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Cannon with screw elevating gear

Artiglieria con elevazione regolabile a chiodo

This is one of the three firearms drawn by Leonardo on the same folio. It comprises a very easily manoeuvrable carriage mounted on wheels, and its elevation can be adjusted in height by means of a screw. This gun, which is front-loaded and has a bronze muzzle, was meant to be used in field action by infantrymen.

Codex Atlanticus, sheet 76 v. 1480-82


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