The Ordnance Society

Ordnance & Artillery of All Periods


These superb ANIMATIONS have been produced by Ordnance Society member Rob Brassington, and include detailed views of the operation of a number of guns including larger calibre weapons as well as  machine guns.  They are on You-Tube in the following three Playlists:

Automatic Machine-Guns (24), including some hand-held, early Maxim, Vickers, Lewis, Browning, Hotchkiss and Oerlikon etc.:


Hand-Powered Machine-Guns (11), including, Gardner, Gatling, Hotchkiss and Nordenfelt:


Torpedoes and Big Guns (16), including 6 torpedoes, French 75 and the Armstrong-100 ton gun: