Handbook of the 5-Inch Siege Gun Battery with Instructions for Its Care; Aug. 12, 1903. REV. May 10, 1911. REV. June 9, 1914

Handbook of the 5-Inch Siege Gun Battery with Instructions for Its Care; Aug. 12, 1903. REV. May 10, 1911. REV. June 9, 1914

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...bracket, is riveted to and projects to the rear of the shoe plate, and affords a point of application for the roller handspike. The front transom, 1 of an inch thick, lies between the flasks on a line from the trunnion beds to the axle and is secured to each flask by six 1-inch rivets. The rivets pass through flanges on the transom and through the flasks and brace plates. The transom is cut out above to clear the piece in its traveling position and has, a bracket riveted to it which forms a support for the gun in the traveling position. The transom is cut out below to diminish the weight. ' The rear transom, of 4-inch steel, is riveted by -inch rivets to each flask and stiffens them in the section between the trunnion beds and the elevating screw. The upper end is cut out to clear_ the piece in the traveling position. The lower end has riveted to it a hardwood block, which acts as a buffer to protect the threads of the elevating screw when in traveling position. Each trunnion bed is made by bending a steel T bar, and is fastened by four 0.75-inch bolts through its web to the brace plate and flask. The bolts are provided with lock nuts. The exterior bolts carry the eyebolts to which the cap squares are secured. The cap squares are keyed on the eyebolts by the cap-square bolt keys. _ Each bolt key is secured by a chain to an eye stud screwed into the brace plate. In traveling position the trunnions rest in a pair of bronze traveling trunnion brackets secured to the upper edges of the flasks by five bolts each. These brackets are located 30 inches to the rear of the firing trunnion beds, so as to distribute the weight more equally between the carriage and liinber wheels. Their location also lowers the center of gravity of the...show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123695291X
  • 9781236952912