Guilmartin Notes

Guilmartin Notes - Japanese Samurais bow o More accurate...

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Guilmartin 53-89 The Weapons of War at Sea Before gunpowder boarding was the way to go in a sea fight o Close combat (half-pikes, glaives, halberds) Crossbow most important missile weapon o Lethal at short and medium range o Quickly mastered o No physical strength Ships gave them protection and time to span their bows unlike land Spanish shoulder arms replaced crossbow o Arquebus o 100-150 yards The Arquebus was then replaced by the Musket European o Heavier, more powerful o 300-500 yards Military Bow o Force of 100-175 bounds o Able to penetrate plate armour Turco-Mongol Recurved bow English Long bow
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Unformatted text preview: Japanese Samurais bow o More accurate that cross bow o Took Skilled hands to use Longer barrels intended to maximize projectile velocity. o Smaller projectiles o Cast iron balls o Cast from bronze, copper alloyed with tin 9:1 Copper and Tin Cost more than Iron o Furnaces were expensive o Bronze corrosion resistant Longer Barrels meant greater safety o Denser metal o Barrel walls got thinner, guns got lighter Cost of bronze went up o This made cast iron a better choice so they started redesigning ships to accompany their greater weight...
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