Manual of Field Artillary Exercises 1875,77

Manual of Field Artillary Exercises 1875,77

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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. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ordered, the gun, or base named, on which the change is made, comes into action in the new direction at once; the other guns move at the word "March." "When guns are formed in line for action in succession they are loaded and fired as soon as formed, unless directed to the contrary. They continue independent firing until "Stand fast" or "Cease firing" is ordered. If ordered to fire a certain number of rounds, the firing should commence from the right or left of batteries or half-batteries, according to the wind; a regular and continued fire will thus be maintained. The guns will remain in action until cease firing is given. On " Standfast" being ordered, guns then loaded are not to be fired off, but the detachments will complete the loading of such as have been discharged, and all await the order to recommence firing. On "Cease firing" being ordered, all guns then loaded are to be fired off, and on no account is a gun ever to be limbered up when loaded. Batteries must, in order to fire with effect, remain as long as possible in their positions. They should only leave those positions when the object of action is either attained oils no longer attainable, or when a longer continuance in them only brings danger without contributing to the decision of the action. Guns should be laid on some definite object, and it is only by concentration of fire that great results are obtained. With the exception of case shot, the first few rounds at an unknown range must be trial shots, and should be fired slowly and carefully watched, and the range at first should be rather under-estimated, as it is more easy to correct the range when shot strike in front of the object fired at than beyond it....
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  • Paperback | 124 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 236g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236914899
  • 9781236914897