The “Lockdown Longbow” is actually a modern compound crossbow that shoots medieval war arrows at exactly the same speed as a 160lbs English War Longbow. Why am I doing this?
1. I am too weedy to draw a really heavy war bow
2. This allows me to run all sorts of tests showing what a powerful longbow can do without actually having to learn to shoot one.
A dreadful cheat, but effective; and now I have the arrows for the tests!
We will be going on to shoot at all manner of armour and material samples and loads of other tests too….coming soon.
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Wax on arrowheads film https://youtu.be/oC30A6noRmY
Why do bolts have wooden fletches https://youtu.be/uDXdw22pPzA
Joe Gibbs – Mary Rose bow speeds https://youtu.be/OyEc8tkGBJc
Arrows by Will Sherman at https://www.medievalarrows.co.uk
TYPE SPEED MASS MOMENTUM ENERGY
7 178fps 3.3oz 36.7 lb·ft/s 101ftlbs
9 181fps 3.0oz 33.9 lb·ft/s 95ftlbs
M2 194fps 2.6oz 31.5 lb·ft/s 94ftlbs
16 206fps 2.2oz 28.3 lb·ft/s 100ftlbs
7 54 94g 5.1 kgm/s 137J
9 55 85g 4.7 kgm/s 129J
M2 59 73g 4.3 kgm/s 127J
16 63 68g 4.3 kgm/s 135J