Can anyone give me the dimensions for a iron 3 pounder mounted on a gun carriage?
The cannon I am interested in was of Venetian origin from circa 1798 in Albania/Greece, but something roughly equivalent would do. I would like to have an approximate profile for use in a scale drawing of an artillery redoubt I am reconstructing from a battle.
I am particularly interested in the:
(a) barrel length
(b) barrel dimensions
(c) wheel diameter
(d) the distance between the two wheels (the axle length).
A previous post on the forum described 3-pdrs as "very light battalion pieces". What exactly were 3-pdrs used for? Is it unusual to find them in an artillery redoubt? (they seem quite small to be of much use for an entrenched position).
Thanks for any info!