The American’s lighter artillery cannons, which were used as their primary weapon system, was the Bronze six ponder. The Bronze six pounder weighed 880 pounds and had a range of fifteen hundred yards. Using horses to transport the cannons, ammunition and the crew from the cannon, the United States also had the innovation of 18-pound cannons called the Flying Artillery, which was mounted on a light carriage and was moved by horses and accompanied with its crew, giving the U.S. a tactical advantage since it was easily
First, an important topic of warfare to address is the types of simple weaponry used. The weaponry that caught my attention first was the use of shields. “Shields massive in the middle clashed against each other, and the sound grew huge of the fighting.” This explains that this weaponry is simple because it is massive, and can be inferred that it is made out of metal (bronze) in reference to the huge sound. It can also be inferred from the text that a shield can be used for protection that is why it is positioned in the middle of the body and to injure an enemy while running into them. In my opinion the use of a shield is a great weapon because it can used to protect any part of your body at anytime, and its metal texture is ideal in injuring your enemy. Another form of weaponry that stood out to me was the use of spears. “When a man from his own car encounters
Throughout history, few substances have had such an impact as gunpowder has. Yet, its discovery in 850 A.D. was a complete accident.
The U.S. might not be the way it is today without gunpowder, however we weren't the first to know about it or use it. Gunpowder is a powdered mixture of saltpeter, sulfur and charcoal. and is the earliest known explosive. Gunpowder can be used for good things and bad things.
The military flail or simply flail is a weapon commonly attributed to the Middle-Ages but why only a limited amount of historical evidence currently exists for most of this era.Typically, the weapon is depicted as one or more weights attached to a handle with a hinge or chain. Modern authors have used multiple conflicting names for this weapon: the "mace and chain" is the equivalent of the German "morningstar and chain" referred to above, but the latter term is rarely used in English.
Trebuchet. What 's that? A Trebuchet is a medieval siege weapon used to obliterate walls and to demolish castles and cities. The Trebuchet is a type of catapult, but they are not the same thing. Catapults get their power from tension and trebuchets get their power from gravity or men pulling ropes. First constructed in 300 B.C. by the Chinese and Trebuchets were also known as trebuckets, Trebuchets became known rapidly for their great power and exceptional accuracy. Trebuchets threw many things, here’s a list for you. The Trebuchet threw stones, sharp wooden poles, darts, fire, burning tar, burning sand, pots of Greek fire, feces, dead mangled bodies, disease ridden bodies, body parts, dead animals,
Archimedes is the most impactful and important mathematical genius that ever existed in humankind. Born in 287 BC in Syracuse, Italy, Archimedes is the son of the astronomer Phidias.Archimedes is most known for his accomplishments in mechanics and pi.
Scattered across the United States due to being driven from their homeland in the North Eastern area, the Shawnee Native American tribe became a diversely skilled group of fighters with leaders who still stand out in history today. The Shawnee tribe originated from the Ohio River Valley, but were forced out supposedly by Iroquois in the 1600s, and spread out to Pennsylvania, Illinois, or even as far as Maryland or Georgia. As time passed and Iroquois power weakened, the Shawnee were able to return to their home, only to be pushed out once more by white settlers. During the American Revolution, the Shawnee fought with the British against the colonists in hopes to keep their land and have the colonists removed. Following the war, the SHawnee
In early thirteenth century, powder propelled fire arrows had become quite common. The Chinese depend on this type of technological development to generate incendiary projectiles of many types, explosive grenades and most probably cannons to repulse their enemies. One such weapon was the 'basket of fire ' or, as per Chinese translations, the 'arrows like flying leopards '. The 0.7 metre-long arrows, each with a long tube of gunpowder attached around the point of each arrow, could be fired from a long, octagonal-shaped basket at the same time and had a range of around 500 paces.
The tool I’m writing about is the Tomahawk(small throwing weapon.) pre- columbian tribes need this weapon because it has many different uses. They also need this tool because it is very important to many tribes.
Example: These sieges changed how battles & sieges were conducted. Weapons such as counter-weighted trebuchets and tall towers on wheels called belfry’s were used in many sieges. A quote from Napoleon, “In Siege Warfare, as in the open field, it is the gun which plays the chief part……...… It is with Artillery that war is made”. Guns in medieval Europe are swords and consequently artillery are siege weapons.
The most popular version of Napoleon Cannon was the 12 pounder. During this era designers or inventor’s name, year of major advancement in the weapon, the weight of the charge the weapon could safely fire was how people referred to most artillery weapons. The Napoleon Cannon was the cannon of choice because its safety, reliable and having devastating effects on enemy soldiers at close range. The Napoleon Cannon remained in service by both the Union and Confederate Armies throughout the war, although it began received modifications shortly after the war had begun. Modifications to the Napoleon Cannon included reinforcing the tube and adding rifling. The new rifling on the Napoleon Cannons used a design based on the Parrott Rifle. Although the Parrott Rifle initially received, acceptation as a better artillery piece because of its increased range and accuracy of the modified Napoleon Cannons, in addition to numerous ammunition choices, and its ability to fire much larger charges 10-30lbs. After the Parrots first few years of service however, the Parrott began to be dreaded on by artillerymen, due to it being unreliable and unsafe because of it short tube life. In 1862 under guidance from Brigadier
The soldiers used a wide variety of weapons, such as lances, hatchets, and iron maces. They also had access to newer and more powerful weapons, including gunpowder projectiles and bronze cannons. However, none of their weapons could compare to their bow and arrows, which was the primary weapon; the warriors were so skilled with the arrows that they could hit an enemy that was 350 yards away. Their short arrows eventually became flaming and exploding arrows, making the Mongol forces even more deadly. Since the warriors were on horseback for the majority of the time, they had to have a great amount of skill in order to be as accurate as they were when using their weapons and defeating their enemies. The new technology used by the Mongols allowed them to be a step ahead of their opponents, and their expertise in regards to these weapons made them one of the most feared armies at that
1.Explain the three theories for how the first Americans arrived in the western hemisphere; list evidence that strengthens and weakens each theory.
Imagine a weapon capable of destroying everything in its path. One infamous for demolishing castle walls and crushing armies. A weapon so perilous that not even its operators were safe from its deadly blows. Even the most seasoned warriors feared the damage it could bring. The king of the siege: the trebuchet. It took centuries and nearly half of the continents to bring about such a weapon. Its towering frame and sling capable of launching missiles over 300 pounds was created by some of the most innovative people across the Eastern Hemisphere. Such a weapon was built for destruction, the trebuchet’s specialty being