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    1464 Dardanelles siege cannon - photos

    The Dardanelles Gun, designed and built in 1464 by a Turkish engineer. Cast in bronze in two parts.

    Fullsize image: https://diqn32j8nouaz.cloudfront.net...n_fullsize.jpg



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    Wonder what the ID is? It looks pretty big!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralphxyz View Post
    Wonder what the ID is? It looks pretty big!

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    Eyeballing it, it looks to be about 1054 mm.
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    Thanks Frank for that link!! Wow, interesting history!

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    I like how it was used successfully in combat, 343 years after it was cast.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dardan...07)#The_battle

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    I like how it was used successfully in combat, 343 years after it was cast.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dardan...07)#The_battle
    Yes impressive testament to design and quality of the casting,
    I only wish that the cradle and fixings were still with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mklotz View Post
    Eyeballing it, it looks to be about 1054 mm.
    I think you were pretty close not allowing for the thread & reducing it back. I don't really know but a bit like sleeving a piston or a collet. VERY IMPRESSIVE all the same & for the info all have given here.

    Thanks for the eye opener to the old ground opener.

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    In 1453 at the seige of Constantinople, its predecessor was probably partially buried to restrain recoil, and aim. There are no discoverable contemporary pictures or descriptions of the mounting system from 15th century. There are some drawings from 1860 when it was used to guard the Dardenelles.1464 Dardanelles siege cannon - photos-bombards-fort-chanak-1860.jpg



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