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French Carronade 1600s

$99.95 $68.95

French Carronade 1600s

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Description

Cannons are inherently inaccurate.  By experimenting with grooving the barrel Carronades were far more accurate than a long cannon but at the cost of lessening the range.  The screwed sight, the stronger breech & gun carriage running on a track, made the French carronade more efficient. The gun was placed into the first & second rate vessels like La Toulonnaise, La Belle Poule and the Valmy.

Kit: contains laser cut walnut, brass and copper fittings along with detailed plans.

Dimensions: 8-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ (215mm x 215mm) Scale: 1/17