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Medieval Handgonnes
Category: Historical Books
Genre: Book - Reference - Historical
Product Line: Weapon - Assorted
Author: Sean Mclachlan
Publish Date: 2010
Pages: 80
Dimensions: 8x10x.25"
In Print: Yes
Condition: MINT/New    
NKG part # Mfg. part # Type Condition
2147744117 OSPWEAP003 WEAP3 Softcover MINT/New

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 pummeling 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 color 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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