I imagine that most catapult gurus would object to this Mk. X  limb on purely “historical” grounds.  After all, it’s a pretty easy target when you only see it as a snapshot frozen in time and divorced from the larger development continuum.

This is all a work in progress, and these highly effective limbs are just one of several iterations yet to come.  Knowing the performance characteristics of a cabled backed design will provide a useful base line of comparison for when we test some steel strapped versions in the future.   That sinew strapped limbs similar to this could likely have been rendered in ancient times, is enough of a signpost for now.

If you don’t know how much fast you can get, you may be tricked into settling for something slow.  Prototype development is not about making the last thing first.

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