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Handbook of Artillery

Handbook of Artillery

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lunette bracket is riveted. At the rear of the frame is a

compartment

for

carrying recuperator, lubricating, and coal oil cans.
The chest is divided into

compartments for

carrying various articles

of

battery equipment. The

top compartments have

horizontally

hinged lids and the lower

compartments in front and rear have

vertical

swing doors.

Fastenings are

provided on each side of the

chest for

carrying spare wheels, and

provision is made for

carrying a

spare limber

pole.

(147)

148

.

ill!

149

The battery and store

wagons are

identical, except that the

battery

wagon carries a vise on the front end of the frame and a crowr

bar

bracket below the frame on the

right side, and the store

wagon con-

tains

packing strips and accessories for

carrying a

grindstone in the

upper rear

compartment.
Standard 56-inch wheels are used. See

page 158. The

battery

and store

wagon is used in connection with the American, British,
and French 75-millimeter materiel, and with the 3-inch

gun materiel,

model of 1902.

Weights, dimensions, etc.

Weight of

battery wagon, empty

pounds. .

1, 705

Weight of

battery wagon, completely equipped and loaded

do

3, 325

Weight of store

wagon, empty

do

1, 705

Weight of store

wagon, completely equipped and loaded

do

3, 590

Diameter of wheels

inches. .

56

Width of track

do

60

Free height under wagons

do

24. 5

Turning angle with limbers

,

degrees . .

75

Weight (approximate) at lunette of both wagons, loaded

pounds. .

112

Overall

length

".

inches. .

*

132

Overall width

do

*

74

Overall

height

do. ... *

88

*

Approximately.

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