When was the Matchlock invented?

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When was the Matchlock invented?

The first dated illustration of a matchlock mechanism dates to 1475, and by the 16th century they were universally used. During this time the latest tactic in using the matchlock was to line up and send off a volley of musket balls at the enemy.

Q. What were the new weapons used in ww1?

Military technology of the time included important innovations in machine guns, grenades, and artillery, along with essentially new weapons such as submarines, poison gas, warplanes and tanks.

Q. What new weapons were used in ww1 quizlet?

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  • poison gas. A new weapon introduced by the Germans but used by both sides. …
  • trench warfare. Opposing armies on the Western Front had dug miles of parralel trenches to protect themselves from enemy fire. …
  • machine guns. Fired ammunition automatically. …
  • airplanes. …
  • submarines. …
  • tanks.

Q. What were the effects of new weapons in ww1?

With no need to re-aim the gun between shots, the rate of fire was greatly increased. Shells were also more effective than ever before. New propellants increased their range, and they were filled with recently developed high explosive, or with multiple shrapnel balls – deadly to troops in the open.

Q. Which weapons did the Pilgrims used for hunting?

Historical evidence shows an assortment of firearms came across the sea with the pilgrims. Most were smoothbore muskets or fowling pieces along with a few snaphaunces (early flintlocks), perhaps a few pistols and two or three wheellocks of which one was Alden’s.

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