Bonagente’s Cingolo

You may remember my post previously published about the invention of the In 1898 Italian captain Crispino Bonagente: the cingolo (plural cingoli), i.e. a type of track formed by a series of plates on oscillating support, mounted on the wheels of the guns.

Here’s one of these elements, displayed in the Museo della Guerra Bianca of Temù (Italy). It was for a 149 mm Italian gun. In my previous post I wrongly stated that these plates were metallic ones; this item shows that they could be wooden ones too. Thanks to the peculiarity of the war in the Alps wooden items can be found in an astonishing state.



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