Pierrier à boîte
|Pierrier à boîte|
Pierrier à boîte (1410). Musée de l'Armée.
|Place of origin||Western Europe|
|Used by||Western European countries|
|Wars||Hundred Years War|
|Effective firing range||?|
A Pierrier à boîte was an early type of small wrought iron cannon developed in the early 15th century, and a type of breech-loading swivel gun. It was part of the artillery of France in the Middle Ages, and the artillery of the Middle Ages in general.
Note: it should not be confused with the 18th-century pierrier as described in the Encyclopédie of Diderot, which was a thin-walled wide-mouthed stone-throwing mortar (see the lower image in his Pl. X).
- Pierrier à boîte, cal 72 mm, length 140 cm, weight 110 kg, seized in Constantine in 1837.