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Re: catapult standards

Poster: Greg Glewwe <glewweg@erols.com>

mn13189@WCUVAX1.WCU.EDU wrote:
>  Most standards are already on faily long posts, and (although
> it would not be period), I think a PVC sheath bolted to the side beam of
> the catapult would serve as sufficient support for the standard.  Of
> course, most standards are fairly large, and you would want to make sure
> that the standard would not interfere with the accuracy of the catapult,
> so placement is very important.  On this issue I think I would defer to a
> seige weapon specialist.
> Aye,
> Eogan
> (sorry, I couldn't resist... but I tried soooo hard)

What Eogan says is all true, unless, of course, you are dealing with a
government standard!  This might indeed require the addition of medium
to large ROOM to your seige weapon, and would certainly block your
trajectory.  It might even entirely prevent the weapon from being
fired.  See "Standard for Seige Weapon Operation and Maintenance" Manual
IV, Section 31.5.3, page 4301, instruction 789.
	This is why the pentagon is so large!  All 3 branch of the military
keep their standards there.

Good Luck!

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