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Killerkatanas29 Dec 2019 6:31 p.m. PST

Hello,

I am looking for artillery ranges of the artillery used in the Crimean War. I am under the impression that a howitzer has less the range of a regular artillery field piece.

Does anyone know the ranges for a 9lb. Smoothbore cannon and a 9lb. smoothbore howitzer?

How about a 12lb. smoothbore cannon compared to an 12lb. Howitzer?

Thanks,
Brian

rmaker29 Dec 2019 10:34 p.m. PST

Remember that all those pieces were limited to line of sight firing. Howitzers (including Russian unicorns) were also limited by their fuses. So, in fact, were the guns, since shrapnel was by then the predominant ammunition.

rustymusket Supporting Member of TMP30 Dec 2019 7:20 a.m. PST

I agree that the line of sight limitation is more important than the actual range. The actual range was probably 1500 to 2000 yards for the smoothbores and much longer for rifled guns, but line of sight limited actual firing ranges. I am basing my information based on my memory of ranges from Napoleonic and American Civil War numbers. Again, my memory of them. IMHO, definitely.

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