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Google previewFarrow's Military Encyclopedia (1895)

A Dictionary of Military Knowledge by Edward Samuel Farrow

FLYING SAP. — In all siege-operations, when the trenches have been pushed forward to within destructive range of case-shot, the construction by the simple trench has to be abandoned, and one which will afford more speedy shelter resorted ...

Google previewA Handy Dictionary of Military Terms (1873)

by William Wallingford Knollys

Flying sap is constructed by each man ' s placing two gabions in front of him and rapidly filling them with earth . Ordinary sap is executed by men of the Royal Engineers ; flying sap , by infantry soldiers . Double and direct sap is a method of ...

Google previewIconographic Encyclopaedia of Science, Literature, and Art (1851)

by Johann Georg Heck

The Flying sap is carried on under cover of gabions, 3 feet high and 2 feet in diameter, placed by the laborers immediately along the trace. Upon the gabions, fascines or sand-bags are placed, until the parapet is 4£ feet high. The ditches are 3 ...

Google previewEncyclopædia Britannica; Or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, &c. on a Plan Entirely New (1783)

By Which, the Different Sciences and Arts are Digested Into the Form of Distinct Treatises Or Systems, Comprehending the History, Theory, and Practice, of Each, According to the Latest Discoveries and Improvements; and Full Explanations Given of the Various Detached Parts of Knowledge, Whether Relating to Natural and Artificial Objects, Or to Matters Ecclesiastical, Civil, Military, Commercial, &c., Together with a Description of All Countries, Cities ... a General History, Ancient and Modern, of the Different Empires, Kingdoms and States, and an Account of the Lives of the Most Eminent Persons in Every Nation, from the Earliest Ages Down to the Present Times ...

flying sap. - - The fimple sap, or the sap without any other appellation, is made on one fide, or, which is the same thing, has only one parapetoe" The double sap has a parapet on each side, and is carried on wherever its two fides are seen from ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Nineteenth-century Land Warfare (2001)

An Illustrated World View by Byron Farwell

Flying Sap. In siege operations, when a trench (sap) had been pushed forward to a point in which those digging came under the fire of the enemy's artillery, gabions were brought forward, filled with earth, and placed along the trench to protect ...

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