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|Posted: Tue Mar 7th, 2006 04:32 pm||
|A Howitzer is a shorter length tube that is meant to fire a much shorter distance, generally with a larger arc. Not nearly as high as a mortar, and not flat like a rifle.
A great referance on Civil War arty is A Guide to Civil War Artillery, written by Warren Ripley. This book is in it's seventh printing, and has been updated in a recent printing. It has a wealth of informaion on the various types of tubes, Carriages and chassis, and tools of the Artilleryman. It's one of the best books out there, IMHO
Question- What is a 100 lb Parrott Rifle used for?
Answer- Shooting down 100lb Parrotts!!
Last edited on Tue Mar 7th, 2006 04:33 pm by Hamy3