Disappearing gun, 19th century

Disappearing gun, 19th century

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Caption: Disappearing gun, 19th-century artwork. This type of artillery cannon is designed to move and disappear behind a parapet or into a pit after being fired. This is achieved using a system of counterweights that enable the large weight to be moved on a semi-circular rail (lower right). This design, constructed in Ohio, USA, is by Captain W. B. Gordon, a professor at the US Military Academy at Westpoint. Artwork from the 18th volume (second period of 1896) of the French popular science weekly 'La Science Illustree'.

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