Why was a Napoleonic musket so inaccurate? Why was the metal cartridge case such an important invention? And what was so significant about the automatic machine gun? Answer all these questions and many more in this historical survey of the soldier’s personal weapon. The narrative begins with the appearance of gunpowder, explores how the various firearm operating systems evolved over the centuries, and also explains how these technological changes influenced the way battles were fought. The story concludes with a look at what’s likely to happen to small arms design in the near future
- Duration: 45 mins
- Online Zoom Event: An event held in person
- Join as an individual or book for private groups up to 300
Meet The Speaker, Tim
Tim Barney is fascinated by military history and technology, and has always wanted to share his passion. Following a career in the IT industry, Tim now has the opportunity to pass on some of the fascinating facts and stories he has absorbed over the years. All Tim's talks are designed for non-specialist audiences and will appeal to men and women from every walk of life.
Preparing for the Event
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We also recommend that pets are either calmly sitting on your lap or in another room, and any refreshments you may require are within your reach!