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Split-trail gun carriage

Affusto di cannone a code divaricabili

This model is an example of a split-trail gun carriage, which is very innovative and interesting because it features a traversing mechanism (in the turning of a gun to change the direction of fire), which allows greater angles of elevation. The gun can be rotated quickly both horizontally (via guidance system) and vertically (via a pin gear). This helps guide the weapon to the target.

Codex Atlanticus, sheet 1110


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