Shen Huo Wan Quan Tie Wei Ying (神火萬全鐵圍營)

Ming Dynasty Rocket Cart
Drawing of a Shen Huo Wan Quan Tie Wei Ying, from 'Wu Bei Zhi (《武備志》)'.
Shen Huo Wan Quan Tie Wei Ying (神火萬全鐵圍營, lit. 'Perfect iron fence of divine fire'), sometimes shortened to Shen Huo Tie Wei Ying (神火鐵圍營, lit. 'Iron fence of divine fire'), is probably the earliest iteration of the Chinese rocket cart, first recorded in the fourteenth century Huo Long Shen Qi Zhen Fa (《火龍神器陣法》). It is a heavy wagon mounted with four wooden cabinets, each cabinet contains four Shen Nu (神弩, lit. 'Divine crossbow'), four Shen Jian (神箭, lit. 'Divine arrow'), four Shen Qiang (神槍, lit. 'Divine spear') and four Shen Qian (神鉛, lit. 'Divine lead') or Shen Dan (神彈, lit. 'Divine bullet'), for a total of sixty-four firearms. Judging from the names, these weapons probably are cannon-launched dart, rocket, fire lance and small cannon respectively.

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