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Muzzle loading historical cannon
Function Artillery piece
Crew 4-6

Traditionally an artillery piece of no larger size than an 8 Pounder, usually using gunpowder as a propellant and muzzle loading. It is often confused with a field gun, for example the capbadge of the Royal Artillery is sometimes referred to as a cannon, however the gun depicted is a 9 pounder.

These days, the term gun is more likely to be used.

Also used to refer to quick firing weapons of 15 - 30 mm calibre such as the Rarden.