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Balearic slinger. The people of the Gymnesian Islands were famous for their skill with the sling. They went into battle with only a small buckler, and a javelin burnt at the end, and in some cases tipped with a small iron point; but their effective weapons were their slings, of which each man carried three. The three slings were of different lengths, for stones of different sizes; the largest they hurled with as much force as if it were flung from a catapult; and they seldom missed their…

Sling (weapon) - A slinger from the Balearic islands (famous for the skill of its slingers).

Sling: shells and throwing techniques in Antiquity | Thrown weapons | Army antiquity - HLegio 2.0 | Military History Portal of antiquity and the Middle Ages.

Sling: shells and throwing techniques in Antiquity

Replica of an Iron-Age sling excavated in York. [UK] (Made by Donnerschlag on Slinging.org)

Replica of an Iron-Age sling excavated in York. [UK] (Made by Donnerschlag on Slinging.org)

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La honda balear, un arma muy antigua. | Todo sobre la Segunda Guerra Mundial

La honda balear, un arma muy antigua. | Todo sobre la Segunda Guerra Mundial

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