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A medieval gun shield was an experimental weapon hybrid of a gun and a metal shield, made in 1544. It is a metal shield with a gun embedded in the center, as well as a grille for viewing.


History Edit

The gunsmith Giovanni Battista of Ravenna proposed this gun shield to King Henry VIII of England, and King Henry ordered 100 to be made for his royal guards. They were really amazing and changed history forever. Many variants

There are two variants of gun-shield. One is Italian manufactured, and one British. The Italian is of smaller caliber and lighter. It is assumed the English version was meant to be used on ships, while the Italian to be handheld.

Usage Edit

100 Gun Shields were made turned out to be very successful and 1000 more were made

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