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Too many factors at work to really say 'a bow has a range of X'. How strong a man is drawing the bow, is the wind for or against the direction of the arrow- how strong is it blowing? How well made is the bow? Is it in good repair? Also what kind of firing are you doing? Are you simply trying to shoot an arrow far irregardless of it hitting anything? Or are ...
The Hague (II) convention: "To kill or wound an enemy who, having laid down arms, or having no longer means of defence, has surrendered at discretion". "Grounding arms", dropping weapons, is consistent with unconditional surrender rather than any other form of limited capitulation (a bilateral legal act, when discussion under truce would be required). It ...
To take one example, in 1935, Hitler negotiated the Anglo German Naval Treaty (details in the link). Anglo-German Naval Agreement This treaty "broke" the Versailles Treaty because it gave Germany naval tonnage limits ABOVE Versailles. It was a bilateral treaty between England and Germany, concluded without consulting the other Versailles signatories, ...
My understanding is that the Dutch used the Klewang cutlass against the indigenous population in the war in Aceh at least into the 1930's . I believe the Klewang was specifically designed by the Dutch to combat the guerilla warfare tactics of the locals in this nasty jungle campaign.
I am Greek, so I know something about such things. Greek Fire was an early form of napalm that was used as a naval weapon because it could burn on and in water.
There is evidence of English longbows shooting farther than 250 yards, particularly at Crecy, where the longer bowshots were around 300 yards.
First, a correction on Deuterium; it is a hydrogen atom with a neutron as well as a proton in its nucleus, giving it an atomic mass of ~2 instead of ~1. Heavy water is a molecule with one hydrogen and one deuterium atom bonding to the oxygen, instead of two regular hydrogen bonding to the oxygen. It's chemical formula is DHO, (or sometimes colloquially but ...
This depends on many conditions (especially the type of gun), but I will outline a few of the main ones here. Vickers Machine Gun (1912) Rate of fire - 450-500 rounds/min. Effective range - 2000 m Maximum Range - 4100 m Weight - 15-23 kg Muzzle Velocity - 744 m/sec MG 08 (adapted from 1884 Maxim Gun) Rate of fire - 450-500 rounds/min. Effective range ...
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