David Penn is former Keeper of Exhibits & Firearms at the Imperial War Museum and is now a consultant.
He is President of the Arms & Armour Society, a Vice President of the Historical Breechloading Smallarms Association, the Muzzle Loaders Association, the British Association for Shooting & Conservation and Secretary of the British Shooting Sports Council.
His interest is in 19th and early 20th century firearms.
Did you know?
4 Eiffel Towers
During the siege of Sebastopol the British fired about 10,000 tonnes of iron shot; the French fired 510,000 round shot, 236,000 howitzer shells and 350,000 mortar shells – a total of around 43,000 tonnes of iron! About the same weight as 4 Eiffel Towers.
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