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Unread postAuthor: singularity » Mon Oct 16, 2006 8:55 pm

heres the deal guys i have a bunch of wood and nothing to do with it, so i figure ill make a weapon out of it, a polybolos. a polybolos is a weapon developed by the romans, it was the "machine gun" of the time, it was more or less giant rapid fire crossbow. i have ran into a problem however, i cant seem to find a decent picture of the thing. im sure i must be calling it the wrong thing or something i cant imagine that there isnt one recreation of the thing or even a decent description of it. i only know it exist because i saw it on tv one time, but there wasnt much about it. so, can someone help me find a picture of this dam thing?!?!
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Unread postAuthor: ammosmoke » Mon Oct 16, 2006 9:05 pm

Dude! the thing is awesome, try this link.

<a href="http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.mlahanas.de/Greeks/war/Catapults-Dateien/image009.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.mlahanas.de/Greeks/RepCatapult.htm&h=528&w=640&sz=61&hl=en&start=1&tbnid=3YB1o_FmSVUTEM:&tbnh=113&tbnw=137&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dpolybolos%26svnum%3D10%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D%26safe%3Dactive%26client%3Dopera%26rls%3Den%26sa%3DG">USE THE F'ING A TAG, DUMMIE! (link)</a>
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Unread postAuthor: Tyro » Mon Oct 16, 2006 9:09 pm

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Unread postAuthor: djt » Mon Oct 16, 2006 9:10 pm

that thing is sweet! its going to be alot of work to build it though.
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Unread postAuthor: ammosmoke » Mon Oct 16, 2006 9:25 pm

Omg, that would be totally, ahhhhh, horribly,,,,,,hard to build. You could look at some of the other catapults on the site, such as the ballista, I would try that personally.

But, if your into a challenge, TRY IT! AND POST PICS!!!!!!!!! :twisted:
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Unread postAuthor: Tyro » Mon Oct 16, 2006 10:01 pm

ammo smoke is there any chance of you removing the link or making it smaller so that it doesn't warp the whole site???
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Unread postAuthor: singularity » Mon Oct 16, 2006 10:39 pm

do you dout my mad skills i got entire wood shop, and a ghetto smelting furnace i can make one of these. sure it will be a pain but it will be sweet when its done. thanks for the links very helpful, i will pobabaly start this on wedsnday or thursday.
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Unread postAuthor: pyromanic13 » Mon Oct 16, 2006 10:52 pm

saw this on the history channnle...go for it!
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Unread postAuthor: ammosmoke » Mon Oct 16, 2006 11:08 pm

?!?!?!?! What do you mean the link is gonna warp the whole site!?! :!: :?: :!: :?:

Well, I dont know you well enough to know about you madskills, so I was making a suggestion. I would personally never try it, unless a maybe had a woodshop like you :x.........no fair.........But, I didn't know you had a woodshop.
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Unread postAuthor: tntlly » Tue Oct 17, 2006 12:06 am

your super long link above is making it so you have to scroll waaaaaay sideways just to read each post
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Unread postAuthor: Atlantis » Tue Oct 17, 2006 3:09 pm

What exactly is the chain for, is that what is connected to the drawstring and loading system? Can somebody clear that up for me.
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Unread postAuthor: singularity » Tue Oct 17, 2006 4:34 pm

the chain is what used to pull back the bow string/firing mechinism, as the firing mechinism is pulled back a rod which fits into the spiral grove carved in the roller (the roller is part of the loading mechinism)slides along the grove rotating the roller which drops a single bolt into the "barrel", as it is pull back alittle more the bolt along with the firing mechinism is "fired" and the whole process starts over again.
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Unread postAuthor: ammosmoke » Tue Oct 17, 2006 11:19 pm

Dude, why does it make you have to scroll sideways, I can see the whole thing just fine, but if it makes you guys happy, I'll get rid of it.


NOW I WILL DO IT.


Edit: JEESH, what moderator put that on my post about the link?
That was meen. :oops: :cry:
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