TITLE

da Vinci's DEADLY DEVICES

PUB. DATE
September 2008
SOURCE
Military History;Sep/Oct2008, Vol. 25 Issue 4, p50
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article chronicles the history of sketchbooks with weapons of war drawn by Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci. According to the article, the sketchbook reveals intricate mechanical drawings that evince both the dexterity of an artist and the analytical mind of an engineer. It recalls that da Vinci sketched this rolling artillery battery around 1480 while in Florence. It also notes that da Vinci's cluster bomb comprises round shells fitted around iron spacers and stitched inside a pliable casing.
ACCESSION #
34183565

 

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