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Vintage weaponry is tested and evaluated to determine if modern technology could improve it.
Season 1, Episode 10
August 13, 2009
Hosts Mike Loades and Chad Houseknecht test the Roman Scorpion, a giant freestanding crossbow that fired flaming arrows.
Season 1, Episode 9
November 17, 2008
Greek Fire, a type of flamethrower employed in the Byzantine military's naval battles, is tested and evaluated by Mike Loades and Chad Houseknecht.
Season 1, Episode 8
November 14, 2008
Mike visits a tribe in Peru for a look at blowpipes, while Chad upgrades the weapon with the help of compressed nitrogen.
Season 1, Episode 7
November 13, 2008
Mike and Chad examine the atlatl, an ancient spear-throwing device that uses leverage to greatly increase the range and velocity of the projectile.
Season 1, Episode 6
The chariot bow of the ancient Egyptians is studied.
Season 1, Episode 5
October 26, 2008
Mike goes to India and observes warriors throwing chakrams, which are ring-shaped weapons with razor-sharp edges.
Season 1, Episode 4
October 19, 2008
The repeating crossbow and its application in China's Boxer Rebellion are examined.
Season 1, Episode 3
October 5, 2008
Hale rockets, 19th-century ordnance that made use of gyroscopic force.
Season 1, Episode 2
December 31, 2007
Examining the katana with a Japanese sword smith.
Season 1, Episode 1
November 27, 2007
A dueling pistol is upgraded with the help of an electronic ignition.
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