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Royal Armouries Museum

The big bang

Friday afternoon lecture
10th January 2020 - 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

The development of history’s most powerful guns

Speaker: Peter Smithurst, Curator Emeritus Royal Armouries

By the middle years of the 19th century artillery had reached the zenith of development using traditional manufacturing technics. Robert Mallet applied a scientific approach which led to a revolution in artillery design and construction and the creation of the most powerful guns of all time.

 

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