Man Tian Pen Tong (滿天噴筒, lit. 'Spurt tube of sky-filling')
|Drawing of a Man Tian Pen Tong, from 'Ji Xiao Xin Shu (《紀效新書》)'.|
Smoke screen was an important tactical element of Chinese warfare. Besides Pen Tong, smoke screens were deployed by grenades, bombs, rockets or cannons.
Fei Tian Pen Tong (飛天噴筒, lit. 'Flying spurt tube')
|Drawing of a Fei Tian Pen Tong, from 'Ji Xiao Xin Shu (《紀效新書》)'.|
Fei Tian Pen Tong is usually employed in naval warfare to burn enemy riggings. It is the one-use, gunpowder-based version of greek fire that is lighter and more compact than its naphtha-based counterpart.
Da Huo Long (大火籠, lit. 'Big fire basket')
|Drawing of a Da Huo Long, from 'Bing Lu (《兵錄》)'.|
Du Long Pen Huo Shen Tong (毒龍噴火神筒, lit. 'Divine tube of fire-breathing vicious dragon')
|Drawing of a Du Long Pen Huo Shen Tong, from 'Wu Bei Zhi (《武備志》)'.|
Du Long Pen Huo Shen Tong is mounted on a long pole so that it can be used to attack enemy defenders stationed on the wall (and to keep its user far enough from inhaling the poison smoke).
Zuan Xue Fei Sha Shen Wu Tong (鑽穴飛砂神霧筒, lit. 'Tube of divine mist with orifice-boring dust')
|Drawing of a Zuan Xue Fei Sha Shen Wu Tong, from 'Wu Bei Zhi (《武備志》)'.|
Zuan Xue Fei Sha Shen Wu Tong is as bamboo tube filled with a type of poison dust that can cause bleeding from all orifices, unconsciousness and blindness. It does not require fire or gunpowder to spread the dust (although fire does help propagate the dust further), but its use is very dependent on the wind.
Small amount of poison dust can be stored inside a pouch or hollowed-out egg to be used as a deadlier version of metsubushi.
Shen Shui Pen Tong (神水噴筒, lit. 'Spurt tube of divine water')
|Drawing of a Shen Shui Pen Tong, from 'Wu Bei Zhi (《武備志》)'.|
Shen Shui Pen Tong is a very unique weapon and possibly the world's first water gun. It is basically a giant bamboo syringe filled with a mixture of liquid slaked lime and various poisons (slaked lime alone can cause severe skin irritation, chemical burn and blindness).