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1:16 SCALE 1857 U.S. CIVIL WAR NAPOLEON CANNON 12-POUNDER MODEL KIT
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.
Model Kit Specifications:
Historically accurate and perfectly scaled
Cleanly cast Britannia metal components
Authentically detailed cannon Model Shipways Barrel
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
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