Siege Crossbow


Type of Weapon: Archery
Range: More than 275 m
Weight: 5 kg . 9 kg with windlass attached
Dimensions: 105 cm X 69 cm. 115 cm with windlass attached
Draw weight: 360 kg
Projectile weight: 60 g
Projectile velocity: More than 160 km/h
Rate of fire: 1 bolt/minute
Uses: Large-scale crossbow able to fire faster and further
History: The Teutonic Knights built siege crossbows en masse

A larger version of the standard crossbow, the siege crossbow is designed specifically for defending a castle.

A larger version of the standard crossbow, the siege crossbow is designed specifically for defending a castle. Though much more difficult to pull back, these weapons can fire faster and further than a regular crossbow.

Siege crossbow range and projectile velocity can vary with wind. Figures based on siege crossbow fired by host Dan Snow in Battle Castle: Malbork. Statistics provided by weapons expert Kevin Hicks, who appears in the show.