Fauconneau

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Fauconneau, Musée de l'Armée, Paris. Length: 1.06m, cal 32mm, weight: 25.4kg, iron projectile. Circa 1510.

A Fauconneau was small type of cannon used during the Middle Ages and the early Renaissance. Typically, a fauconneau would weigh about 25 kg and have a length of about 1 meter. It was a semi-portable weapon. The fauconneau was mainly an anti-personnel weapon to be used on fixed fortifications.[1]

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  1. ^ The King's Army: Warfare, Soldiers and Society During the Wars of Religion James B. Wood p.157 [1]