French Caronade - XIX century Scale 1:17 This Caronade was built by the French following the style of the English developed a century before. The screwed sight, the stronger breech & gun carriage running on a track, made the French caronade more efficient. The gun was placed into the first & second rate vessels like the Toulonnaise, La Belle Poule and the Valmy.
English caronade - XVIII century Scale 1:17 This English caronade was built between the years 1776 & 1779 in Caron town Scotland, from which is taken the name. It was the first barrel cast in a pig iron foundry, really squat & with short range, but terribly effective during naval battles at short distance. Two english caronades were placed on the H.M.S. Victory fore deck.
Muzzle-loader - XV century An original muzzle-loader designed by Leonardo da Vinci.The shape of this old gun is very unusual & it was first used during the sieges.
Falconet - XV century
This Falconet was designed by Leonardo da Vinci. A modern chassis with re-designed sighting allowing for easy training & particularly with rear loading making this an excellent weapon.
Napoleonic cannon - XVIII century Scale 1:17 This 12 pounder was the most important of the field artillery of Napoleons infantry. When it was pulled by horses with a limber added for greater stability.
Tuscan mortar - 1746
This tuscan mortar with its original name, was used for half a century in many infantry battles. Pulled by horses it could be moved very quickly and provided devastating effectiveness especially at short range.
American coast cannon - 1780-1812 Scale 1:17
This Small Cannon was influential in the defence of the eastern coasts of the USA for more than thirty years. Easy to handle, this cannon was ideal for gunnery training and could fire a high volume of explosive balls.
French marine cannon - 1750 Scale 1:17. The front loading powder cannon is a classic of the first & second rate vessels; it was shipped on the french vessel Le Phoenix.
French fortress mortar - 1680 Scale 1:17 This nice model of a french fortress mortar was reconstructed from original plans. The barrel, large calibre, squat & short range, could fire explosive balls, loaded with stones, nails & scrap - iron.
Piedmontese powder - XVIII century
This piedmontese powder cannon can be considered the forerunner of the mountain artillery. The thin barrel & light gun-carriage could be disassembled quickly & carried bodily up the highest mountains.
The Scorpion - XVI century Scale 1:17 This launching arm can be considered one of the modern cannon forerunners. The Scorpion launched iron - balls, stones & arrows for more than two hundred metres, with the high precision of the 15 & 16 century powders.
Typical gun of the Pontifical states - XV century This Pontifical states typical gun takes its name from the loading system: The Mascolo. It is a moveable breech & could be loaded on the ground with iron - balls or stones. Some additional breeches increased the range of the gunfire.
Roman catapult - Ist. century B.C. It is a most elementary launching arm based on the bow principle; it was used for the capture & defence of towns & citadels. The roman catapult launched stones or stone balls & sand in leather bags to blind soldiers, riders and their mounts.
Norman catapult - XI century Scale 1:17. The norman catapult can be considered the forerunner of the modern mortars & its use spread in England very quickly till the first muzzle loading powders were invented.
Byzantine catapult - X century Scale 1:17. This model is built from an original byzantine 10th. Century drawing. Strongholds were able to shoot arrows, in defence, with acceptable precision & excellent efficiency.
The 15th. century tank
We should call this original Leonardo da Vinci idea, the 15th. century tank. Pulled by a pair of horses, one mounted, was used to force a gap in the enemy infantry lines.
Roman tower - X Century
The tower was built in the age of the Roman empire. An original tower, taken from Roman documents, is shown at the Museum of Civiltà Romana at Rome Eur. The kit contains all cut size wood & the metal cast head.
It was built at the beginning of the decline of the Roman empire & an original catapult is placed in the Castel Sant Angelo Museum at Rome. The construction is made with cut size wood and cast metal ornaments. The kit makes up into a fully working model.