Over the next fifteen years, he invented and developed bronze boat guns, heavy smoothbore shell guns, and rifled ordnance .
Elizabeth responded to Essex's behaviour by appointing Cecil as secretary of state, but her fury gradually abated and she appointed Essex master of the ordnance and even gave him command of a new expedition against Spain in 1597.
Some who worked on the cannons had bent backs from the constant lifting of guns and ordnance .
By the time I released my ordnance , I was only five miles in trail.
Precision munitions, mostly fired from air-or sea-based platforms, accounted for 7 percent of all ordnance expended during Operation Desert Storm.
The total amounted to more than 180,000 pieces of ordnance .
the ordnance corps
The vessel was essentially a truck designed to bring ordnance within firing range of targets.
Artillery generally offers greater responsiveness and persistence, while air-delivered ordnance is usually more accurate and lethal.
the gun was a brand new piece of ordnance