This design fans out ten gun barrels which appear to be loaded through the small door at the rear (breech loading). Breech loading machine guns didn’t appear until the U.S. Civil War four centuries later.
This entry was posted on February 3, 2013 by John & Lois. It was filed under Appleton, Da Vinci Exhibit, Houdini Museum .
Such an astounding portfolio I had no idea that Di Vinci was innovative! As always you put together wonderful pictorials and share your journeys with us, thank you so much!
February 3, 2013 at 9:34 am
Staring down at these barrels I`m hoping they are not loaded, great shot.
February 3, 2013 at 12:41 pm
DaVinci stole that Idea from the Roman’s, just added guns instead of 7 foot arrows, then Gatling stole Leonardo’s idea, and put em in a circle, I wonder who the Romans pinched it from? Likely Og the Caveman with his multi-stone slingshot! LoL
February 3, 2013 at 3:13 pm
It took me a minute to see the rifles in the drawings…what a innovator!
February 4, 2013 at 6:03 pm
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