Cannon with peg elevating gear

Cannon with peg elevating gear

Cannon with peg elevating gear

Inv. 410
Interpretation by Giovenale Argan, 1952 - 1953

This is one of the three firearms drawn by Leonardo on the same folio. Owing to its size, it was intended to be used in field action by infantrymen. Besides having a light gun-carriage mounted on wheels, this weapon can be adjusted in height by means of a peg blocking system. This gun is front-loaded and has a bronze muzzle.

The model is based on the drawing:

  • Codex Atlanticus f. 76 v. (1478-1480)
    Milano, Biblioteca Ambrosiana