John Breed, Diary and Training diary, item 154

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uses of 18 pdr Gun.

     Against troops in the open, Guarding roads,

Stopping reinforcements, & against lightly

entrenched troopskeeping heads down (or

moral effect)

Advantages of the 18 pdr

(1) Axis of Gun can be moved

independently of its sight (hence independent

line of sight)

(2) 4° traverse each way (quickness &

small switches)

(3) Fixed Ammunition (hence quick loading)

(4) Percussion firing action

(5) It's lightness, can be brought into action quicker,

can travel continuously with the fastest

infantry & for short distances with Cavalry.

(6) Good cover for the detachment behind

the Shields as all working Nos. are protected

(7) The Gun recoils without moving

(appreciably) the Carriage

(8) A flat trajectory giving a good forward

effect against troops in the open. It is

not a fixed trajectory. 


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uses of 18 pdr Gun.

     Against troops in the open, Guarding roads,

Stopping reinforcements, & against lightly

entrenched troopskeeping heads down (or

moral effect)

Advantages of the 18 pdr

(1) Axis of Gun can be moved

independently of its sight (hence independent

line of sight)

(2) 4° traverse each way (quickness &

small switches)

(3) Fixed Ammunition (hence quick loading)

(4) Percussion firing action

(5) It's lightness, can be brought into action quicker,

can travel continuously with the fastest

infantry & for short distances with Cavalry.

(6) Good cover for the detachment behind

the Shields as all working Nos. are protected

(7) The Gun recoils without moving

(appreciably) the Carriage

(8) A flat trajectory giving a good forward

effect against troops in the open. It is

not a fixed trajectory. 



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  • April 5, 2017 01:00:26 Cheryl Ellsworth

    uses of 18 pdr Gun.

         Against troops in the open, Guarding roads,

    Stopping reinforcements, & against lightly

    entrenched troopskeeping heads down (or

    moral effect)

    Advantages of the 18 pdr

    (1) Axis of Gun can be moved

    independently of its sight (hence independent

    line of sight)

    (2) 4° traverse each way (quickness &

    small switches)

    (3) Fixed Ammunition (hence quick loading)

    (4) Percussion firing action

    (5) It's lightness, can be brought into action quicker,

    can travel continuously with the fastest

    infantry & for short distances with Cavalry.

    (6) Good cover for the detachment behind

    the Shields as all working Nos. are protected

    (7) The Gun recoils without moving

    (appreciably) the Carriage

    (8) A flat trajectory giving a good forward

    effect against troops in the open. It is

    not a fixed trajectory. 


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