Online Catalogue last updated 25th of June 2012
Early British Quick Firing Artillery is a unique work which explains, in layman's terms, the development of the long recoil system from the fixed gun carriage. It contains a mine of information from basic gun carriage design to details of limbers and ammunition wagons, all with their supplies and equipment carried, plus ammunition, fuzes and complete harness details.
Profusely illustrated, the smallest mechanical detail is laid bare by outstanding cutaway and exploded drawings allied to scaled sections.
This book is an Aladdin's cave for artillery enthusiasts, whatever their area of interest. It is the nearest one can get to having one's own gun.
Even to the non-military enthusiast, this book will be of interest. If you are interested in draft animals, there is exacting details of the harness used to haul the gun, along with a wealth of information on the manufacture, repair and maintenance of the wooden wheels.
Code No. 009016, 406 pages, ISBN 1854861549, $95.00