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Medieval Handgonnes - The First Black Powder Infantry Weapons (Paperback, New) Loot Price: R328
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Medieval Handgonnes - The First Black Powder Infantry Weapons (Paperback, New): Sean McLachlan

Medieval Handgonnes - The First Black Powder Infantry Weapons (Paperback, New)

Sean McLachlan; Illustrated by Gerry Embleton

Series: Weapon, No. 3

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In the early 14th century, a new weapon entered the arsenals of European armies. This first generation of black powder weapons put fear into the heart of the enemy and in 1453 Ottoman cannon succeeded in pummelling the once-impregnable walls of Constantinople. But cannons, which are both slow and cumbersome, were difficult to use and often proved inaccurate. The first handgonnes were the answer. Easily dismissed by later historians as nothing more than crude tubes that shot wildly inaccurate lead balls, more recent research has revealed the true accuracy of the medieval handgonne together with its penetrative power. This volume, complete with detailed illustrations and colour photographs of reconstructed handgonnes, reveals the true history of what could easily have been the most revolutionary weapon in history. This book will be a must for medieval enthusiasts and re-enactors.

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Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Series: Weapon, No. 3
Release date: October 2010
First published: October 2010
Authors: Sean McLachlan
Illustrators: Gerry Embleton
Dimensions: 248 x 184 x 7mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 80
Edition: New
ISBN-13: 978-1-84908-155-9
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence
Books > Humanities > History > World history
Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence > Weapons & equipment
Books > Humanities > History > World history > 500 to 1500
Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence > Weapons & equipment > General
Books > History > World history
Books > History > World history > 500 to 1500
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LSN: 1-84908-155-7
Barcode: 9781849081559

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