Perhaps fire arrows like those in the link below were used in the Swedish Loshult cannon, 1340-1360?
I found this forum thread, showing a lot of cool stuff; above all the fire arrows and arrows used in pot-de-fer-cannons, such as described/linked to in these posts:
Die Geschützdarstellungen des Walter de Milemète von 1326/7
Fitting round pegs into square holes?
Cool page about the earliest cannons
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Etiketter 14th century, Arms, Black powder, Bössa, Cannons, Fire arrow, Medeltid, Pot-de-fer, Walter de Milemète, Warfare, Weapons
meticious article (in German) also concerns the Milemete guns. Although my German is only limited, I found it to be very interesting.
article on the earliest firearms. The author tries to prove that the earliest types of cannons, like the Loshult gun, were used in the siege of Eltz castle in 1331-1333.
I came across this page when surfing:
The Milemete Guns. It contains an analysis of the pot-de-fers known from Walter de Milemete’s De Nobilitatibus, Sapientis, et Prudentia Regum. It’s well worth a read if you are into handgonnes like us!