Which of projectile weapons required the least skills to operate?

bow
crossbow
sling
composite bow
A bow required a con­sid­er­able degree of lifetime train­ing, physical strength and ex­per­tise to operate with any degree of ef­fi­cien­cy. In con­trast, the crossbow was the first pro­jec­tile weapon to be simple, cheap and phys­i­cal­ly-un­de­mand­ing enough to be operated by large numbers of con­script sol­dier­s.

Answers distribution

bow
crossbow
sling
composite bow
answers
flagAfghanistan
0%
81%
18%
0%
11
flagNorway
15%
61%
19%
3%
26
flagthe United States
10%
57%
23%
7%
207
flagDenmark
36%
54%
9%
0%
11
flagAustralia
26%
53%
20%
0%
15
flagthe United Kingdom
17%
50%
26%
4%
286
flagIndia
11%
50%
27%
11%
18
flagBelgium
16%
50%
33%
0%
12
flagSpain
25%
50%
8%
16%
12
flagthe Netherlands
16%
47%
28%
7%
42
flagGermany
21%
45%
28%
4%
155
flagFrance
8%
45%
40%
5%
35
flagPoland
19%
43%
31%
4%
11650
flagRepublic of Ireland
13%
41%
37%
6%
29
flagAustria
29%
41%
29%
0%
17
flagUkraine
18%
36%
36%
9%
11
flagCanada
15%
35%
40%
10%
20
flagSweden
16%
33%
41%
8%
12
flagItaly
45%
29%
25%
0%
31
flagUnknown
23%
28%
42%
5%
986

Gender

men33%
women48%
bow
19%
17%
crossbow
33%
49%
sling
39%
27%
composite bow
6%
5%

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