Model of a stone mortar, anonymous, c. 1750 - c. 1800

Model of a stone mortar, anonymous, c. 1750 - c. 1800

brass (alloy), d 11cm × l 27cm × w 15cm × h 17cm More details

A stone mortar was loaded with a reed basket full of rocks and used for firing at living targets. Mortars could fire projectiles at a much steeper angle than cannons, and so could easily shoot over fortification walls or obstacles.

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