Artifact Date:

A.D. 1000 - 1499

Artifact Era/Dynasty:

Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)

Creator:

Unknown

Creator Ancestory:

Chinese

Department:

The Museum Proper

Replica or Original:

Replica

On Display, In Storage, or in a Private Offsite Collection:

On Display

Primary Material:

Wood

Medium:

Bomb

Dimensions:

24" x 19" x 4.5"

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Classification/Category:

Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology

Specific Classification:

Incendiary Bomb

Notable Signatures,

Inscriptions, and/or Markings:

Donated by:

Unknown

Accession Number

1993.012.001

Catalogue Entry

The Magical Flying Fire Crow is one of the first rocket prototypes. The Chinese Military created an aerodynamic rocket bomb, crafted uniquely in the likeness of a crow. Constructed from bamboo, the rocket soars through the air, utilizing its wings. This explosive projectile was propelled into the sky and into stationary or slow moving targets.


《神火飛鴉》是最早的火箭原型之一,為中國軍方所創造。《神火飛鴉》是一種空氣動力火箭彈,以烏鴉的形狀為原型製作。火箭由竹子製成,利用它的翅膀在空中翱翔。這種具爆炸性的火箭彈會被射入天空,從而擊中靜止或緩慢移動的目標。

Online References:

Artifact Date:

A.D. 1000 - 1499

Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)

Artifact Era/Dynasty:

Unknown

Creator:

Chinese

Creator Ancestry:

Catalogue Entry

Online References:

Department:

The Museum Proper

On Display, In Storage, or in a Private Offsite Collection:

On Display

Replica or Original:

Replica


Listen

00:00 / 01:04

Classification/Category:

Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology

Specific Classification:

Incendiary Bomb

Notable Signatures,

Inscriptions, and/or Markings:

Primary Material:

Wood

Medium:

Bomb

Dimensions:

24" x 19" x 4.5"

Donated by:

Unknown

Accession Number:

1993.012.001

Magical Flying Fire Crows 神火飛鴉