Light Artillery Limber 1/30 Model William Britain (31432)

William Britain

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Pre-Ordered, Expected ship date: 10/31/2023

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  • Model is approximately 5" long
  • Hand painted and ready for display
Typically to move a gun, a 6-horse team was harnessed in pairs to a wood and iron limber resting on two wheels. The frame of the limber held a wooden ammunition chest containing a number rounds and the necessary tools to prepare and fire the ammunition. Once a gun was unhitched and positioned for firing, the limber and horses were normally positioned approximately six yards behind the gun depending on the terrain. A fully loaded ammunition chest for the M1857 light 12-Pound Napoleon carried 32 rounds and weighed around 650 pounds. In addition to the normal ammunition in the limber chest, around five rounds of anti-personal canister were stored for emergency use should enemy infantry get too close.