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 Neat Video: Testing Black Powder weapons on 6th Century Armor

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PostSubject: Neat Video: Testing Black Powder weapons on 6th Century Armor   Neat Video: Testing Black Powder weapons on 6th Century Armor Empty2016-02-18, 17:46

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   Neat Video: Testing Black Powder weapons on 6th Century Armor Empty2016-02-18, 20:35

That was fun to watch as well as educational!
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I was disappointed in the bow's performance plus the handgonne.

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The effect on the arrow heads was surprising!

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Fun video to watch!

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Interesting video.

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