Toy Model Of a 12-Pounder 1841 Field Howitzer Cannon, Cast Iron.

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Toy Model Of a 12-Pounder 1841 Field Howitzer Cannon, Cast Iron.

                               

                                  

 

The 12-pounder field howitzer, while light and possessing a projectile of sufficient performance, lacked range. A 12-pounder Model 1857 Light Field Gun or “Napoleon” weighed only about 625 pounds more when limbered, fired shells 300 yards further, and brought almost as many ready rounds into the battle line.  Furthermore, the Napoleon could fire a solid shot. The two types were equal when considering close combat, however.

Widely used in the first half of the war, the 12-pounder howitzers soldiered on through the war in diminishing roles. Survivors remained on the Army’s armouries into the 1890s. Many then were issued to the fledgeling battlefield parks, in a new role honouring the men who had served the pieces in time of war.

Item Code - TOY7B260SPA

Width: 5 1/4"  Height: 3 3/4"  Depth: 10 1/4"  Weight: 937 g


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