Thursday, June 17, 2010

Miletus Gastraphetes, Bow-Firing Missile Launcher, Shramm's Interpretation

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"Shramm's interpretation of the launcher results in a solid workmanlike machine. but he departed from Biton's description in several key areas. The raised block that can be seen on the slider is perforated to guide the twin arrows. (Author's drawing after Shramm)


D.B. Campbell, "Greek and Roman Artillery, 399BC - AD363," Osprey Publishing, New Vanguard, 89, UK, 2003

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