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Rifled breech loader

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A rifled breech loader (RBL) is an artillery piece which, unlike the smooth-bore cannon and rifled muzzle loader (RML) which preceded it, has rifling in the barrel and is loaded from the breech at the rear of the gun. [1]

51 relations: Aizu, Anglo-German naval arms race, Arms race, Armstrong Gun, Artillery, Axel Welin, Battleship, Bofors, Boshin War, Breech-loading weapon, British Army, Cannon, Cartridge (firearms), Charles Ragon de Bange, Crimean War, Elswick Ordnance Company, Fortification, Giovanni Cavalli, Gunpowder, Helge Palmcrantz, HMS Dreadnought (1906), Hotchkiss et Cie, Interrupted screw, Ironclad warship, Kingdom of Sardinia, Krupp, Lahitolle 95 mm cannon, London, Martin von Wahrendorff, Middle Ages, Muzzle velocity, Muzzle-loading rifle, Muzzleloading, Napoleonic Wars, Nordenfelt gun, Obturation, QF 3-pounder Hotchkiss, Rifle, Rifled muzzle loader, Rifling, Royal Arsenal, Royal Navy, Second Opium War, Thorsten Nordenfelt, Torpedo boat, Welin breech block, William Armstrong, 1st Baron Armstrong, Woolwich, World War I, World War II, ..., 1-inch Nordenfelt gun. Expand index (1 more) »

Aizu

is the westernmost of the three regions of Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, the other two regions being Nakadōri in the central area of the prefecture and Hamadōri in the east.

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Anglo-German naval arms race

The arms race between the United Kingdom and the German Empire that occurred from the last decade of the nineteenth century until the advent of World War I in 1914 was one of the intertwined causes of that conflict.

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Arms race

An arms race, in its original usage, is a competition between two or more states to have the best armed forces.

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Armstrong Gun

An Armstrong Gun was a uniquely designed type of rifled breech-loading field and heavy gun designed by Sir William Armstrong and manufactured in England beginning in 1855 by the Elswick Ordnance Company and the Royal Arsenal at Woolwich.

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Artillery

Artillery is a class of large military weapons built to fire munitions far beyond the range and power of infantry's small arms.

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Axel Welin

Ernst Martin Axel Welin (10 November 1862 – 27 July 1951), was a Swedish inventor and industrialist.

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Battleship

A battleship is a large armored warship with a main battery consisting of large caliber guns.

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Bofors

Bofors AB is a Swedish arms manufacturer.

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Boshin War

The, sometimes known as the Japanese Revolution, was a civil war in Japan, fought from 1868 to 1869 between forces of the ruling Tokugawa shogunate and those seeking to return political power to the Imperial Court.

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Breech-loading weapon

A breech-loading gun is a firearm in which the cartridge or shell is inserted or loaded into a chamber integral to the rear portion of a barrel.

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British Army

The British Army is the principal land warfare force of the United Kingdom, a part of British Armed Forces.

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Cannon

A cannon (plural: cannon or cannons) is a type of gun classified as artillery that launches a projectile using propellant.

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Cartridge (firearms)

A cartridge is a type of firearm ammunition packaging a projectile (bullet, shots or slug), a propellant substance (usually either smokeless powder or black powder) and an ignition device (primer) within a metallic, paper or plastic case that is precisely made to fit within the barrel chamber of a breechloading gun, for the practical purpose of convenient transportation and handling during shooting.

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Charles Ragon de Bange

Charles Ragon de Bange (1833–1914) was a Polytechnician and a French artillery colonel of the 19th century.

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Crimean War

The Crimean War (or translation) was a military conflict fought from October 1853 to February 1856 in which the Russian Empire lost to an alliance of the Ottoman Empire, France, Britain and Sardinia.

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Elswick Ordnance Company

The Elswick Ordnance Company (sometimes referred to as Elswick Ordnance Works, but usually as "EOC") was a British armaments manufacturing company of the late 19th and early 20th century.

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Fortification

A fortification is a military construction or building designed for the defense of territories in warfare; and is also used to solidify rule in a region during peacetime.

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Giovanni Cavalli

Lieutenant general Giovanni Cavalli (Novara, 23 July 1808 - Turin, 23 December 1879) was an Italian soldier, artillerist and inventor.

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Gunpowder

Gunpowder, also known as black powder to distinguish it from modern smokeless powder, is the earliest known chemical explosive.

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Helge Palmcrantz

Helge Palmcrantz (1842–1880), Swedish inventor and industrialist, was born in Hammerdal, in the province of Jämtland, the son of a captain in the Jämtlands fältjägarregemente.

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HMS Dreadnought (1906)

HMS Dreadnought was a battleship built for the Royal Navy that revolutionised naval power.

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Hotchkiss et Cie

Société Anonyme des Anciens Etablissements Hotchkiss et Cie was a French arms and, in the 20th century, automobile manufacturer first established by United States gunsmith Benjamin B. Hotchkiss.

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Interrupted screw

An interrupted screw or interrupted thread is a mechanical device typically used in the breech of artillery guns.

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Ironclad warship

An ironclad is a steam-propelled warship protected by iron or steel armor plates used in the early part of the second half of the 19th century.

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Kingdom of Sardinia

The Kingdom of SardiniaThe name of the state was originally Latin: Regnum Sardiniae, or Regnum Sardiniae et Corsicae when the kingdom was still considered to include Corsica.

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Krupp

The Krupp family (see pronunciation), a prominent 400-year-old German dynasty from Essen, became famous for their production of steel, artillery, ammunition, and other armaments.

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Lahitolle 95 mm cannon

The Lahitolle 95 mm cannon (Mle 1875) was a French cannon of the 19th century, developed in 1875 by the artillery commander de Lahitolle.

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London

London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.

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Martin von Wahrendorff

Martin von Wahrendorff (1789–1861) was a Swedish diplomat and inventor.

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Middle Ages

In the history of Europe, the Middle Ages (or Medieval Period) lasted from the 5th to the 15th century.

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Muzzle velocity

Muzzle velocity is the speed of a projectile at the moment it leaves the muzzle of a gun.

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Muzzle-loading rifle

A muzzle-loading rifle is a muzzle-loaded small arm or artillery piece that has a rifled barrel rather than a smoothbore.

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Muzzleloading

Muzzleloading is the shooting sport of firing muzzleloading guns.

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Napoleonic Wars

The Napoleonic Wars (1803–1815) were a series of major conflicts pitting the French Empire and its allies, led by Napoleon I, against a fluctuating array of European powers formed into various coalitions, financed and usually led by the United Kingdom.

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Nordenfelt gun

The Nordenfelt gun was a multiple barrel organ gun that had a row of up to twelve barrels.

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Obturation

In the field of firearms and airguns, obturation denotes necessary barrel blockage or fit by a deformed soft projectile (obturation in general is closing up an opening).

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QF 3-pounder Hotchkiss

The QF 3-pounder Hotchkiss or in French use Canon Hotchkiss à tir rapide de 47 mm were a family of long-lived light naval guns introduced in 1886 to defend against new, small and fast vessels such as torpedo boats and later submarines.

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Rifle

A rifle is a portable long-barrelled firearm designed for precision shooting, to be held with both hands and braced against the shoulder for stability during firing, and with a barrel that has a helical pattern of grooves ("rifling") cut into the bore walls.

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Rifled muzzle loader

A rifled muzzle loader in the forecastle of HMS Gannet (1878) A rifled muzzle loader (RML) is a type of large artillery piece invented in the mid-19th century.

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Rifling

In firearms, rifling is the helical groove pattern that is machined into the internal (bore) surface of a gun's barrel, for the purpose of exerting torque and thus imparting a spin to a projectile around its longitudinal axis during shooting.

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Royal Arsenal

The Royal Arsenal, Woolwich carried out armaments manufacture, ammunition proofing, and explosives research for the British armed forces at a site on the south bank of the River Thames in Woolwich in south-east London, England, United Kingdom.

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Royal Navy

The Royal Navy (RN) is the United Kingdom's naval warfare force.

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Second Opium War

The Second Opium War (第二次鴉片戰爭), the Second Anglo-Chinese War, the Second China War, the Arrow War, or the Anglo-French expedition to China, was a war pitting the United Kingdom and the French Empire against the Qing dynasty of China, lasting from 1856 to 1860.

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Thorsten Nordenfelt

Thorsten Nordenfelt (1 May 1842 – 18 August 1920), was a Swedish inventor and industrialist.

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Torpedo boat

A torpedo boat is a relatively small and fast naval ship designed to carry torpedoes into battle.

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Welin breech block

The Welin breech block was a revolutionary stepped, interrupted thread design for locking artillery breeches, invented by Axel Welin in 1889 or 1890.

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William Armstrong, 1st Baron Armstrong

William George Armstrong, 1st Baron Armstrong (26 November 1810 – 27 December 1900) was an English industrialist who founded the Armstrong Whitworth manufacturing concern on Tyneside.

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Woolwich

Woolwich is a district of south-east London, England, within the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

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World War I

World War I (often abbreviated as WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War, the Great War, or the War to End All Wars, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918.

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World War II

World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.

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1-inch Nordenfelt gun

The 1-inch Nordenfelt gun was an early rapid-firing light gun intended to defend larger warships against the new small fast-moving torpedo boats in the late 1870s to the 1890s.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rifled_breech_loader

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