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Strelets - 30pdr Parrot rifle

Posted by Paul on 22 Sep 2018, 17:28

Apparently they´ll be a Crew ..........
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Probably being a bit picky, I´m happy to see a new set of ACW artillery...but 2 too many spokes?
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Posted by zulu`s 1000`s of em on 22 Sep 2018, 19:56

Probably, but I have seen pictures on the net of both 12 and 14 spoke wheels, so maybe a 16 spoke version exists too.
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Posted by Ochoin on 22 Sep 2018, 20:25

Accuracy has never really been Strelets' strong suit.

I think if you're interested in the ACW the "fantasy wheel" would be annoying.

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Posted by Paul on 23 Sep 2018, 10:39

The Hand-book of Artillery, for the Service of the United States, Army and Militia. With the Manual of Heavy Artillery, Including that of the New Iron Carriage"
By Joseph Robert, Major, 4TH Regt. Art., U.S.A., and Colonel ed Penn. Art.
Fifth Edition, Revised and Greatly Enlarged. New York: D. Van Nostrand, 192 Broadway, 1863.
http://www.civilwarartillery.com/books/ ... ArtCarMach

How many kinds of wheels are employed for field carriages?
Two: No. 1 for the 6-pdr. gun-carriage, the Caisson, the forge, the battery-wagon, and for the limbers of all field carriages. No.2 for the 24 and 32-pdr. Howitzer and the 12-pdr. Gun-carriages.
In what respects are these wheels similar ?
They are of the same form and height, and they fit on the same axle-tree arm. The height is 57 inches, and each wheel is composed of 14 spokes and 7 fellies.
How do they differ?
In the dimensions of their parts, and in strength and weight.
What is the weight of these?
No. 1, 180 lbs.; No. 2, 196 lbs.


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The wheels of the carriage are of very subtle design. Their 14 spokes are dished slightly inward to make the wheels more “springy” on rough ground,

http://thompsonsbatteryc.org/civil-war- ... equipment/
zulu`s 1000`s of em wrote:Probably, but I have seen pictures on the net of both 12 and 14 spoke wheels, so maybe a 16 spoke version exists too.

There may be exceptions but it appears to be that 14 spokeswas the "rule". I´ve also seen a contemporary pic of a gun with 12 spoked wheels, a 6pdr Napoleon
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but so far, not one Parrot with more or less than 14 spokes.
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