See the historical heritage of Russian artillery and casting art
The King-gun is a medieval cannonry (bombard), a piece of art of Russian artillery and casting, that was made of bronze in 1586 by Russian craftsman Andrei Chokhov at the gun court during the reign of Feodor I of Russia.
According to one of theories the “King-gun” name is connected with an image of Feodor I of Russia, but it is most possible that name came from the size of this cannon. Earlier, cannon was also called “Russian Shot-Gun” because it was supposed to use case shot. A cannon also was classified as basilisk.
The King-Gun was listed into the Guinness Book of Records as the biggest cannon of all times. The King-Gun is one of the biggest guns in history.
In 1980, the Gun was renovated in Sepukhov and examined by experts of Artillery Academy by Dzerzhinsky. Structure of gun’s barrel is a classical bombard for shooting with pellets of 800 kg. It was also discovered that the king-Gun was used at least once.
This copy of the King-Gun is a present from Moscow to Ukrainian city of Donetsk where it was mounted before the city hall building in may 2001.
In 2007, a copy of the King-Gun was mouted in yoshkar-Ola atobolonskogo-Nogotkova Square. It was specially casted at Butyakovsky shipyard.
There is a 20-inch giant in Perm: the world biggest cast iron cannon which is a battle unit at the same time. Perm King-Gun was made in 1868 on the order of Board of Admiralty at Motlovikhinsky cast iron cannon plant.
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