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Automatic cannon in the news

April 10, 2012 Ian McCollum 1

A couple piece of cannon news for you today, from fellow bloggers…   Nic at The Rogue Adventurer has an interesting post on a Romanian AA cannon found being used in Libya. While it looks […]

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Hotchkiss Revolving Cannon tests

April 6, 2012 Ian McCollum 2

Today we have a copy of an official US testing report on the Hotchkiss Revolving Cannon (a 37mm / 1.5″ model). The testing was carried out between September 1876 and February 1877 at Sandy Hook […]

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A Few Updates –

April 3, 2012 Ian McCollum 0

Thanks to reader Erik, we have a little more information on Fridtjof Brondby, which we’ve added to the Brondby page in the Vault. Apparently Brondby also designed a 20mm antitank rifle, although we do not […]

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Chinese “Jingal” Wall Gun

February 29, 2012 Ian McCollum 7

“Jingal” was the name the British gave to both Indian and Chinese rampart guns used from the 1700s up until World War II. The guns were originally muzzle loaders, used in fixed defensive emplacements. They […]

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Hotchkiss Revolving Cannon

January 30, 2012 Ian McCollum 0

The Hotchkiss Revolving Cannon was designed by an American, Benjamin Hotchkiss, in response to the Franco-Prussian War. Hotchkiss chose to use large caliber shells in the gun instead of rifle cartridges (like the American Gatling […]

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Bofors 40mm L/60

November 6, 2011 Ian McCollum 1

The Bofors 40mm gun is one of the outstanding designs in light artillery – it was originally designed in 1932, and is still in use today with only minor modifications (and much improved targeting controls). […]

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M1916 37mm gun

October 3, 2011 Ian McCollum 0

A machine gun trumps a rifle and, in theory, artillery trumps a machine gun. That was the plan when France introduced the model 1916 37mm  gun for infantry support. It was designed for both direct […]