Guns Of History Napoleon Cannon 12-lbr 1:16 Scale
by Guns Of History Wood & Metal Kit
1:16 SCALE U.S. CIVIL WAR 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.
Historically accurate and perfectly scaled
Cleanly cast Britannia metal components
Authentically detailed cannon barrel
Realistic spoked wooden wheels
Clearly written illustrated instructions
Easy to build - assembly and painting time 5-10 hours
Guns Of History Kit No. MS4003
Model length 8-1/4" / width 4" / height 3-1/2" / Scale 1:16
Difficulty Level: Entry Level