Definitions: Hurtor

How they were designed, built and protected armies and strategic areas.
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Definitions: Hurtor

Post by pud » Sun Dec 31, 2006 9:05 pm

These are items not often seen in the reconstruction of fortifications in Canada. They were a simple piece of timber placed in front of the gun-carriage in order to protect the parapet from damage during the firing of the gun. They may have in fact been a part of the gun deck or they may have been part of the construction of the actual parapet wall.

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