Siege Weapons of the Far East (2)

Increasingly from the 11th century AD, East Asian armies used exploding missiles and siege cannon to reduce the fortifications of their enemies. These ranged from heavy siege cannon such as those used during the siege of P'yongyang with the Japanese invasion of the late 16th century; a weapon that would have been similar to those used in contemporary Europe, to Korean hwach'a; carts mounting over a hundred rockets which were used to batter the Japanese at Haengju in 1593. This book details the design and use of the wide range of weaponry available during this period.

Increasingly from the 11th century AD, East Asian armies used exploding missiles and siege cannon to reduce the fortifications of their enemies. These ranged from heavy siege cannon such as those used during the siege of P'yongyang with the Japanese invasion of the late 16th century; a weapon that would have been similar to those used in contemporary Europe, to Korean hwach'a; carts mounting over a hundred rockets which were used to batter the Japanese at Haengju in 1593. This book details the design and use of the wide range of weaponry available during this period.

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