вторник, 3 мая 2011 г.

Russian “New model” Foot regimental artillery 1632-34


Recent published volume (# 12) of “Armii I bitwy” magazine includes an outstanding article by Alexey Lobin about leather canons in Russian army. He found documents about production of the leather canons “after Swedish pattern” in Moscow in 1632-34. They were made by E. Koyet (transcription may be wrong). Total he made 104 leather canons, but only 32 passed the tests. Besides leather canons he also made “usual” canons. During the war of 1632-34 Russian “new model” foot regiments had 1 canon per company
Regiment
Number of coys
Number of canons
Kyte (Keith?) Foot
8
6
Mattinson Foot
8
6
Kynemont Foot
8
8
Lesly Foot
8
8
Van Damme Foot
8
8
Unzen Foot
8
8
Rosform Foot
8
8
Gordon Dragoons
12
12
Source: Лобин А. Н. Русская артиллерия 1630-60 по шведскому образцу // Армии и битвы, № 12, СС 11-15

Leather canon from History of Germany Museum, Berlin
(illustration is taken from the article)

2 комментария:

  1. It sounds like they wanted to try the new leather idea but could not get enough good ones so they stuck with the 'usual' for the rest.

    Do we know the caliber of the usual ones each company would have?

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  2. Regimental cannons had caliber of 3-4 pdr. Weight was around 130 kg (ab. 164 with a carriage), length - ab. 105-107 cm. (from Lobin's article). One cannon was transported by a single horse

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