A Treatise on Ordnance and Armor: Embracing Descriptions, Discussions, and Professional Opinions Concerning the Material, Fabrication, Requirements, Capabilities, and Endurance of European and American Guns for Naval, Sea-coast, and Iron-clad Warfare, and Their Rifling, Projectiles and Breech-loading

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D. Van Mostrand, 1865 - Armor-plate - 900 pages
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Contents

Particulars and Ammunition of the Parrott Guns
55
IT Tue Parrott Gun Fabrication Material Particulars Ammunition
60
Miscellaneous Hooped Guns Spanish GunsStructure and Endurance
66
Experiments with Longridges 2 96in Gun
76
Solid WroughtIron Guns
88
Approximate Proportions of Dimensions Weights and Prices of Krupps
97
Rodman and Dahlgrbn GemFigure Fabrication and Test of HollowCast
106
Particulars and Charges of U S Hollow CastIron Army Ordnance
119
Necessity of IronClads Unsettled State of the Question Two Systems of
132
Experiments 15in Ball 10in Iron 11in Ball 10in Iron 11in Ball 14in
138
Detaching Armor by Heavy Shot Considered Quality of Plates Fastening
153
Report on the Application of dunCotton to Warlike Pur
155
Ductility of Armor saves the Vessel under very low Velocities of Shot
167
Advantage of Single Heavy Shot over many Light Shot Commander Scotts
176
Experiments Law of Resistance Quality of Armor 10 Jin Ball Warrior Target
186
Conditions op Greatest Effect Law of Penetration Examples Conditions
192
Effect of Reducing Windage
195
Range of IronClad Warfare Probability of Short Range Importance
203
Work done by Different Guns the C8Poundor being taken as Unity
205
Merits and Defects of the System Least Power Wasted by High Velocities
212
Merits and Defects of each Reviewed the Two Kinds of Shot prepare the
218
Guns and Charges used in Breaching Martello Towers
222
Breaching Fort Pulaski From the Report of General Gillmore Description
227
A Range and Nature of Batteries employed in Breaching Fort Sumter
230
Pressure Four Kinds of Strains brought on Guns and their Relation
233
Hoops with Initial Tension Theory Professor Tread wells Plan Another
240
on Hoops Shrinking on Hoops Unequal Shrinkage of Metal Experi
250
Longitudinal Strength Dahlgrens BreechStrap Views of Siemens Blakely
256
WireWound Tubes Defects and Advantages
264
The Effects of Vibration
281
CANNON METALS AND PROCESSES OF FABRICATION
288
Cast Iron
308
Defects nr Founding SolidCast Guns Initial Strains Effect of Time in
318
Wiards Process Object Structure of Gun Probable Advantages and Defects
326
Resistance to Concussion and Weak
332
Tensile Strength Uniformity DeteriorationCauses Detection of Weakness
344
The Armstrong Gun Process of Fabrication Leading Features Advantages
366
Welding Nature of the Process How to perfect it Cinder Shape of Surfaces
382
Methods op Producing Steel Puddled Steel Low Crucible Steel Krupps
406
Systems of Fabrication Solid Forging Forging Hollow Compressing
414
Other Alloys
429
Austrian Early Modern for GunCotton Eccentric Shot Russian Spanish
437
Scotts Centrical System Explanation Experimental Projectiles Lynall
447
Shunt Principles and Operation Changes Table of Practice Particulars
460
Explanation American System James Hotchkiss Lynall Thomass Early
470
Parrott Particulars Diagrams of Accuracy Tables of Range Pressure Prac
477
Ha PAGE XC Eange of and Pressure in the Parrott 64in 100Pounder Rifle West Point July 2228
483
Trial of Parrott 8in 200Pounder Rifle West Point commenced May 28 and ended April 2 1862
485
XCIH Trial of Parrott 10in 300Poundcr Rifle West Point March 1863
488
Whttworth Manufacture of Shot and Shells How Shells are fired Early
492
Shells for Molten Metal
500
Endurance of Competitive Rifled Guns
502
Endurance of CastIron Guns Rifled on Mr Brittens System
504
XCTT Particulars of Rilling of Competitive Guns 505
505
Resistance of Bodies to the Atmosphere
536
Comparative Ranges of Jeflery and Armstrong ProjectilesJeffery
539
Strain Failure of Castiron Guns Weight of Projectile Twist of Rifling
544
Strain due to Various Kiuds of Rifling
551
Liability of Projectile to Injury Systems compared
560
Windage of Round Shot in Rifled Guns
563
Material for ArmorPunching Projectiles Cause of Superiority of Steel
568
Resistance of Plates to Flat and Round Punches
569
and Particulars of Gunscompiled from British and U S Artil lery Records
576
The Practice with Large Guns against it in the United States Russia and Eng
580
Convenience of BreechLoading in Turrets
586
Armstrong Screw BreechLoader Described Material GasCheck Defects
595
Kbupp BreechLoader Described Forms of GasCheck Good Endurance
602
French Adapted from American Plan Description Why old Plan failed
608
PART SECOND
623
Castiron Blocks England 1857
629
Penetration of Water and WoodWhitworth 24Pounder Rifled Howitzer
631
Penetration of Water and WoodWhitworth 24Pounder Rifled Howitzer
632
Penetration of Water and WoodWhitworth 24Pounder Rifled Howitzer
633
Thorneycroft 14in Target England 1859
636
Experiments against Joness Inclined Target Aug 21 1861
640
Comparison of Elongated and Spherical Projectiles 1860
642
Different Qualities of Iron and Steel England
653
Experiments agaiust Masonry protected by Iron May 9 1861
658
Inclined Plates 6Jin and 4in Plates Robertss Target Fairbairns First Tar
665
CXX1 Experiments againstthe Warrior Target Oct 21 1861
671
Hawkshaws 6in and 10in Laminated Shields Warrior Target and Alfred
673
Stevenss Laminated Armor U S 1862
679
Experiments against the Committee Target March 4 1862
682
CXXOT Experiments against tho Warrior Target April 18 1862
685
Experiments against the Committee Target April 18 1862
687
35in 3in and 4 5in Plates Scott Russells and Samudas Targets
690
Section IT Steel
694
Minotaur Target England 1862
697
Warrior Target Whitworth Shells England 1862
703
Warrior Target Horsfall Gun England 1862
713
Millboard Backing England 1862
723
sin Plate Parrott Gun IronClad Atlanta 10in Solid and Laminated Targets
733
Warrior Target St Petersburg 18G3
757
13in 610lb Shell 4jin Plate 11in Plate and 6iin Plate England 18634
765
Saamyths Wool Target England Bradys Hogshair Target U S 1864
772
La Flcmdre Target
778
Chemical Considerations
785
Practical Applications Experiments against Palisades Bridges and Ships
791
System of Manufacture as carried on in Austria
797
Hydroscopic Qualities
803
Report by Professors Redtenbacher Schrotter and Schneider
822
Nature Application and Theory of ExplosionScott Russell
832
Chambers 1849
852
Blakely 1855
860
Parrotts Patents of 1861 and 1862
870
Lyman Accelerating Gun
885
Velocity of Projectiles Table 576
893

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