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Old 3rd April 2012, 04:09 PM   #4
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By the mid-15th century, cannon barrels had become notably longer as this illumination in a Swiss Gothic manuscript, on the first crusade, of 1465 depicts (St. Gallen, Sitftsbibliothek, Cod.Sang. 1658, fol. 161, detail); obviously, the rules of ballistics were more closely obeyed.

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