Arquebus, or Harquebus, an early firearm. Several types of firearms were known by the name arquebus during the 16th and 17th centuries. All were fired from the shoulder or chest. The firing mechanism was originally a matchlock, a device that held a piece of burning wick and touched it to the powder in the gun when a trigger was pulled. Later, other firing arrangements were used.
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The Panzerkampfwagen VI Tiger II was the most massive and heavily armored tank of World War II. This tank carried an 88-mm gun that was capable of penetrating 7.2 inches of armor. Learn about the Panzerkampfwagen VI Tiger II.