Siege Weapons of the Far East (2)

AD 960–1644

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Siege Weapons of the Far East (2)

AD 960–1644

Description

From the 11th century AD, East Asian armies made increasing use of exploding missiles and siege cannon to reduce the fortifications of their enemies. Some of these weapons were very similar to those used in Europe for example, the heavy siege cannon used in the siege of P'yongyang during the Japanese invasion in the late 16th century. Others, like the Korean hwach'a carts mounting over a hundred rockets that were used to bombard the Japanese at Haengiu in 1593, were very different from their European contemporaries. This book details the design and use of the wide range of weaponry available during this period.

Product details

Published Aug 20 2012
Format Ebook (Epub & Mobi)
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781782002260
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 42 b/w; 7 col
Series New Vanguard
Short code NVG 44
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Author

Stephen Turnbull

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Illustrator

Wayne Reynolds

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