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[Historical]"Wasta Rajab" cannon


During the rule of Mir Muhammad Pashai Gawra (1813-1837 A.D.), a factory was founded in Rawanduz city in Erbil to manufactore weapons and ammunitions under the supervision of Wasta Rajab. The latter who was sent to France to learn about this subject and later designed and supervised the manufacturing of cannons. He made 222 cannons in three different sizes of which the largest was accomplished in 1823 A.D. The cannon pictured below is 1.5 meters long. Some of Wasta Rajab's cannons are on exhibit at Baghdad museum. The cannon was named after its inventor, and is therefore called the "Wasta Rajab" cannon.



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