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cannon big gun, howitzer, or mortar, rifle, or other small arm. Modern cannon are complex mechanisms cast from high-grade steel and machined to exacting tolerances. They characteristically have rifled bores, though some contemporary tank-mounted and field heavy artillery wallpaper guns are smooth-bored. Download Cannon Firing Live Wallpaper from our given resolutions. We have the best collection of heavy artillery wallpaper. In case you don’t find the perfect resolution, you may download the original size or any higher resolution heavy artillery wallpaper which will best fit your screen. This lwp depict a picture of weapon wallpaper particularly heavy artillery weapon such as cannon, we can see the smoke and dust on the desert flying around after the cannon has been shot.

Huge artillery pieces appeared in Europe in the 15th century, but until about 1670 the word cannon was applied only to special types of guns. These were usually divided into the cannon royal, or double cannon, which weighed about 8,000 pounds (3,630 kg) and fired a ball weighing 60–63 pounds (27–28 kg); the whole cannon, which weighed about 7,000 pounds and fired a 38–40-pound ball; and the demicannon of about 6,000 pounds, which shot a 28–30-pound ball. canon wallpaper, weapon wallpaper. Other large guns were not called cannon but bore different names that indicated their size and function.

assault weapon wallpapers. During the third quarter of the 17th century, large guns came to be designated by the weight of their projectiles and secondarily by their other characteristics—i.e., whether they were field or siege types, and whether they were called light or heavy, short or long. The name cannon gradually came to be applied to every gun fired from a carriage or fixed mount and with a bore larger than one inch. we also have heavy artillery image ready as lwp for you.

live nuke wallpapers. In the 20th century, rapid-firing guns of 20 mm (0.8 inch) and larger mounted in aircraft and firing explosive shells were called automatic cannon. In 1953 the U.S. Army introduced a 280-millimetre gun, the first built to fire atomic-explosive shells; it was called an atomic cannon. Similar weapons were displayed by the U.S.S.R. in 1957. In later years, atomic explosives were fitted into shells small enough to be fired in standard artillery. See artillery.

Built at the tail end of World War I, the BL 18 Inch Railway Howitzer was an imposing weapon capable of tossing 2,500 pound shells just under 13 miles. That, however, isn’t far enough to cross the English Channel so the 18-inch gun was replaced with a longer range 13.5-inch version that could hit targets in occupied France during World War II. The Civil War was very important in the history of our state. As a curator in several history museums, I have learned about Civil War Material Culture as well as the parallel Decorative Arts of the Victorian period. The State Museum owns a sizeable collection of this type of material.

One class of objects which has always intrigued me has been artillery. We own a Model 1841 cast bronze six pounder cannon, which is exhibited in our Civil War Discovery Room. It was made by Nathaniel P. Ames in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1842. Bronze (not brass) six pounders were the most common artillery piece in the Civil War. They were used to support infantry as they advanced and were used like machine guns today. Cannon have long barrels which shoot an iron ball some distance. Howitzers have shorter barrels and fire their ball at a steeper angle. Cannon and howitzers look somewhat alike.

Mortars have very short barrels with their trunnions cast at the bottom, or breech end and shoot exploding shells almost vertically. (Trunnions are the cylindrical bars cast into the gun so that it can be mounted on a carriage and elevated for firing.) There are all sorts of artillery pieces (and tanks) from several wars in West Virginia. One source says that there are 32 Civil War cannon alone. It is pretty hard to learn something about a group of objects in a museum when you have only one and no real impetus to do anything with it.

I have seen similar cannon in Lewisburg, Moundsville and Elizabeth, but it was not until I had to catalogue the reproduction 12 pounder mountain howitzer in the Statehood Exhibition at W. V. Independence Hall that I saw the main source book and very quickly learned a lot more. The book is James C. Hazlett, Edwin Olmstead and M. Hume Parks’ “Field Artillery Weapons of the Civil War” (Cranbury, N. J.: Associated University Presses, Inc., 1983, 1988).

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