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WW I Gun INDIAN WAR MEMORIAL MUSEUM,RED FORT

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This gun was used in WW-I,kept at INDIAN WAR MEMORIAL MUSEUM,RED FORT,Delhi
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A Gun from collection of Jodhpur Fort, India

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Ancient Gun at Fort Kochi

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Ancient Gun at Fort Kochi
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Ancient Gun at Fort Kochi.. The plank reads PART OF FORT EMMANUEL WERE THE GUNNERY, FILLED WITH POWERFUL GUN TO KEEP A CHECK ON THE INCOMMING SHIPS WAS LOCATED.

Malik-e-Maidan Tope (Canon), Bijapur

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Next to Gol Gumbaz and Ibrahim Roza, Malik-e-Maidan Tope is the next major attraction in Bijapur. According to my guide Veeranna two such cannons, each weighing 50 tonnes, were made in present day Madhya Pradesh and brought here. One of the cannons got drowned in a river while crossing it.


The body is supposed to be an alloy of five metals and one specialty of this cannon is that it never heats up even in the worst of summers. The bore diameter is approximately 15 inches. Just try to imagine the power of the blast.


Art and engineering join hands to create this weapon. As you see here, an elephant is getting crushed in a lion's jaws. That's supposed to depicts the cannon's destructive power.


The lion face actually looks fierce. The eyes and whiskers add fierceness to the face. Notice the nostril and the ears. Very detailed. The cannon would flatten everything in front of it and leave an open field.


This cannon is installed on the western wall of Bijapur city to…

The south fort and the old gun

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The southern fort stands on the top of a bluff crag at the south end of the same range as the northern one. The fort has an inner and outer line of works. The works were chiefly curtains 10 to 20 feet high defended by bastions holding ordance. The inner line of works was higher than the northern fort and commanded both that fort and the town. These have been partially destroyed. The fort and a little level space and a poor water supply from a small cister. The only object of interest in the fort is an old English cannon dated 8.2.1925 which is 6’101/2” long. There is an inscription dated 1543 A.D. in cae No. III at Badami recording abhayaion of a bastion on the southern fort just above the caves, by the abhaya king Sadasivaraya.