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Cannon formed of iron staves hooped together and mounted on a primitive gun carriage. The elevation of the gun could be moving the rod on the front pillar into a different slot. From 'De re militari' by Roberto Valturio (Verona, 1472). Woodcut.

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Cannon formed of iron staves hooped together and mounted on a primitive gun carriage. The elevation of the gun could be moving the rod on the front pillar into a different slot.    From 'De re militari' by Roberto Valturio (Verona, 1472).  Woodcut.