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Karaman 2010 2072.jpg
17-DEC-2010

Karaman 2010 2072.jpg

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15th century, from the Karaman state.

The bombard is a cannon or mortar used in medieval times. It was a large caliber, muzzle-loading artillery piece mainly used during sieges to throw stone balls at opponent’s walls. The primary use was to break down the walls of the enemy so the army could get to the enemy. Bombards were made of bronze (sometimes) or iron (mostly) and used gunpowder to launch the projectile through the air.

Correspondent: J.M.Criel, Antwerpen
Source: Wikipedia.

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