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Featured battle : Schärding

Part of The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars

Date : 26 April 1809

The French had 24 guns, half of which were horse artillery, which they brought into action against the Austrian rearguard. The Austrians conducted a fighting retreat and after this engagement were not pursued for three days. [ Marshall Massena ordered a three days rest for his corps. Figures for casualties are not known for this engagement.

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Firepower through the ages - Flintlock musket of the 1770s - MUR3_ftamusket2

Firepower through the ages - Flintlock musket of the 1770s - MUR3_ftamusket2

Loading and firing an American flintlock musket of the American War of Independance

Gallery updated : 2014-11-18 16:57:25

Featured review :

Lockheed SR-71 Owners Workshop Manual

Davies, Steve & Crickmore, Paul
An excellent book on one of the world's greatest aircraft! It follows in Haynes tradition of 'manual' style books on equipment we'd love to own with fascinating detail gained from people who were intimately involved with the Blackbird, or 'Habu' as it was known amongst those who flew it. As well as detail of its genesis, history and missions there is plenty of detail on equipment, engines and of particular interest to myself, what it was like to actually fly one. The book includes a full list of the fate of each aircraft and a glossary of terms used. Full of photographs, diagrams and detail but still very readable. Highly recommended.
Haynes, 2012

Reviewed : 2013-01-29 00:00:00