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Old 9th July 2017, 08:13 PM   #3
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: California
Posts: 463

Bravo! I'd like to see video of some live fire showing the effect of these cannonballs on their targets. Would be interested in some details of the actual processes used in making this copy.

By the way, is that the base of a trébuchet that I see off in the corner in the left side of the frame? Years ago, a UK friend alerted me to a bunch of guys in England who built and shot full-sized ones. They managed to hurl small refrigerators, and dead pigs a respectable distance and were planning to lob a spinet piano from an especially large machine they were building.

I hope that this sport catches on. Imagine a Turkish, with a good-sized reproduction of one of Mehmet the Conqueror's bombards, setting it off the shadow of the Theodosian walls that still stretch across the landward side of Istanbul.
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