A battery of Armstrong cannon

Made:
1858 in India
photographer:
Felice Beato

A photograph of a battery of artillery, taken by Felice Beato in 1858 during the Indian Mutiny.

The breech-loading 12-pounder rifled cannon was of a very advanced design. Designed and manufactured by William George Armstrong (1810-1900) it is an example of how advances in engineering directly influenced warfare in the 19th Century.

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1939-180/7
type:
photograph
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
The National Media Museum, Bradford
status:
Permanent collection

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