and broad in beam, ideal as a stable gun platform. These llute-sterned vessels were given a ketch rig, where the absence of a foremast gave two advantages. First, two mortars could be placed athwartships, before the mainmast; second, it permitted a clear arc of fire ahead. The only disadvantage of this rig was that the sail area was limited. This problem was overcome by increasing the mainmast height and the size of the mainsail, and by enlarging the hcadsails. On the whole, however, this rig was not satisfactory and often proved unmanageable.
The 44-Gun Frigate USS Constitution (Anatomy of the Ship)
The Constitution was one of the US Navy's first six original frigates, ordered as a counter to the Barbary corsairs in the Mediterranean. Fast and heavily built, she was nominally rated as a 44 but mounted thirty 24-pdr and twenty-two 12-pdr cannon.
The 74-gun Ship Bellona 1760 (Anatomy of the Ship)
The '74' was the classic line-of-battle ship of the late eighteenth century, and Bellona was one of the most important and long lived. Launched in 1760 during the Seven Years War, she belonged to the first truly successful class of British 74-gun
The 24-gun Frigate Pandora 1778 (Anatomy of the Ship)
The Pandora was a 24-gun Sixth Rate built at Deptford in 1779. The 20- and 24-gun classes were the smallest regularly commanded by a Post Captain and they were consequently known as post ships; they were also the smallest frigate-built ships on the
Ship Strike. The History of Air-to-Sea Weapon Systems
This book provides a detailed historical account of the evolution of the airborne anti-ship munitions, from the earliest days of barely successful torpedoes through modern day rocket powered missiles that skim the water's surface and impact ships
Famous Ships of World War 2 [Arco Colour Series]
The variety of ships featured are representative of the many types of classes of ship involved in WW2. The first part illlustrates in colour 71 different ships accompanied by brief details of the vessel concerned, and importantly, many of the
Dutch Warships of World War II
From a 21st century perspective the Second World War seems to be nothing more than a chapter in history, and that explains why facts and feats from this episode are steadily fading from our collective memory. This is certainly true for the subject
German Heavy Mortars (Military History 39)
German Heavy Mortars (Military History 39) Автор: Joachim Engelmann Publisher: Schiffer Publishing год издания: 1991 Страниц: 52 Pages ISBN: 0887403220 Язык: English Формат: PDF Размер: 24 MB Mortars are considered to be one of the earliest
Osprey Weapon 22 - The Sten Gun
The Sten Gun (Osprey Weapon 22) Osprey Publishing 2012 ISBN: 1849087598 Язык: English Страниц: 82 Pages Формат: PDF (e-book) Размер: 7 MB The Sten submachine gun – officially the ‘Carbine, Machine, Sten’ – was developed to fulfill the