55/304
Home / Albums / Tag Middle Ages /

Arbalestina

Arbalestina.jpg How a crossbowman should approach animalsThumbnailsCrossbowmenHow a crossbowman should approach animalsThumbnailsCrossbowmenHow a crossbowman should approach animalsThumbnailsCrossbowmen
Google+ Twitter Facebook Tumblr

The narrow cruciform loophole, called by architects ' Arbalestina,' which is usually to be seen in the masonry of a mediaeval fortress, was designed for the special use of crossbowmen in repelling an assault.
To enable the crossbow, or longbow, to be aimed to the right or left through a loophole, the aperture was greatly widened out on the inside face of the perforated wall.

Author
The Book of the Crossbow
By Ralph Payne-Gallwey
Published in 1903, 1995
Available from Internet Archive
Dimensions
280*423
Albums
Visits
1339
Downloads
41