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Pages: 241. Not illustrated. Chapters: Ancient Greek Military
Equipment, Ancient Roman Legionary Equipment, Ancient Roman
Military Equipment, Future Military Equipment, Mesoamerican
Military Equipment, Modern Military Equipment, Sling, Lorica
Segmentata, Gladius, Baldric, Spatha, Pilum, Roman Military
Personal Equipment, Javelin, Scutum, Pugio, Atlatl, Felin, Modern
Equipment of the Bulgarian Land Forces, Macuahuitl, Tunic,
Deployable Rapid Assembly Shelter, Linothorax, Joint Unmanned
Combat Air Systems, Manica, Dory, Dendra Panoply, Plumbata, Xiphos,
Sarcina, Dassault Logiduc, Dassault-Sagem Slowfast, Future Soldier,
Makhaira, Lorica Squamata, Balteus, Integrated Soldier System
Project, Galea, Cornu, Braccae, Ancient Roman Military Clothing,
Sudis, Clipeus, Advanced Combat Man System, Aspis, Lorica Hamata,
Hasta, Greave, Kopis, Cestus, Buccina, Loculus, Xyston, Macana,
21st Century Soldier, Tepoztopilli, Verutum, Peltarion, Caligae,
Spiculum, Projekt Tytan, Lorica Plumata, Roman Tuba, Pteruges,
Fryctoria, Focale, Dolabra, Hemithorakion, Lancea, Spolas,
Knemides. Excerpt: A sling is a projectile weapon typically used to
throw a blunt projectile such as a stone. It is also known as the
shepherd's sling. A sling has a small cradle or pouch in the middle
of two lengths of cord. The sling stone is placed in the pouch.
Both cords are held in the hand, then the sling is swung and one of
the two cords is released. This frees the projectile to fly on a
tangent to the circle made by the pouch's rotation. The sling
derives its effectiveness by essentially extending the length of a
human arm, thus allowing stones to be thrown several times farther
than they could be by hand. The sling is very inexpensive, and easy
to build. It has historically been used for hunting game and in
combat. Today it still interests sportsmen as a survival tool and
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