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Kalak Bangadi, 3rd Largest Cannon in India At Janjira Fort, weighing over 22 Tons

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By Sidthecool007 - It is a Picture Captured and Processed at Janjira Fort, Raigad
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Kalak Bangadi, 3rd Largest Cannon in India At Janjira Fort, weighing over 22 Tons

Janjira at Murud



A special attraction of this fort are 3 gigantic cannons named Kalalbangdi, Chavri and Landa Kasam. These cannons were said to be feared for their shooting range.[4] Another gate to the west is sea-facing, called 'Darya Darwaza'.


The famous Kilkila cannon in Mehrangarh Fort

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The famous and one of the oldest Kilkila cannon in Mehrangarh Fort

Cannons of Tipu Sultan era found in Bangalore: ASI

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Published on Nov 24, 2012

Worker digging up an underground section of the Bangalore Metro rail were in for a surprise when they discovered a 12 feet cannon and a cannonball - believed to be from the Tipu Sultan era. The construction site, where the 18th century cannon was unearthed, falls between Tipu's summer palace and the Bangalore fort. It is one of the rarest discoveries in the Karnataka capital relating to that period.




The Tipu Sultan Collection of Arms : 21 April Sale Highlights

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Book review: Guts, Guns and Some Glory

A military history about the Indian armed forces sets a benchmark for thoroughness and excellence.

Book | India’s Wars: A Military History 1947-1971
Author: Arjun Subramaniam
Publisher: Harper Collins
Pages: 576
Price: Rs 799 It is a refreshing change to see a senior, serving IAF officer writing an all-encompassing tri-service military history, following in the footsteps of the great Thucydides, and closer home, Lt Gen P S Bhagat,Maj Gen DK Palit and Lt Gen S K Sinha. Most of our military history, written by retired armed forces officers, concerns their own service and are either personal accounts justifying their conduct, or provide their perception of historical events. The author has maintained a detached, scholarly approach, devoid of service and regimental loyalties or even patriotic emotions. To that extent, the book is
a benchmark. Subramaniam is widely read and his research is thorough, as is evident from72 pages of endnotes, detailed secondary sources and an elaborate index. His…

Pistols & revolvers in the Crimean War & Indian Mutiny (Adams & Colt)

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A look at the use and effectiveness of revolvers and other types of pistol during the mid-19th century, specifically in the Crimean War and Indian Mutiny, which an original source reading of the ineffectiveness of one particular revolver.

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Indian Mutiny combat account and the weapons mentioned - Sabres, tulwars, carbines, rifles, pistols

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Published on Feb 14, 2017
Reciting an original close combat account with swords and firearms by Lieutenant de Kantzow, 9th Bengal Native Infantry, from the Indian Mutiny of 1857. Weapons featured are the 1853 pattern cavalry sword, an Indian tulwar, an 1845 pattern infantry officer's sword, an Indian cavalry carbine dated to 1859, an 1853 pattern Enfield rifled musket and bayonet, a French 0.72 single shot pistol, an English transitional revolver, a Beaumont-Adams revolver and a modern replica 1851 Colt London Navy by Uberti.
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Bhagat Singh’s gun that killed John Saunders, found after 90 years

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School students have a look at a pistol with which freedom fighter Bhagat Singh had shot British police office... Read MoreIndian Freedom fighter Bhagat Singh had killed British officer John Saunders on December 17, 1928. The pistol that Bhagat Singh had used to fire the bullet killing Saunders has found after 90 years.
Indian Freedom fighter Bhagat Singh had killed British officer John Saunders on December 17, 1928. The pistol that Bhagat Singh had used to fire the bullet killing Saunders has found after 90 years and half a century of being lost in a storeroom in CSWT museum. According to reports by ToI, the .32 mm Colt automatic was sitting on public display at the Reoti firing range of the Border Security Force in Indore on Tuesday. It must be noted that it was on this very day, February 15, 1931, that the Viceroy, Lord Irwin had rejected the final mercy petition filed by Congress President Madan Mohan Malviya.
According to reports, many people saw the gun placed in a glass case on…