Swedish Leather Cannon (9/12)

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The Swedish Leather Cannon was literally exactly that – a leather cannon. Adopted by Sweden in the 1700s, the Leather Cannon was technically made out of copper, but it was covered in leather. This way, it would be light enough to be efficiently carried by just two men across a battlefield, at a time when cannons were so heavy that it would take multiple men just to move them a few feet. The Leather Cannon was highly innovative, because it was one of the first historical examples of mobile artillery. 

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