Ati skills module_ specimen collection
- A brass fuse adapter for the 3” Federal Hotchkiss artillery shell found on the Bentonville Battlefield in North Carolina. The adapter screwed into the end of the shell and before firing a paper fuse was inserted. Comes as shown. A hand signed and dated “Certificate of Authenticity” will be issued
- 3 Inch Hotchkiss Shell. Shells like this one very rarely come out of collections. Especially a dug shell. It is in immaculate shape, complete with lead sabot and the brass fuse adaptor for a wood drive fuse. This is another piece that came out of the New York artillery collection. The Hotchkiss Shell was patented on Oct. 9, 1855.
- The Hotchkiss 6 pounder was adopted by the British army for the first tanks. During World War II the 6 pounder was the main weapon of the early units of the numerous and successful Fairmile D Motor Torpedo Boats of the Royal Navy, not being entirely replaced by more modern weapons until 1945.