Full size printed plans 1781 British 8-Inch Howitzer Scale 1/16 (3/4"= 1ft) Length 4 1/4" Height 3 1/2

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Full size printed plans (NOT a kit model or material)

Build an Historic Collector's Item

1781 British 8-Inch Howitzer

Full size printed plans on a sheet 22” x 12”

Five page article with building notes and photos

Scale 1/16 (3/4"= 1ft)

Length 4 1/4"

Height 3 1/2"

By ROBERT H. DALTON

In the model scaled 3/4 inch to the foot (Fig. 2), you can reproduce the medium-tra­jectory, short-range cannon as originally built with 6- segment metal tires nailed to the wheel fellies. With high­ly-machined brass, maple spokes and other parts of walnut, it will make an eye ­stopping display for your home or club.

Wheel Assembly. Begin construction by cutting six equilateral triangles out of 1 x 2 x 8 1/2-in. walnut stock. Set the miter gage on your circular saw at 60° as in Fig. 3A and flop the stock over after each cut so all seg­ments can be made with the same setting

WHEN George Washington vanquished Lord Cornwallis at the Battle of Yorktown (Oct. 19, 1781) to win the Revolutionary War, one of the most prized types of British ordnance captured was this ornate 8-in. howitzer.

In the model scaled 3/4 inch to the foot, you can reproduce the medium-trajectory, short-range cannon as originally built with 6-segment metal tires nailed to the wheel fellies. With highly-machined brass, maple spokes and other parts of walnut, it will make an eye-stopping display for your home or club.


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