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English Sailors Artillery, 16-17th 1/72 Scale Plastic Model Kit Red Box 72083

Theme: Military

Era : 1501-1799

Scale : 1/72

Material : Plastic

Series: Figures

Recommended Age Range: 12 Years & Up

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Naval artillery is a set of artillery weapons installed on warships and intended for use against coastal (ground), sea (surface) and air targets. Along with coastal artillery, it constitutes naval artillery. In the modern concept, naval artillery is a complex of artillery mounts, fire control systems and artillery ammunition.
At sea, firearms were first used in 1200 by the Aragonese against the Anjou fleet. These were the so-called. "thunder pipes" (Italian cannuncole). Under the year 1281, the Chronicle of Forli (Italian Cronache forlivesi) already speaks of scoppi “hand cannons” (cf. modern Italian lo scoppio - “explosion”), the mention of which, however, raises doubts among a number of researchers, and in In 1304, a message appeared about one-pound guns (ital. springarda), used on the ships of the Genoese admiral Raniero Grimaldi, who was in the service of the French king.
Naval battle between Albrecht of Mecklenburg and Margaret of Denmark. Miniature from the "Chronicle of the rulers of Mecklenburg" (German) Russian. Nikolaus Marshall. 1521
The appearance of the first stationary muzzle-loading guns on ships dates back to 1336-1338. One of the first mentions speaks of a certain cannon that fired miniature cannonballs or crossbow arrows, which was installed on the English royal ship All Saints' Cogg.
The first use of naval artillery was recorded in 1340 during the naval battle of Sluys, which, however, was inconclusive.