Napoleon Series Archive 2009

Re: Kartätschkugeln
In Response To: Kartätschkugeln *LINK* ()

That is what I found in Demian :

Verfertigung der Kartätsche

Damit die Kanonen, wenn der Feind nahe kommt, eine größere Wirkung hervorbringen, als sie bey einer Kugel leisten könnten : so ladet man sie mit mehreren kleinen eisernen Kugeln oder Schrotten, welche in einer Büchse von weißen Blech gebracht werden, die man Kartätschen- oder Schrottbüchse nennt. Diese Kartätschenbüchse hat einen Boden von gleichen Materie, und untr diesen noch einen anderen von geschmiedeten Eisen, der äußerlich daran genithet ist, und Bodenspiegel genannt wird. Er dient, den Kartätschen-Schrotten oder Kugeln, einen stärkeren Trieb zu geben; denn fehlt diese Bodenspiegel, so bekommt ein Theil der Schrotte eine geringere Geschwindigkeit, und also eine kleinere Schußweite.
Die Schrottbüchsen der Haubitze aber haben keinen blechernen Boden, sondern nur einen eisernen, auch welchem ein nach dem Haubitz-Gewölb abgedrehter Spiegel von Holz befestigt wird.
Die Kartätschen-Schrotte oder Kugeln sind dermalen bey der k.k. Artillerie alle von gegossenen Eisen, (also die vollkommensten, die man bis jetzt erfunden hat) und von verschiedener Größe, jedoch wird nur einerley Gattung in eine Büchse gegeben. Die Schrotte müssen deswegen von verschiedener Größe seyn, weil die großen Kugeln weiter tragen als die kleinen.
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p. 134, 135

Demian : Anleitung zum Selbst = Studium der militärischen Dienstwissenschaft.
Für Officiere der k.k. österreichischen Armee.
Erster Theil. Waffenlehre
Wien 1807

Some observations, there is a difference in construction of the canister between a
gun
and
howitzer

Why is that so?

The Austrians did use a difference in ball size inside the canister for different distances of the target.

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