Breech-Loading Swivel Gun

Breech-Loading Swivel Gun

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. A breech-loading swivel gun was a particular type of swivel gun and a small breech-loading cannon invented in the 14th century. It was equipped with a swivel for easy rotation and was loaded by inserting a mug-shaped device called a chamber, pre-filled with gunpowder and projectiles. It had a high rate of fire, as several chambers could be prepared in advance and quickly fired in succession and was especially effective in anti-personnel roles. It was used for centuries by many countries of Europe, Asia and Africa. Although breech-loading is often considered as a modern innovation which facilitated the loading of cannons, breech-loading swivel guns were invented in the 14th century, and used worldwide from the 16th century onward by numerous countries, many of them non-European.show more

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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 127g
  • Cel Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135913166
  • 9786135913163