Gallery of Gongs and Cannons. Lantaka or rentaka were a type of bronze swivel gun mounted on merchant vessels and warships in maritime South East Asia. It was commonly equipped by native seafaring vessels from Malaysia, the Philippines, and Indonesia. cannons lantaka royal military gift vintage, Typically the earliest cannon with beautiful ornaments from this region are from foundries in Melaka and Pahang,[2] with later models from foundries in the Netherlands and Portugal, next from their respective settlements, and finally from Brunei and other local craftsmen. However, there were also double-barreled variants that were used extensively in the Philippines. In Malaysia, these double-barreled variants are called Meriam Lela (Malay for ‘Lela Cannon’) and appears to be longer than a typical lantaka.

It was commonly equipped by native seafaring vessels from Malaysia, the Philippines, and Indonesia. cannons lantaka royal military gift vintage, Typically the earliest cannon with beautiful ornaments from this region are from foundries in Melaka and Pahang,[2] with later models from foundries in the Netherlands and Portugal, next from their respective settlements, and finally from Brunei and other local craftsmen. cannons lantaka royal military gift vintage.

 

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