Directing the Range for the Mortars at Fort Wright

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Stock #: 368869
Type: Postcard
City: Fishers Island
State: New York (NY)
County: Suffolk
Publisher: American Colortype Co.
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

Additional Details:
No, these men are not trying to figure out the solution to a problem in mathematics, but are engaged in solving a very real problem of modern warfare. To be an office of artillery requires a comprehensive knowledge of higher mathematics, and range finding for mortars is even harder than for the other types of guns with longer barrels. Because of the peculiar construction of mortars, in order to get any considerable range, it is necessary that they be fired at a great angle of elevation. Note the telephones which enable the officers to give instructions to their men, who are doing the actual work of aiming and loading the mortars

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