|Drawing of a Da Jiang Jun Pao, from 'Wu Bei Yao Lue (《武備要略》').|
A Da Jiang Jun Pao has a length of about three chi six cun. It is usually loaded with one four to five catties lead ball together with one hundred smaller, six maces lead balls. Alternatively, a single eight catties lead ball can be used.
|Surviving Da Jiang Jun Pao on top of the Great Wall of China.|
By sixteenth century, the role of Da Jiang Jun Pao as heavy field artillery had been supplanted by more advanced European cannons such as the Wu Di Da Jiang Jun (無敵大將軍), although it was never entirely phased out.