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USS CONSTITUTION Cutaway Overview 1997 Version - Rex Stewart | by caseships
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USS CONSTITUTION Cutaway Overview 1997 Version - Rex Stewart

This view gives a better perspective of deck action. It's as if one was viewing the moment 'first-hand'. However, much of the articulate work is below deck where men and officers are cramped.

 

It is there that I placed more emphasis, as I wanted to illustrate in these wood miniatures the science of gunnery on a naval ship, re: canon run in and canon run out, loading, firing and recoil.

This was the cutaway I wanted to present to the American public in 1997, but it went another route, to my disappointment.

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Taken on February 27, 2012