John Breed, Diary and Training diary, item 87

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heavy.

       The lower portion of the shield folds upwards for

travelling the upper portion is curved backwards, or, in some

equipments folds down horizontal to give overhead cover.


        With axle-travelling guns the shield, which

traverses with the carriage does not extend as far

as the wheels, and leaves a gap on each side in

recent equipment these gaps are filled by hinged

flaps.


Note

          In a 18 Pounder Q.F. the upper portion of the shield

is attached to he axle-tree by supporting brackets, and

to the trail by a flange with bolts . The lower portion is

hinged to the upper, and hangs vertically when in action,

for travelling it is secured to the trail by a pawl, with 

a releasing lever and locking pin. Two straight-edges

on the top of the shield indicates the appropriate field

covered by the traversing gear as seen by the numbers

standing at he traversing lever.

Leather cases and

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heavy.

       The lower portion of the shield folds upwards for

travelling the upper portion is curved backwards, or, in some

equipments folds down horizontal to give overhead cover.


        With axle-travelling guns the shield, which

traverses with the carriage does not extend as far

as the wheels, and leaves a gap on each side in

recent equipment these gaps are filled by hinged

flaps.


Note

          In a 18 Pounder Q.F. the upper portion of the shield

is attached to he axle-tree by supporting brackets, and

to the trail by a flange with bolts . The lower portion is

hinged to the upper, and hangs vertically when in action,

for travelling it is secured to the trail by a pawl, with 

a releasing lever and locking pin. Two straight-edges

on the top of the shield indicates the appropriate field

covered by the traversing gear as seen by the numbers

standing at he traversing lever.

Leather cases and


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  • March 27, 2017 20:50:39 Cheryl Ellsworth

    heavy.

           The lower portion of the shield folds upwards for

    travelling the upper portion is curved backwards, or, in some

    equipments folds down horizontal to give overhead cover.


            With axle-travelling guns the shield, which

    traverses with the carriage does not extend as far

    as the wheels, and leaves a gap on each side in

    recent equipment these gaps are filled by hinged

    flaps.


    Note

              In a 18 Pounder Q.F. the upper portion of the shield

    is attached to he axle-tree by supporting brackets, and

    to the trail by a flange with bolts . The lower portion is

    hinged to the upper, and hangs vertically when in action,

    for travelling it is secured to the trail by a pawl, with 

    a releasing lever and locking pin. Two straight-edges

    on the top of the shield indicates the appropriate field

    covered by the traversing gear as seen by the numbers

    standing at he traversing lever.

    Leather cases and

  • February 25, 2017 22:14:00 Erin Gordon

    heavy.

           The lower portion of the shield folds upwards for

    travelling the upper portion is curved backwards, or, in some

    equipments folds down horizontal to give overhead cover.


                                                With axle travelling guns the shield, which

    traverses with the carriage does not extend as far

    as the wheels, and leaves a gap on each side in

    recent equipment these gaps are filled by hinged

    flaps.


    Note   /

                      In a 18 6 F. the upper portion of the shield

    is attached to he axle-tree by supporting brackets, and

    to the trail by a flange with bults . The lower portion is

    hinged to the upper and hangs vertically when in action,

    for travelling it is secured to the trail by pawl, with 

    a releasing lever and locking pin. Two straight-edges

    on the top for the shield indicates the appropriate field

    curved by the traversing gear as seen by the numbers

    standing at he traversing lever.

    Leather cases and


  • February 25, 2017 22:12:45 Erin Gordon

    heavy.

           The lower portion of the shield folds upwards for

    travelling the upper portion is curved backwards, or, in some

    equipments folds down horizontal to give overhead cover.


                                                With axle travelling guns the shield, which

    traverses with the carriage does not extend as far

    as the wheels, and leaves a gap on each side in

    recent equipment these gaps are filled by hinged

    flaps.


    Note   /

                      In a 18 6 F. the upper portion of the shield

    is attached to he axle-tree by supporting brackets, and

    to the trail by a flange with bults . The lower portion is

    hinged to the upper and hangs vertically when in action,

    for travelling it is secured to the trail by pawl, with 


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