ARMSTRONG RIFLES BREECH LOADING FIELD ARTILLERY AND WAGONS: ROYAL CARRIAGE DEPARTMENT PLANS, 1860-1880
170pp., 4to, 35 double page Royal Carriage Department plates, 53 plans, 39 tables. 2020. The Royal Carriage Department plates were the working plans produced to accompany the various editions of the Treatise of Military Carriages. While the treatises can be found in various editions and reprints, only a few RCD plates have previously been made available even to researchers. Fortunately, an almost complete set of plates has been found and preserved in the private reference collection of Simon Trendall. In addition, using the extensive specialist knowledge of Dr.Stephen Summerfield, Editor of the Smoothbore Ordnance Journal, we have been able to reproduce the plates supported by text from contemporary Treatise of Military Carriages to create this invaluable reference for the historian, model maker and restorer of ordnance of this period.