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Demi-culverin

[dem-ee-kuhl-ver-in]
The demi-culverin was a medium cannon similar to, but slightly larger than a saker and smaller than a regular culverin developed in the early 17th century. Barrels of demi-culverins were typically about long, had a calibre of and could weigh up to . It required of black powder to fire an round shot. The demi-culverin had an effective range of .

Demi-culverins were valued by generals for the range, accuracy and effectiveness. They were often used in sieges for wall and building demolition.

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