video on longbow vs xbow
- Just found a short video on the longbow versus the crossbow.
- John edgerton wrote:
> Just found a short video on the longbow versus the crossbow.Ok, I have never been a big fan of the research on that BBC show. Or
rather the lack of research. Now the conclusion on rate of fire they
reach is interesting. But what did they sacrifice to reach it.
With a period release, on period style bow, starting without being
spanned and loaded, four bolts in thirty seconds, using a belt claw to
load is an amazing performance. So I have to question how powerful was
the bow. How much training did the men have ect, ect, ect.
In fact I wonder about all the bows he showed. They just didn't look
like they were performing the way a bow of the correct power should.
Anyone know which episode this was? (of course maybe I shouldn't, I
might end up yelling at the TV screen again)