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Thread #65619 Message #1082554
Posted By: MudGuard
30-Dec-03 - 02:13 PM
Thread Name: BS: Guns on planes
Subject: RE: BS: Guns on planes
McGrath, as you suggest crossbows, I guess you have not yet seen a bolt shot from a crossbow go through a 3mm thick piece of high qualitiy steel (I have seen that - very impressing)...
Shortly after the invention of the crossbow, the then-current pope said: this weapon will lead to mankind exstinguishing itself.
It was the first weapon with which you could kill a knight from a distance, even if the knight wore full armour.