The Zumbooruck, Or Camel Gun.

by Daniel Russ on February 21, 2014







The Zumboorucks was a thoroughly Arab invention at the end of the dynastic era of Eqyptian kings. Camels were festooned with huge ceremonial drums or other martial bands accompanying armies. The idea was adopted quickly by the Mughals and the Afghans. It was bound to happen although I have never heard of a horse mounted cannon or gun.


It wasn’t long before the 18th century desert armies mounted a cannon or rifle on a swivel and had a sort of light field artillery. In the 1850s, Gatling Guns were loaded upon Camels, pictured below.


camel gun


Source: History Channel, Wiki,




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Gerald February 21, 2014 at 9:44 pm

Now ive seen and heard it all. I knew of the German’s ataching explosives to dogs in order to blow up Russian tanks, but Camels as mobile weapons platforms unbelievable.

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