Part IV of the collection is a survey of the various artillery systems employed by the Koreans. This includes the famous Hwacha (listed as the Shin-Ki Jeon from the Perry Miniatures site.) and the Hwago artillery piece.
|Hwa Cha from the Museum|
The Hwacha is a bottle rocket launcher on steroids, essentially ripple firing long, explosive tipped arrows.
|Hwa Ho and Hwa Cha|
|Hwa Go up close|
The Hwago is a similar system but is more of an organ-gun with 50 short gun barrels loaded with three metal darts each.
|Hwa Go from Jinjuseong fortress|
|Hwa Cha from Jinjuseong fortress|
One of the interesting features of Korean cannon is the variety of projectiles. Rather than just using stone or metal cannon balls, many fired a steel capped wooden dart. Cannon were used both on Korean war
|A collection of Naval pieces in a mock-up of a Korean Warship.|
|Part of a mural depicting a fight between Korean garrison troops and the Japanese. You can see a mix of artillery pieces.|
|Smaller field piece|
|Similar Rockets from Jinjuseong Fortress|
|Collection of pieces from Jinjuseong fortress museum. Note the small mortar in the back.|
|Demonstration cannon from Suwon Palace grounds.|
Finally, there were multiple examples of heavier artillery pieces from the various fortresses and later periods.
|Display from the museum|
|More museum pieces|
|A later (18th -19th C?) howitzer|
|Gun display at Suwon fortress|
|The fields of fire have changed significantly since the 16th century.|