TURKISH BOMBARD – the real thing
I have found this video to be particularly useful in my modelling of the Ottoman bombard. The subject of this video is the gun that the Turkish sultan gifted to Queen Victoria when the Brits and the Turks were allies. It might be one of the guns which fired on the British fleet in 1807, when it (the gun) was 343 years old!
Notice the colour. It is aged bronze. I am thinking about how to reproduce that colour on my model.
Length of the assembled gun 5.2m (17′)
Breech weight 8942kg
Barrel weight 8128kg
Average weight of shot 307kg
the model is at a scale of 1:10. photos soon. being painted.