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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP09 Jan 2021 9:01 p.m. PST

"Wars during the 18th Century, like the American Revolutionary Wars, witnessed the use of some iconic weapons…."

See them here


Brechtel198 Supporting Member of TMP10 Jan 2021 4:50 a.m. PST

Some that I can think of:

-The development of horse artillery.

-solid casting of gun tubes.

-improved metallurgy that allowed betting casting methods for artillery.

-the wider use of rifles, vice smoothbores, on the battlefield.

-the carronade.

-the flintlock for firing naval artillery.

-the myriad developments for better field artillery, such as screw in vents, brass housings for artillery wheel naves, the iron axle, better and improved artillery sights, etc.

-improved artillery tools such as the etoile mobile, that greatly improved the production of gun tubes.

-improved powder and ammunition for artillery.

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian10 Jan 2021 7:18 a.m. PST

Courtesy of the Interesting Engineering website

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP10 Jan 2021 9:40 a.m. PST

Mr Franklin's Galvanic Leyden Jar projectiles.
Oh, wait. That's classified GASLIGHT technology. Never mind.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP10 Jan 2021 2:23 p.m. PST

Thanks Kevin!…


von Winterfeldt11 Jan 2021 5:36 a.m. PST

I thought brake through inventions like the cylindrical ramrod or the self priming pan would be mentioned, but fail, most likely being not British or French and out of research scope of the author.

AICUSV15 Jan 2021 5:48 p.m. PST

Second v.Winterfeldt

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