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Royal Artillery Regiment (RAR) - History

Principal English guns of the sixteenth century

name Caliber Length Weight
gun shot charge
(inches) Ft. In. (pounds) (pounds) (pounds)
Rabinet 1.0     300 0.3 0.18
Serpentine 1.5     400 .5 .3
Falconet 2.0 3 9 500 1.0 .4
Falcon 2.5 6 0 680 2.0 1.2
Minion 3.5 6 6 1,050 5.2 3
Saker 3.65 6 11 1,400 6 4
Culverin bastard 4.56 8 6 3,000 11 5.7
Demiculverin 4.0     3,400 8 6
Basilisk 5.0     4,000 14 9
Culverin 5.2 10 11 4,840 18 12
Pedrero 6.0     3,800 26 14
Demicannon 6.4 11 0 4,000 32 18
Bastard cannon 7.0     4,500 42 20
Cannon serpentine 7.0     5,500 42 25
Cannon 8.0     6,000 60 27
Cannon royal 8.54 8 6 8,000 74 30


Calibers and lengths of principal eighteenth century English cannon

Caliber Field Ship Siege Garrison
Iron Bronze Iron Bronze Iron
Old New Old New Old New Old New Old New
1-1/2-pounder             6'0"      
3-pounder 3'6" 3'3"   3'6" 4'6" 3'6" 7'0"   4'6" 4'2"
4-pounder         6'0"          
6-pounder 4'6" 4'1" 8'0" 4'4" 7'0" 4'4" 8'0"   6'6" 5'3"
9-pounder   4'8"   5'0" 7'0" 5'0" 9'0"   7'0" 6'0"
12-pounder 5'0" 5'1" 9'0" 5'6" 9'0" 5'6" 9'0" 6'7" 8'0" 6'7"
18-pounder   5'10"   6'4" 9'0" 6'4" 9'6" 8'4" 9'0" 7'6"
24-pounder 5'6" 6'5" 9'6" 7'0" 9'0" 7'0" 9'6" 8'4" 9'0" 8'4"
32-pounder       7'6" 9'6" 7'6" 10'0" 9'2" 9'6" 9'2"
36-pounder       7'10"       9'6"    
42-pounder     9'6" 8'4" 10'0" 8'4" 9'6" 10'0"   10'0"
48-pounder       8'6"   8'6"   10'6"    



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