Indian mountain battery, 1878 (c)

 
Indian mountain battery, 1878 (c)
4 0 c m
 
35cm
actual image size: 27cm x 32cm

Indian mountain battery, 1878 (c).

Photograph, 2nd Afghan War, 1879 (c).

In the rugged terrain of Afghanistan, wheeled and horse-drawn artillery was restricted to the plains and valley floors. This is where mountain batteries, pictured here ascending forested heights, came into their own. Weighing only 90 kg (200 lbs), their 7-pounder Rifled Muzzle Loading Mountain Guns could be dismantled and carried on mules over the roughest ground.

Image Details

Negative No.
 
97069
Accession No.
 
NAM. 1965-10-212-51

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