One of the wars that had a major effect is the Hundred Year War. During the war there were many helpful advances. For example gunpowder, artillery, and longbow, were a big achievements of the war. Longbows were an, English invention so that soldier would have a wider distance range.. Longbows were better than the crossbow because the longbow can shoot up to 270 yards men could shoot up to more than 10 bows per minute. At 14 training would begin, however English soldier did not go to war until the age of 21.
Every change, from as simple as bullets and ammunition, to as complicated as machinery, made a very important impact in these wars and the many wars to come. The science of ballistics has became more and more complicated and technical, coming a long way from nails down a barrel of a gun and powder in a sheep’s horn. Guns and weapons will continue to be improved. War will continue to become more harsh and deadly. The men and women behind all of these weapons will become smarter and smarter.
The musket, armed with its bayonet as well as the cannon proved to be worthy weaponry advancements in the infantry together with various pistols. The Civil War introduced the revolving pistol as well as the Gatling gun which enabled soldiers to produce rapid fire and destroy enemies in large quantities with a single round. New technological advancements in transportation such as the railroad, enabled large quantities of troops to travel to a given area in nearly half the amount of time. However, the turn of the twentieth introduced new technological advancements in the country as well as the military. This ignited a century of technological advancements in the military that has enabled the United States to excel in militaristic domination.
The larger bows with 400lb. draw weights could have ranges of over 400 yards they could fire large arrows, rocks and other types of projectiles accurately while staying well out of range of most enemy fire. These bows were built of large beams and sat on wheels so that 2 men could change the position of the bow easily. These bows were very powerful but were also very slow in loading and firing. They had mechanical winches, which were hand cranked to draw the bowstring back.
Use of the new, longer-ranged cannons and explosive shells had dramatica... ... middle of paper ... ...me, but took it to the completely new level making the Civil War the first modern war in history. All the changes in the naval technology on the both union and confederate sides were directly related to each other pushing the development of technology further throughout the war. So when either of the opposing sides began to use a new technology, the other needed another new technology to confront it. Just like the Confederates had to deploy torpedoes in order to protect their ports form the Union’s newly developed ironclads. So the huge effect of the Civil War on the naval technology can be explained by many different factors, but the main factor was the need of one of the warring sides to successfully confront the other.
Today the world has come up with even greater weapons such as bombs that could cover larger distance, machine guns that could shoot miles away, and techniques to build stronger infantry. Technology and techniques in war has always improved but since WWII advanced so vastly, using aircraft has helped troops immensely and guaranteed increased protection.
If there was one saying that comes to mind when thinking about these weapons it seems to be “the faster the better”. I say this because throughout history it proved important that the faster you could reload or the faster you could charge your weapon the more time users had to focus on what was really important, battlefield tactics and the enemy. From black powder firearms to cartridge style firearms, guns have always played an important role in United States history, and they will continue to do so for hundreds of years to come.
This book gives great insight to all the artillery and technological advances that are used in war. I did not realize something as small as the matter of gunpowder could make such a significant impact on history and military tactics. The Renaissance is defined as "new birth." All of the technologies in this book contributed to the Renaissance movement. These advances included the usage of gunpowder, different movements of fortification, the job description of the general.
As a result of the sharp shooting and the rifling feature,were used in one of the most popular guns during the civil ... ... middle of paper ... ...the Confederacy) The horsepower and the quickness of steamboats progress throughout the war. (Duppstadt) Steamboats started using coal during the war which powered the boat and was quicker and harder to steer than a sailing vessel. (Duppstadt) The advancement made to the boats power meant it was harder to gun down out at sea because it had more speed. (Duppstadt) Great Industrial and technological advances were made in the Civil War as seen by the muskets, artillery, and transportation and observation. For more information about his topic here are some suggestions on what to do further research on.
Finally, the third law of motion states that when one object applies a force to another, the other object applies the same amount of force back to the first object, but in opposite directions.? With these laws of motion, we can understand in detail how our world works. Also, that the movement of an object is more complex than a simple push. This discovery is taught to students all over the world because of its great importance and will continue to enhance the knowledge of the mystery of our earth. The importance of physics not only lies in the discoveries of the natural world, but in the technology in our modern lives.