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
5%
66%
22%
5%
18
flagthe United States
12%
54%
24%
8%
166
flagBelgium
9%
54%
36%
0%
11
flagthe United Kingdom
17%
50%
26%
4%
212
flagIndia
11%
50%
27%
11%
18
flagGermany
22%
45%
26%
4%
110
flagPoland
20%
44%
29%
4%
7257
flagthe Netherlands
19%
41%
29%
9%
31
flagRepublic of Ireland
12%
40%
40%
8%
25
flagFrance
8%
40%
48%
4%
25
flagUkraine
20%
40%
30%
10%
10
flagItaly
45%
36%
18%
0%
22
flagCanada
20%
30%
40%
10%
10

Gender

men40%
women51%
bow
19%
17%
crossbow
40%
51%
sling
34%
25%
composite bow
6%
5%

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