7-inch 110 pdr Armstrong Rifled Breech Loader of 72 cwt

    Newer Older

    7-inch 110 pdr Armstrong Rifled Breech Loader of 72 cwt
    RGF No 56 B
    1862

    The 72 cwt was the original design of these guns, which proved to be too light, resulting in the naval gun design being modified to that of 82 cwt
    76 of the light guns, which were already partly produced were then finalised for land service as a 72 cwt gun.
    There are two slightly differing versions A & B, Type A having a 2" longer barrel.
    and shorter breach. Both these 72 cwt guns being 9'10" total length.
    This one is a Type B

    Fort Nelson, Portsmouth

    keyboard shortcuts: previous photo next photo L view in light box F favorite < scroll film strip left > scroll film strip right ? show all shortcuts