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Loshult Cannon

  • Medieval Era
  • Less than 1 min

By Crusader1307

One of the first examples of cannon/howitzer classes of weapon, The Loshult was cast in bronze. It weighed 175-pounds and was capable of firing a 15-pound shell. Roughly 4 feet long, a surviving example was found in Sweden (which proved it existed). Documented from the period as having been used by The French during The Battle of Crecy, it is difficult to determine what type of carriage it may have used. It may have been installed on a wooden sled device and pulled by rope (or oxen). Although still difficult to move by hand, it is still an example of early artillery.