by Guns Of HistoryWood & Metal Kit
1:24 SCALE U.S. CIVIL WAR ARTILLERY
The carronade was a cast iron smoothbore, developed by Charles Gascoigne, manager of the Carron Ironworks in Falkirk, Scotland. Carronades were shorter and lighter than equivalent long guns. But, the advantage in weapon weight was offset by a much shorter range. Shot from a 32-pounder long gun traveled nearly a mile. Discharged from a 32-pounder carronade, the same shot traveled less than 1,000 yards.
The low muzzle velocity of the carronade s round shot inflicted a lot of damage, leading to its nickname, the masher. It could also be loaded with chain, hot shot, musket balls, or scrap metal, making it an effective weapon in naval warfare. It was capable of raking the deck of an enemy ship, setting it afire, or shredding its sails and rigging. Carronades were used from the 1770s to the 1860s.
Historically accurate and perfectly scaled
Wooden gun carriage, deck & bulwark
One-piece Britannia metal cannon Model Shipways Barrel
Authentically detailed cannon Model Shipways Barrel
Clearly written illustrated instructions
Easy to build assembly & painting time 5-10 hours
Guns Of History Kit No. MS4004
Model length 8-1/4" / width 4-1/2" / height 3-1/2" / Scale 1:24
Difficulty Level: Entry Level