- had a swivel to turn in different directions
- had a somewhat rapid fire property
- mug chaped chamber
- siege of Moji
- battle of takajo
- imjin War
They were initially used as an alternate to the expensive bronze cannons. They were developed in the 14th century and were produced more because of the high effectiveness.
It was used mainly as a anti-personnel gun such as a modern machine gun and they were also used on warships at the bow and stern.
"Breech-loading Swivel Gun." Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Web. 12 Jan. 2011. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breech-loading_swivel_gun#Characteristics>.
Breech Loadig Swivel Cannon Munich 1632. Digital image. Web. 12 Jan. 2011. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Breech_loading_swivel_cannon_Munich_1632.jpg>.
Oozutsu Japanese Breech Loadaing Swivel Cannon. Digital image. Wikipedia. Web. 12 Jan. 2011. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Oozutsu_cannon_Japan_16th_century.jpg.
~Pre 1800 cannons~
2. Culverin Cannon
Culverin Cannon." Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Web. 12 Jan. 2011. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Culverin>.
Early Culverin Cannons Pic. Digital image. Wikipedia. Web. 12 Jan. 2011. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:EarlyCoulevrines.jpg.