Napoleon Civil War Cannon With Limber Combo

Item # MS4003CB

Napoleon US Civil War Cannon Model plus Limber Ammo Wagon Model

NAPOLEON CANNON, MODEL 1857, 12-POUNDER,
Plus LIMBER AMMUNITION WAGON

YOU GET BOTH KITS FOR ONE LOW PRICE!

Guns of History by Model Shipways • Precision Cast Metal Parts

1:16 SCALE U.S. CIVIL WAR ARTILLERY MODELS

NAPOLEON CANNON, MODEL 1857, 12-POUNDER,
Developed in France for Emperor Napoleon III in the 1850s, the bronze smoothbore 12-pounder became the most popular gun of the American Civil War. The Napoleon was light enough to be easily maneuverable and heavy enough to destroy field fortifications almost a mile away.

Firing solid shot, spherical case and canister, the Napoleon Cannon was also extremely versatile. By mid-1863 nearly 40% of all field artillery pieces of each army were Napoleons. The Union had over 1,000 Napoleon Cannons in its arsenal and the Confederacy over 600.

BOTH CIVIL WAR ARTILLERY MODELS ARE:
• Historically accurate and perfectly scaled
• Cleanly cast Britannia metal components
• Authentically detailed cannon barrel
• One-piece ready to assemble wheels
• Clearly written illustrated instructions
• Easy to build - assembly and painting time 5-10 hours

Entry Level • Guns of History Cannon Kit No. MS4003CB

Napoleon Cannon:
Length 8-1/4" • Width 4" • Height 3-1/2" • Weight 1 lb. • Scale 1:16

Limber Ammo Wagon:
Length 10" / Width 4" / Height 3-1/4" / Weight 1 lb. / Scale 1:16

LIMBER AMMUNITION WAGON
The limber was an indispensable piece of equipment during the American Civil War. It was a simple two-wheeled cart designed to carry an ammunition chest containing gunpowder and shot for the artillery pieces. A team of horses was hitched to the limber and a cannon was hooked on to its rear when the army was on the move.

The ammunition chest lid was large enough to seat up to three men. However, sitting above the gunpowder was dangerous, so after the first few months of the War, only the driver rode on the limber. In times of battle, the limber and horses were left behind the lines of fire.

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