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Forum: European Armoury 13th August 2019, 10:50 AM
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Posted By fernando
I am impressed by your translating skills, Wayne...

I am impressed by your translating skills, Wayne ;) .
Indeed this is a very Spanish (Castillian) refrain, surely older than your wotsit :D .
It is invoked twice by Sancho in Cervantes great work Dom...
Forum: European Armoury 12th August 2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 382
Posted By fernando
Basically, yes. What a temptation would be to...

Basically, yes. What a temptation would be to draft the losers from a battle towards such a captive entertainment ... salary savings diving into the captain's purse :rolleyes:.
Forum: European Armoury 12th August 2019, 07:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 382
Posted By fernando
I just picked that one as i could pick another....

I just picked that one as i could pick another. Meaning to say that images, even those carved not far from or even within the period may, or in fact, are less an evidence of facts than the author's...
Forum: European Armoury 12th August 2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 382
Posted By fernando
Two in one ...

It would appear as one reads that, the fashion to exhibit ships rams of defeated enemies was first practiced by Gaius Duilius, eventually the same who first used the boarding bridge (corvus) against...
Forum: European Armoury 11th August 2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 382
Posted By fernando
Ephemeral, if i may; Romans borrowed the term...

Ephemeral, if i may; Romans borrowed the term used for the beak (snout) of an animal and we, Post Romans, later brought it back, this time for the face (rosto) of a human ;).
For the ships ram we...
Forum: European Armoury 11th August 2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 382
Posted By fernando
Right Wayne; 'Morteiro' and not 'Obus'. Still you...

Right Wayne; 'Morteiro' and not 'Obus'. Still you caught my drift in that they fired a (here technically called) 'vertical' shot and did not kick backwards... which was the subject.
Also in local...
Forum: European Armoury 11th August 2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 382
Posted By fernando
Aren't they ugly, when you think of the charm of...

Aren't they ugly, when you think of the charm of "normal" sailing ships ?

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Forum: European Armoury 11th August 2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 382
Posted By fernando
Bursting ... why ?

Was it 'over' heating due to intense discharges or 'over' loading of gunpowder ?


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Forum: European Armoury 11th August 2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 382
Posted By fernando
A prestigious "Napolifashion" in the...

A prestigious "Napolifashion" in the period, Jim ;)

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Forum: European Armoury 11th August 2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 382
Posted By fernando
At least Rick, these howitzers, not shooting...

At least Rick, these howitzers, not shooting tense straight but in angle, didn't kick back but risked entering the ground below :shrug:.


You can see them waiting for the missing one ... ;) .


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Forum: European Armoury 11th August 2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 382
Posted By fernando
Impressive indeed. Here a couple more from the...

Impressive indeed. Here a couple more from the same period...


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Forum: European Armoury 9th August 2019, 05:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 485
Posted By fernando
Jim, i was referring to my self inflicted...

Jim, i was referring to my self inflicted frustration for not noticing what looked obvious (to me) in the first place; not expecting such zealous assumption to be hijacked ;).
As i started by...
Forum: European Armoury 9th August 2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 485
Posted By fernando
Wink A bit of a detour

They say that, the worst blind is the one who doesn't want to see.
If we look at Phil's gun, the ignition system is the one perpetuated by Allen Thurber, known as 'bar hammer'.
With this...
Forum: European Armoury 8th August 2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 485
Posted By fernando
Notwithstanding those decorations have no...

Notwithstanding those decorations have no European touch, like Phil's example; still i agree this as obviously being a pertinent approach.


Jim, the way i have read you, you were inclined towards...
Forum: European Armoury 8th August 2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,118
Posted By fernando
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Forum: European Armoury 7th August 2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 645
Posted By fernando
Different Empires, Wayne. Brazil constituted his...

Different Empires, Wayne. Brazil constituted his own Empire after independence from Portugal 1822-1889. You may derust your TRANSLATING MOTOR...
Forum: European Armoury 7th August 2019, 06:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 645
Posted By fernando
Thank you for your help Bruno. However i fail to...

Thank you for your help Bruno. However i fail to make out all the four letters for the word REAL. Definitely the letter before the last "L" is not a "A"; even assuming a first letter (R) would be...
Forum: European Armoury 7th August 2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 485
Posted By fernando
Interesting item indeed, Phil ... Indeed a piece...

Interesting item indeed, Phil ...
Indeed a piece that falls into the 'usual unusual' items. Meaning that here and there, composites of this kind pop up, regardless of their non massive proliferation....
Forum: European Armoury 7th August 2019, 03:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 645
Posted By fernando
Thank you Bruno; Obrigado Wayne ;) . I have been...

Thank you Bruno; Obrigado Wayne ;) .
I have been trying in vain to contact Brazilian resources connected to their Navy, in order to decode that inscription; but it seems they are not that amenable. I...
Forum: Swap Forum 6th August 2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 519
Posted By fernando
Shipment included.

Shipment included.
Forum: European Armoury 6th August 2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,118
Posted By fernando
Most interesting, Hombre :cool: .

Most interesting, Hombre :cool: .
Forum: European Armoury 5th August 2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 477
Posted By fernando
Your'e welcome Phil... and come again :cool: .

Your'e welcome Phil... and come again :cool: .
Forum: European Armoury 4th August 2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 666
Posted By fernando
Filipe, there is no doubt that, my uneducated...

Filipe, there is no doubt that, my uneducated attempt to approach powder dynamics, burning versus exploding, has by far a better clarification in the comprehensive way you put it.
Also your...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd August 2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 666
Posted By fernando
Red face What i have heard ...

Jim, i was once told that gunpowder, as the one dealt here, does not explode but, quickly burns... faster or slower depending on its granulation. It would only explode if confined, as cited by...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd August 2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,632
Posted By fernando
Red face Boring ...

I should ask for tolerance over approaching once more the tremendous ambiance that surrounds a combat of artillery; but i could not resist to quote the great historian and grammarian Joćo de Barros...
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