The golden age of the Pirates

¿Who?corsario y pirata
¿Why?corsario y pirata
Boats corsario y pirata
Weapons corsario y pirata

Approach corsario y pirata

Islands corsario y pirata
Splendor corsario y pirata
End corsario y pirata

Weapons Pirates, Corsairs, buccaneers, filibusters

Their weapons: daggers, swords, axes, cutlass, muskets, pistols, espontones, halberds, etc.

Pirates weapons, from knives to guns but all were easily manageable on the deck of a boat

corsario y pirata

Weapons Pirates

Short, long and firearms

The weapons used by the pirates, pirates, buccaneers, filibusters, were in line with the times in which they lived. Especially there were many pirates in the XV, XVI, XVII, XVIII centuries. And it was effective with his desire assaulting and robbing ships.

They soared above all the beginning of the collision, since in the melee not had time to recharge. Stabbing pirates were knives, swords, spears, axes approach, rams, pike, halberd, etc.

The most used were the easiest to use aboard a boat. The main guns were used by the pirates pistol, musket, arcabuzillo, musket etc.

They soared above all the beginning of the collision, since in the melee not had time to recharge. Stabbing pirates were knives, swords, spears, axes approach, rams, pike, halberd, etc.

The most used were the easiest to use aboard a boat. The main guns were used by the pirates pistol, musket, arcabuzillo, musket etc.

Your objective approach

Low accuracy of firearms

The accuracy of their guns was very low over long distances, were one shot, and it took too long to recharge. On the other hand in seeking pirates and privateers, seize both the ship and the cargo and important passengers used the weapons that would harm future assets.

Cannons used the essentials, what is necessary to break the sails of the ship and prevent flee, passing then to approach. When they reached the boat, they made the approach.

With axes, halberds and pikes broke the sails to immobilize it, and after a first shot muskets, pistols and muskets, went to hand combat with knives as knives, daggers, cutlass, swords, etc

Guns and Weapons

Daggers and cutlasses at short distances

The pirates were always heavily armed and with weapons were getting into their assaults. Their weapons were customary at the time, but preferred the weapons that could be used more easily and effectively in their approaches. Instead sword or saber large need much space to be effective preferred short swords or cutlasses very effective.

The guns used to swing on a pivot that allowed controlling the height of a wedge whose shot by phasing modified the shot. At first these bases of cannon were fixed and difficult burden.

Later he added a wheel that facilitated their movement and therefore the powder charge and heavy balls, the shells of the time.

Handguns of the pirates:

cutlass, dagger, ax ..

CUTLASS

Cutlass, is a generic term, although there were of different sizes. It used to be a short sword, broad and hamstring, usually single-edged. Widely used in addressing any of its variants.

DAGGER

The dagger is a knife, double-edged, with protection in the fist intermediate size between a dagger and a sword.

AX

The ax was used rather than fighting to immobilize the ship once addressed, breaking the candles. This way even if they wanted to maneuver the boat, the wind did not respond as it had not watch hooked and therefore could not flee and get away from the pirates.

The long arms of pirates:

halberd, pike, pike

HALBERD

The halberd was a long gun of about 2 meters long, tipped laza. At the top, first ax had a large surface, and the other one end with hooks.

PIKE

The pike, a spear was about 2 meters long, tip sheet or heart.

CHUZO

The Chuzo, was a small lance length with a round iron tip. Ideal for boarding.

 

PRIVATEERS Y PIRATES

Selecting the world of Pirates and Corsairs

Guns Pirates:

Musket, musket, pistol

ARQUEBUS

The musket was a muzzleloader, consisting of a metal tube, on a wooden base of 1 meter long. It evolved and improved method of ignition. It was heavy, low reaches 50 meters, and poor accuracy. Its great advantage was that it could pierce armor.

MUSKET

The musket is an evolution of the musket. He was 1 meter and a half in length, but with more powerful 100 meters, and with greater accuracy. The musket was more effective than the musket and lighter. In addition to use power more distance shooting from providing greater security and more time to recharge if the throw is failed.

GUN

The gun was small length, with little accuracy. Therefore it could be used only at close range. In humid environments such as on board ships posed a risk if the powder is moistened and thus not out shooting.

Pirates weapons: daggers, swords, axes, cutlass, muskets, pistols, espontones, halberds, etc.


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