Table 3

Parameters for a number of bows and an estimation of bv the weight times draw length divided by the mass of one limb. For comparison also the estimated values for Dbv are given. When materials are used to their full extent, bv divided by about 4 equals Dbv.

ReferenceTypeWeight draw mass length Dbv bv
kgf cmkgcmkgf cm/kgkgf cm/kg
1flatbow15.571.120.325182.990006800
11longbow46.574.60.794187.490008700
16steelbow17.271.120.709168.913003500
15Tartar46.073.661.47188.0200004600
17Turkish69.071.120.35114.02000028000
10modern12.671.120.29170.3300006200


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