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De første kanonene
The first cannons

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  Links to sites that have some information on medieval cannons
 
Forskjellige konstruksjons metoder av løpet til disse kanonene
(Eng. different construction metods for the barrels)
 
 

 

    Most of these drawings where done when the cannons where in relatively good shape in 1858. To make it easy I have implemented a metric ruler in supplement to the original in Danish-Norwegian Feet of 31,4 cm. I have plans to add some text to the pictures later. if you need more information on one of them, give me a note. The drawings file names referes to actual folio of the original documents in "Gammelt skyts" (Old ordnance) from 1858.
Right click Drawing and select save target as, to get the full size drawing to your own computer.
Use a suitable program to scale and print them.
     
Plan Litra  
1 A
    Bombard from the Anholt wreck. When found the gun was loaded with a ironball and thick rope yarn from the back.
1 B
    Bombard from the Anholt wreck. The gun had no chamber when found.
2 A
    Bombard from the Anholt wreck.When found the gun had an ironball seated 30cm from the muzzel.
2 B
    Bombard from the Anholt wreck.
3 A
    Bombard from the Anholt wreck.
3 B
    Bombard from the Anholt wreck.
4 A
    Bombard from the Anholt wreck.
4 B
    Bombard from the Anholt wreck.
5   Skerpentiner (Eng. sling?) From Køpenhagens harbor.
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9 A
    Ringe barse (Eng. base)
     
10 A
     
10 B
    Pothund The Pothund drawing is of a very old model at Tøyhusmusset in Denmark. The model have a bore at the front of 11,5 lines or 25,07mm.
See also pictures "The different cannontypes". The Pothund is a swedish one from Sjøhistoriska museet bore is 15cm in front.
This type of gun was to shoot canisters of wood with small stones or pieces of iron. The name transelates to: Port = gun port, or opening to defend
hund = "dog" in Portugal the have the same name Câo (dog), The dog part have nothing to do with dogs, but is the Dutch name for conic or tapered.

 

 

 

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