Interpretation of Leonardo da Vinci's project. This is not a total invention, but the optimization of an existing weapon. At the time of Leonardo, in fact, the bombards were used in sieges. Their large opening allowed them to fire large balls that could easily open large breaches in the enemy's defenses. But the machines were very heavy and took a long time to be maneuvered. In addition, they were completely ineffective in the open field. Leonardo studied the problem by optimizing the war machine. He made reloading easier and faster, eased the recoil, and designed a quick aiming system. Above all he invented a new type of projectile that, once launched, exploded into many tiny bombs.
There are 51 pieces, including some leather finished parts. Glue is recommended to join some pieces when assembling this model. Illustrated instructions in Italian and English are included with the kit. See the additional tab on the product page to view the instructions online.
Model Specifications (assembled):
Length: 20 cm (7.9 inches)
Width: 15 cm (5.9 inches)
Height: 18 cm (7.1 inches)
Estimated assembly time about 50 minutes