This lavishly illustrated book is a new and detailed account of the rockets of William Congreve, Boxer and Hale that were taken into British service between 1805 to 1901 together with a detailed description of the uniforms of the British personnel engaged in rocket duties during the Napoleonic period - painstakingly researched - this will appeal to re-enactors, wargamers and model makers alike. This book explains the design and development of rockets from Congreve's primitive side stick rockets to the better balanced centre stick rocket, and finally the rotating Hale rocket. Detailed are the designs of rocket launchers and how they were used, both on land and at sea. It describes the carts and equipment used to transport rockets, limbers, ammunition wagons, mule panniers and for the first time, a detailed description of the different draught harness used throughout the Napoleonic, Crimean and Empire periods. It outlines the evolution of the uniforms of the Rocket Troop. Each development in the design of rocket related equipment is painstakingly described and comprehensive diagrams clarify and illuminate the text.
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(234mm x 156mm x 23mm)
Spellmount Publishers Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
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