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PostSubject: Neat Video: Testing Black Powder weapons on 6th Century Armor   February 18th 2016, 5:46 pm

Lamellar armor as used in the 5th and 6th is tested vs. early black powder guns and a Mongol bow & arrow. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSxFY917UH8&feature=youtu.be

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PostSubject: Re: Neat Video: Testing Black Powder weapons on 6th Century Armor   February 18th 2016, 8:35 pm

That was fun to watch as well as educational!
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PostSubject: Re: Neat Video: Testing Black Powder weapons on 6th Century Armor   February 19th 2016, 3:59 am

I was disappointed in the bow's performance plus the handgonne.

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PostSubject: Re: Neat Video: Testing Black Powder weapons on 6th Century Armor   February 19th 2016, 8:43 am

The effect on the arrow heads was surprising!

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PostSubject: Re: Neat Video: Testing Black Powder weapons on 6th Century Armor   February 19th 2016, 9:12 am

Fun video to watch!

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PostSubject: Re: Neat Video: Testing Black Powder weapons on 6th Century Armor   February 19th 2016, 2:29 pm

Interesting video.

The English used arrows with metal tips shaft size that did penetrate armor delivered from longbows.
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