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Dan Howard




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PostPosted: Thu 25 Jan, 2007 5:26 pm    Post subject: Longbow Test - Hardy?         Reply with quote

I'm looking for a longbow test performed by the Royal Armouries in which they fired at a combination of a padded jack worn over mail. Does anyone have access to the latest version of Hardy's Longbow? I think it may be in one of the appendices.
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PostPosted: Thu 25 Jan, 2007 6:40 pm    Post subject: Re: Longbow Test - Hardy?         Reply with quote

Dan Howard wrote:
I'm looking for a longbow test performed by the Royal Armouries in which they fired at a combination of a padded jack worn over mail. Does anyone have access to the latest version of Hardy's Longbow? I think it may be in one of the appendices.


Hi Dan! Happy

Are you talking about Longbow: A Social and Military History by Robert Hardy? I have the 1992 edition. Is there a newer edition?

There's "The Target" by Peter Jones in the Appendices. There is one section called "Penetration mechanisms". I think it talks mostly about the penetration of plate. I didn't happen to see any tests on a jack and mail. Maybe it's in a newer edition, or a different source.

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PostPosted: Thu 25 Jan, 2007 7:00 pm    Post subject: Re: Longbow Test - Hardy?         Reply with quote

Dan Howard wrote:
I'm looking for a longbow test performed by the Royal Armouries in which they fired at a combination of a padded jack worn over mail. Does anyone have access to the latest version of Hardy's Longbow? I think it may be in one of the appendices.


Dan...

I don't think there is a newer edition but will check.

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PostPosted: Fri 26 Jan, 2007 12:27 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

if the R.A. did it it would also be in their journal. I did not see any titles of articles involving jacks and bows.... I will look later when I have a few moments to try more words choices (I have a charter to transcibe and translate, sorry).

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PostPosted: Fri 26 Jan, 2007 7:48 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I think it might have been part of the tests at the Royal Military College of Science Testing Ground at Shrivenham. 2004-2005? I don't know where it might be published.
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