The Light 6 pounder Battalion Gun of 1776
by Adrian Caruana
Part Number: BOOK-L6PBG
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This gun first appeared about 1764 and over the next 12 years was developed into the most versatile of all artillery. The author has given a detailed introduction to the gun, its equipment and its use. He has reproduced specifications of the guns. Drill for all manner of movements and maneuverers and contemporary notes on safe handling. Soft cover, 7 x 10" format, 76 pages, with 73 illustrations.

The Table of Contents includes the following:
  • Introduction
    • The Identification of a Piece by the Function
    • The Artillery Park
    • The Sources
  • Alterations made in the Light Six Pounder Carriages by Order of the Right Honorable George Lord Vicount Townshend Master General of the Ordnance &ca. &ca.
  • Various References to Light Six Pounder Battalion Guns, mounted upon both Old and New Pattern Carriages To shew the Advantages derived from Alterations made by Order of The Right Honourable George Lord Viscount Townshend Master General of the Ordnance. Anno 1776 William Congreve Inventor Captain Of Artillery Superintendant of Military Machines.
  • A Record of Various Manoeuvres of a Light Six Pounder, mounted upon a New Pattern Carriage; in which the Gun was drawn up and lowered down various Inclined Planes; demonstrated before His Majesty in the year 1777, in consequence of which His Majesty was pleased to order all the British Battalion Guns to be furnished with Tackles and Fork Levers.
  • Varous Experiments of The Light Six Pounder upon A New Pattern Carriage.
  • Directions, Information & Observations concerning the Light Six Pounder Battalion Guns.
  • Exercise of the Light Six Pounder Battalion Gun.
  • Appendix No. 1
    • Various Maneouvres of the Light Six Pounder, not contained in the Manoeuvres of 1780, thaken from the Manoeuvres of 1791, as taught at the Royal Military Accademy, Woolwich.
  • Appendix No. 2
    • Ricochet Firing with a Light Six Pounder Weight 5:0:16 Length 4:6 on Woolwich Common 1771

ISBN: 0-919316-16-6
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