Cannon Carriages

The carriages of Oman’s cannon, being principally of wood, have usually not lasted as well as the iron or bronze barrels. HEAEC craftsmen have constructed historically accurate wood and iron carriages for over 1000 Omani cannon, to enable them to be displayed in authentic castle settings

The new wooden carriages are also a safety feature; many cannon have been destroyed during Eid celebrations, putting onlookers at great danger, by firing them fixed to concrete plinths which cannot absorb the recoil.