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 at Fort Nelson.

Phil 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

During the First World War, Germany built the longest-range gun ever. Its 100 kg projectile travelled 122km, and left the muzzle at 1500 metres per second reaching a height of about 40 km. This is higher, and about 6 times faster, than a transatlantic jet

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