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Friday, 9 November 2012

Fort Nelson - French Artillery

Fort Nelson is home to the Royal Armouries' collection of artillery. There are two pieces of French artillery, captured in action by British forces.

This is a bronze 6 pounder field gun, made in 1813, named L'Avocat.

It fired a 2.7kgs projectile to around 550m.

This is a 75mm QF Schneider-Creusot field gun, made in 1895 and was captured in Southern Africa during the Boer War.

It fired a 6.6kgs shell to around 8km and fired 8 - 10 shells per minute.

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