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Muzzle loading cannons at the Swedish Naval Museum (6648150909).jpg
A historic/retired cannon. Usually found on forts or battlefields. Edit or translate this description.
Group: Historic
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may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysshould not be used on areasshould not be used on relations
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A historic/retired  cannon which has become a tourist attraction or a museum exhibit and generally remains in one place (usually on forts or battlefields).

How to map

Place a node node where the cannon is located and tag it with historic=cannon.


  • Occasionally, decommissioned cannons and other military vehicles are used to commemorate people or events, which can be indicated by a name or an inscription somewhere on the installation. In this case, historic=memorial can be used. Do not tag cannons that commemorate nothing as memorials.

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Possible Rendering

Historic cannon.png suggested by User:Chrisana13