World of Weapons: EPISODE 5

Faster Than The Enemy

Since humans began fighting one another, quickness and mobility have been key factors in determining victory or defeat. Experts take a hands-on look at three weapons that were built for speed. Discover the history of the two-wheeled chariot, a weapons system developed by the Hyksos before the Egyptians and Romans perfected it. Examine and test how a simple range weapon--the sling--rocked its enemy at speeds of 116. And see how small handguns like the revolver changed warfare forever.

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