Hwacha

One of my favourite exhibits in the Korea War Memorial Museum in Seoul is the Hwacha. This is the equivalent of a Multiple Launch Rocket System but from the early Choson period of Korean History. Mythbusters set out to prove or disprove it and the result is on YouTube.

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2 thoughts on “Hwacha

  1. Doug 30 November 1999 / 8:00 am

    That is very very very cool… has someone shown Phil Barker? 😛

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  2. thomo the lost 30 November 1999 / 8:00 am

    Yeah – they are very cool – although as they are Choson Korean they maybe a little late for Phil to worry about – until he gets around to DBR 😛

    Have a look here, https://thomo.coldie.net/gallery/main.php?g2_itemI… and you can see the ones in the Seoul War Memorial Museum, one of my favourite museums anywhere in the world! Also note the Chongtong at the bottom of the page and its projectile. The museum built a real one and there is a video of the firing of the real one at the museum on continous loop.

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