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WHITWORTH CANNON 12 POUNDER American Civil War 1861-1865

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WHITWORTH CANNON 12 POUNDER American Civil War 1861-1865

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Description

Designed by Sir Joseph Whitworth, the cannon that bore his name became a favored weapon of the Confederacy. Unusual in appearance as well as operation, the Whitworth was a breech-loader that fired an elongated 12-pound iron shell from a finely rifled 1,100 pound barrel. Accurate and easy to maneuver, it had a range of 4.5 miles and made a shrill, whistling noise which could be distinguished from all other cannon of the period. The Whitworth saw action at Gettysburg, Charleston, Vicksburg, Fredericksburg and many other American Civil War battlefields.

• Historically accurate and perfectly scaled
• Cleanly cast Britannia metal components
• Authentically detailed cannon barrel
• realistic spoked wood and metal wheels
• Clearly written illustrated instructions
• Easy to build – assembly and painting time 5-10 hours

Dimensions: Length: 10″ Height: 3-3/4″ Width: 4″ Scale:1/16