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Unformatted text preview: Japanese Samurais bow o More accurate that cross bow o Took Skilled hands to use Longer barrels intended to maximize projectile velocity. o Smaller projectiles o Cast iron balls o Cast from bronze, copper alloyed with tin 9:1 Copper and Tin Cost more than Iron o Furnaces were expensive o Bronze corrosion resistant Longer Barrels meant greater safety o Denser metal o Barrel walls got thinner, guns got lighter Cost of bronze went up o This made cast iron a better choice so they started redesigning ships to accompany their greater weight...
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- Spring '08