Man in white coat holding torch looking down the barrel of a large gun

Philip Magrath

Philip Magrath is Curator of Artillery at the Royal Armouries Museum based at Fort Nelson.

Biography

Read for an Honours Degree in History at the University of Sussex, followed soon after by a Masters Degree in Museum Studies at University College London, a Diploma in English Local History and a Further & Adult Education Teacher’s Certificate.

Previously employed by English Heritage and Gosport Borough Council at Explosion! The Museum of Naval Firepower. Joined Royal Armouries at Fort Nelson in 1991 working in various capacities until 1996 and in 2001 was appointed Curator of Artillery.

Did you know?

Longest-range gun ever built

In WW I Germany built the longest-range gun ever. Its 100kg projectile travelled 122km, and left the muzzle at 1500 metres per second and reached a height of around 40km. About 6 times faster and higher than an average transatlantic passenger jet.

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