Leonardo da Vinci's steam cannon foreshadowed the steam engines of the Industrial Revolution

D'Alto, Nick
March 2005
Military History;Mar/Apr2005, Vol. 21 Issue 7, p18
Focuses on the sketch of Leonardo da Vinci's Architronito, a cannon operated by the expansive power of steam. Background on da Vinci's 15th-century battle technology drawings; Use of perspective in creating a complex weapon system; Improvements in da Vinci's cannon design.


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