Swedish Artillery Equipment

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Introduction

Sweden led the way to lightening filed guns in the XVIIIth Century.

Each infantry battalion had its 3-pdr own regimental gun. Standard line artillery sizes were 3-pdr, 6-pdr and l2-pdr smooth bore guns, plus 8-pdr and 16-pdr howitzers.

Guns, limbers and caissons were painted light blue and the brass barrels and brass fittings were free of paint. There are also references to iron fittings.

Artillery Pieces

Cannon

3-pdr Cannon

1741
Swedish 1741 3-pdr gun on carriage – Source: DigitalMuseum and the Swedish Army Museum
Model Barrel
Weight
Barrel
Length
Barrel
Bore
Ratio
Length/Bore
Shot
Weight
Shot
Diameter
Charge Horses
1741 n/a 187 cm 8 cm 24 - n/a - n/a


M1748
Swedish 3-pdr regimental M1748 bronze gun barrel – Source: DigitalMuseum and the Swedish Army Museum


Swedish Cronstedt System M1751 carriage for 3-pdr regimental gun – Source: DigitalMuseum and the Swedish Army Museum
Swedish 3-pdr regimental gun mounted on a M1747 carriage – Source: DigitalMuseum and the Swedish Army Museum
Model Barrel
Weight
Barrel
Length
Barrel
Bore
Ratio
Length/Bore
Shot
Weight
Shot
Diameter
Charge Horses
Model 1748 Cronstedt n/a 126.5 cm 8 cm 16 - n/a - n/a

N.B.: calibre comes from other similar pieces (AM.049753 and AM.049759) in the catalogue of the Swedish Army Museum. Other measurements come from piece AM.049759.

6-pdr Cannon

Swedish 6-pdr iron field cannon – Source: DigitalMuseum and the Swedish Army Museum


Swedish 1758 carriage for 6-pdr gun – Source: DigitalMuseum and the Swedish Army Museum
Model Barrel
Weight
Barrel
Length
Barrel
Bore
Ratio
Length/Bore
Shot
Weight
Shot
Diameter
Charge Horses
Model 1758 814 kg 236.5 cm 9.8 cm 24 n/a n/a n/a n/a


12-pdr Cannon

Swedish 12-pdr field cannon – Source: DigitalMuseum and the Swedish Army Museum


We have found no technical information on this piece yet.

Howitzers

8-pdr Howitzer

no information found yet

16-pdr Howitzer

Swedish 16-pdr iron howitzer (cast in 1743) – Source: DigitalMuseum and the Swedish Army Museum


Model Barrel
Weight
Barrel
Length
Barrel
Bore
Ratio
Length/Bore
Shot
Weight
Shot
Diameter
Charge Horses
Model 1741 n/a 110 cm 9.5 cm n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Mortars

16-pdr Mortar

Swedish 16-pdr M1751 iron mortar (cast in 1758) – Source: DigitalMuseum and the Swedish Army Museum
Swedish 16-pdr iron mortar (cast in 1757) – Source: DigitalMuseum and the Swedish Army Museum


Swedish 1758 carriage for 16-pdr howitzer – Source: DigitalMuseum and the Swedish Army Museum

We have found no technical information on this piece yet.

References

DigitalMuseum and the Swedish Army Museum

O'Hara, Danny: Eighteenth Century Wargaming Resources On-Line (a great site who seems to have disappeared from the web)

Purky, Jim: Swedish Army Organization, Seven Years War Association Journal Vol. X No. 1