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For other uses, see Arrow.

Closeup of a barbed-tipped arrowhead.

An arrow was a type of weapon composed of a shaft, arrowhead and vanes.


It was fired as a projectile from a bow or crossbow. Bows and arrows were used for hunting, sport, and warfare.

The sport of shooting arrows is called archery.

22nd century Arrow-class starships were named after this weapon, as well as the USS Arrowhead and CDS Fatal Arrow.

An effective design was to make the point barbed. Medical treatment for an arrow injury once involved having to push the arrow all the way through the body. In the 23rd century, more advanced techniques were available. (TOS - Crew comic: "Shadows of the Past")


James T. Kirk with a bow and arrow.

In the 2260s, Commander Hallie Gannon was adapt in the use of arrows. (VAN novel: Declassified)

In 2265, rebel Muton natives led by Dalbar disguised themselves as jungle savages against invading frogmen by attacking with bows and arrows instead of directed energy weapons. (TOS comic: "Slaves of the Frogmen")

In 2266, a Yerba rebel destroyed a fifty-ton tank by firing an arrow tipped with an atomic weapon. (TOS comic: "The Animal People")

In 2267, Spock made arrows out of tree branches on Capella IV. (TOS episode & Star Trek 3 novelization: Friday's Child)

In 2269, McCoy performed a tracheotomy on Alan Huff, a security guard who had been shot in the throat with an arrow by a tribe of hominid Arivne on the planet Anomaly. Another security guard, Bounds had also been shot in the head by an arrow, but luckily his injury was not severe because the arrowhead struck him from an oblique angle and bounced off his skull. (TOS novel: Planet of Judgment)

Frogman shot by an arrow.

In 2270, Lieutenant Jameson was killed by arrows fired by tribal Xhosa on the planet Vehtora IV. Pavel Chekov was also wounded by these arrows. (TOS - Unlimited comic: "As Flies to Wanton Boys")

That year, James T. Kirk was beamed through time and stranded on Gribbin II, where he adapted by hunting with a bow and arrow. (TOS comic: "The Alone")

Tuvok instructed students how to use arrows on Vulcan. (VOY episode: "Basics")

Robin Lefler's classmate Giancarlo was adept at using arrows. (NF novel: Lefler's Logs)

Ferengi archery instructor Ogger loved to fire arrows at swamp slugs. (DS9 - Strange New Worlds 9 short story: "The Last Tree on Ferenginar: A Ferengi Fable From the Future")

Cultures using arrows



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