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How Medieval Archers Rained Fire Down on their Enemies

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How Medieval Archers Rained Fire Down on their Enemies

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We think of weapons that rain fire from the sky as a modern invention. But the fact is that medieval armies routinely delivered this terror, through the use of incendiary, or fiery, arrows.

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How does an incendiary arrow stay ablaze while soaring through the sky? How effective was the first-ever multiple rocket launcher, used by Korea in the 15th century? Will war drones ever be programmed to decide on their own when they should strike? Get an up-close, hands-on look at some of the most influential and innovative aerial attack weapons in history. Join military historians and weapons experts as they search to find the secrets behind their effectiveness, then, now, and into the future.

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