Wednesday, December 21, 2016

12 Pounder and Cannister Shot!

This is a fascinating look at smoothbore artillery used during the Civil War.  If you have been to a re-enactment with artillery you have been cheated just a bit.  The brass cannons firing powder only make a nice boom, but you are missing something.   The brass tubes ring like a bell when a projectile goes rattling down the bore.  You get to hear plenty of it in this video, so enjoy this rare treat.


2 comments:

Merle Morrison said...

Nasty stuff. Reminds me of the 105mm beehive rounds from the old days in VN.

Merle

David aka True Blue Sam said...

"Beehive" sounds like a nasty round! I bet it worked miracles in bad situations.