Scientific American Supplement, No. 324 (March 18, 1882)

Scientific American Supplement, No. 324 (March 18, 1882)

By

0
(0 Reviews)
Scientific American Supplement, No. 324 (March 18, 1882) by Various Authors

Published:

1882

Downloads:

608

Share This

Scientific American Supplement, No. 324 (March 18, 1882)

By

0
(0 Reviews)

Book Excerpt

s on the wall show the general construction of the modern German, French, and English heavy breech-loading guns. The Germans have a tube, a jacket, and hoops. The French, a thick tube or body, and hoops. The English, a tube, a jacket, and an overcoat, as it may be called. In each system of construction, the whole of the wall of the gun comes into play to resist the transverse bursting strain of the charge.

The longitudinal or end strength varies: thus, in the German guns, the tube and hoops do nothing--the jacket is considered sufficient. The French construction relies entirely on the thick body, while the English method aims at utilizing the whole section of the gun, both ways. Of course, if the others are strong enough, there is no particular advantage in this; and it is by no means improbable that eventually we shall find it cheaper, and equally good, to substitute hoops for the "overcoat."

I fear I have detained you a long time over construction, but it is both instructive and interesting to note th

Readers reviews

5
4
3
2
1
0.0
Average from 0 Reviews
0
Write Review
Be the first to review this book
Stephen Perkins - Corporate Greed, Politics, Mystery and Mysticism
FEATURED AUTHOR - Stephen Perkins is the bestselling author of six novels, Raging Falcon, American Siren, Escape to Death, Sorcerers' Dynasty, Twilight's Last Glory, and Sky Parlor. His newest book, Sky Parlor, was released in June of 2019, instantly hitting Amazon's Hot New Release list, and proving to be yet another thrilling, exciting, thought-provoking, and conspiracy-laden epic. His growing legion of rabid and loyal fans will be excited to learn that the Ebook version of Perkins's new novel, Grand… Read more