Siege Weapons of the Far East (2)

AD 960–1644

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Siege Weapons of the Far East (2)

AD 960–1644

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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.

Table of Contents

Introduction · Siege warfare in the Far East AD 960–1644 · Exploding Bombs · Rockets · Siege Cannon · Defensive measures and machines · Assault weapons · Siege Weapons for mining · Colour plate commentary · Index

Product details

Published 25 Jan 2002
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781841763408
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 42 b/w; 7 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series New Vanguard
Short code NVG 44
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Stephen Turnbull

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Wayne Reynolds

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