Articulated mount

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Articulated mounts are a special form of mounts that are used in particular in ship artillery for light cannons .

With the articulated mounts, the barrel of the cannon is forced with the help of specially constructed articulated connections to lift itself slightly during the recoil in such a way that it lowers itself backwards (down) after the end of the return movement.

Articulated mountings were designed by the Italian captain of the Navy Albini and are therefore sometimes named after him.

Another type of mountings that use articulated connections was used for disappearing mounts. Here, the recoil is used to swing the cannon down into cover when it is hit; after loading it is swiveled back up into the firing position.