Bai Zi Chong (百子銃)

Ming Chinese Swivel Gun
Drawing of a Bai Zi Chong with reinforcing hoops, from 'Bing Lu (《兵錄》)'.
Ming Chinese Muzzle-loading swivel gun
Drawing of a Bai Zi Chong without reinforcing hoops, from 'Wu Bei Yao Lue (《武備要略》)'.
Bai Zi Chong (百子銃, lit. 'Hundred bullet gun'), also known as Bai Zi Lian Zhu Pao (百子連珠砲, lit. 'Hundred bullet rapid fire cannon'), is the Chinese name for muzzle-loading swivel gun. It is similar to its breech-loading counterpart in most respect. Prized for its wide arc of fire and accuracy, Bai Zi Chong is used primarily as shipborne anti-personnel ordnance and siege defence. It is also mounted on Qing Che (輕車) and Jia Huo Zhan Che (架火戰車).

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