Thursday, June 17, 2010

Miletus Gastraphetes, Bow-Firing Missile Launcher

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"Marsden's interpretation of this launcher is very similar to Schramm's except for the stand. Here, the three legs are splayed, two to the front, and one to the rear, on a Y-shaped base. An additional strut is required to support the stock of the machine (Authors drawing after Marsden)"


Duncan B. Campbell, "Greek and Roman Artillery, 399 BC -AD 363," Osprey Publishing, New Vanguard, 89, UK, 2003.

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