Thursday, June 17, 2010
Miletus Gastraphetes, Bow-Firing Missile Launcher
"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.