Medieval Mortar Cannon (Rubber Band Powered Cannon)
Medieval Mortar Cannon (Rubber Band Powered Cannon)
Steve Travers
Price: $9.95

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makeMZST presents The Medieval Mortar Cannon

Actually fires a wood projectile


 Althought this replica is a toy any toy that fires a projectile can injure or be dangerous
If you make this toy please use with caution

The Medieval Mortar Cannon ( Rubberband Powered Cannon)


The bombard is a cannon or mortar used in medieval times. It is a large-caliber, muzzle 
loading cannon 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. 
Most bombards are made of iron and use gunpowder to launch the projectile through the 
air. There are many types of bombards including the Mons Meg, Dardanelles Gun, and the 
handheld bombard. Bombards are part of a family of super guns that have a big role in 
history. They have been used throughout the middle ages and have had a profound impact 
on many wars.
The oldest representation of a bombard can be found in the Chinese town of Ta-tsu. In 
1985, Robin Yates was visiting Buddhist cave temples when he saw a sculpture on the wall 
of a demon holding a hand-held bombard. The muzzle seems to have a blast and flames 
coming from it which some believe is proof of some type of super gun. Yates examined the 
cave and believed the drawings dated back to the late 12th century.
The British began using cannons in the late 14th century. They first used them as 
defensive weapons but then began using them as siege weapons. Henry IV, Henry V, and 
James II won battles with the use of bombards. James II destroyed many castles with his 
one and a half ton cannon named “The Lion.” 
Most bombards started with the construction of a wooden core surrounded by iron bars. 
Then, iron hoops were driven over these bars in order to surround and cover them. The 
whole structure was then wielded with a hammer while it was still hot at about 1300 
degrees. The rings then subsequently cooled and formed over the bars to secure them. The 
last step was to incinerate the wooden core and to attach a one-piece cast. The 
complicated procedure required a highly skilled forge who could work quickly and 
precisely with a hammer.
Collect your Medieval, Bombard, Mortar Cannon Today!

Color Assembly Guide Included

For Laser or Scroll Saw cutting.
Can be cut on CNC Router but some filing and or sanding will be required on inside corners.
Small router bits 1/16th will be needed.

This Cannon is from our designer Steve T  It does not need springs or bolts nut or screws to make
Just cut glue and assmeble and you are ready to go

Comes in six scales both metric and inch
1/4 inch and 6mm 1/8th and 3mm 1/2" and 12mm
also files for CNCRouter version with Dogbone fillets

Copyright on this model allows you to make 50 copies then you must purchase another copy.
Commercial licenses available. Contact us!



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