I want to test heavy English war bows against different armour types to find out what they can do; but I can’t shoot one….
And the “Lockdown Longbow” was born. An arrow launcher that shoots real longbow arrows of the correct weight, at the correct speeds and I am going to shoot at flexible armours, steel, wood, shields and who knows what, in a series of films that will enlighten us all.
Fun, but proper education and exploration too.
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Joe Gibbs – Mary Rose bow speeds https://youtu.be/OyEc8tkGBJc
Arrows V’s Armour film https://youtu.be/DBxdTkddHaE
Bolts v’s flexible armour https://youtu.be/Uoz0eggQen8
Wax on bolt heads https://youtu.be/oC30A6noRmY