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Turkish Artillery 17th Century 1/72 Scale Plastic Model Kit Red Box 72067

Theme: Military

Era : 1501-1799

Scale : 1/72

Material : Plastic

Series: Figures

Recommended Age Range: 12 Years & Up

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Artillery is one of the three oldest branches of the military, the main strike force of the ground forces of the modern Armed Forces. Artillery has a diverse classification according to its combat mission, types of weapons systems and organizational structure. Artillery with a caliber of 105 mm and larger is capable of using chemical and biological munitions, and starting with a caliber of 152–155 mm is capable of using tactical nuclear munitions. Includes cannons, howitzers, mortars, recoilless rifles, combat vehicles, anti-tank guided missiles and rocket artillery; artillery and small arms ammunition; artillery vehicles - wheeled and tracked tractors and others; fire control devices; reconnaissance and firing equipment; all types of small arms, grenade launchers.
In addition, the name "artillery" is used to denote the type of troops, as well as the science of the device, design, production and operation of artillery weapons, their combat properties, methods of firing and combat use.
Firearms and artillery weapons spread at the turn of the 12th-13th centuries. In Europe, it first appeared among the Spaniards, who borrowed it from the Moors and Arabs. Arabs have long used modfy, or midfa - "fire tubes", closed on one side, firing round bullets called bondok, that is, "nut". According to four Arabic manuscripts, in 1260 the Mamluks used them in the battle with the Mongols at Ain Jalut. According to the Egyptian historian Ibn Khaldun, in 1274 the army of the Moroccan sultan Abu Yusuf Yakub used "oil machines" (hindam al-naft) during the siege of the Algerian city of Sijilmas, firing small iron balls