by Guns Of HistoryWood & Metal Kit
1:16 SCALE U.S. CIVIL WAR WHITWORTH BREECH-LOADING 12-POUNDER
Designed by Sir Joseph Whitworth, the cannon that bore his name became a favored weapon of the Confederacy. Unusual in appearance as well as operation, the Whitworth was a breech-loader that fired an elongated 12-pound iron shell from a finely rifled 1,100 pound Model Shipways Barrel. Accurate and easy to maneuver, it had a range of 4.5 miles and made a shrill, whistling noise which could be distinguished from all other cannon of the period. The Whitworth saw action at Gettysburg, Charleston, Vicksburg, Fredericksburg and many other American Civil War battlefields.
Guns Of History Kit No. MS4001
Model length 10" / width 4" / height 3-1/4" / Scale 1:16
Difficulty Level: Entry Level