Aiming a bow and arrow.

A bow was a curved and stringed weapon that projected arrows. Kinetic energy is stored in the limbs of the bow and transformed into rapid motion when the string is released, with the string transferring this force to the arrow. Bows were used for hunting, sport, and warfare.


In 2265, rebel Muton natives led by Dalbar disguised themselves as jungle savages against invading frogmen by arming themselves with bows. (TOS comic: "Slaves of the Frogmen")

In 2266, a Yerba rebel destroyed a 50-ton tank on Hercula with a bow and arrow tipped with an atomic weapon. (TOS comic: "The Animal People")

In 2267, Spock crafted this as a weapon to defend against Capellan attack. (TOS novelization: Friday's Child)


Hunter Yutan with a bow

In the 2260s, Members of the Hill People tribe on the planet Neural hunted with bows and arrows, including Tyree and Yutan. (TOS episode: "A Private Little War")

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