Swedish Leather Gun

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Scale: 28mm
Metal
Made to Order

While we hold as much stock as possible, on occasion this product may need to be cast especially for you by our expert staff. If your order includes this item, it may take a few more days before we ship it.

Requires Assembly

This product is supplied unassembled and unpainted. Glue and paints not included.

Description

Description

The leather cannon, or leather gun, was designed from the desire to build a light and cost effective weapon that would help fill the gap between the portable musket an the more static heavy cannons in use at the time. The gun's odd name comes from the varnished leather that acted as a protective surface layer of the piece.

Swiss and Austrian engineers were believed to have been the first to develop the Leather Gun. King Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden, used them during the PolishǃÏSwedish War ¨Üof 1626ǃÏ1629. Leather guns also saw plenty of action during the English Civil Wars in the mid-17th century, especially in Scotland.

Gustavus Adolphus' tactics were based around the effective use of firepower, and whilst heavy cannon were effective during the early stages of a battle, they could not be moved from their initial deployment position. As such, the artillery could not respond effectively to developments in battle but this new, lighter style of cannon ¨Ünow made this possible.

Pack contains 1 metal gun and 3 metal gun crew.

Note: Models supplied unassembled and unpainted

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