Whats wrong with this picture?

Seriously, there is something very very wrong with whats in this picture.

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14 Responses to Whats wrong with this picture?

  1. pmofnz says:

    A distinct lack of range safety on the photographers part imho.

    But if cannon fodder wants a close up view…

  2. Murray says:

    Typical, you on here and Gus on Facebook.

    In future these questions are not open to 22AD trained crew.

  3. pmofnz says:

    I just happened to be passing and couldn’t resist.

    Trained??? Just the duty slave!

  4. Murray says:

    Slaves do what they’re told.

  5. George says:

    What’s wrong?

    Mu punt is the torsion equipment hasn’t been wound up.

  6. Murray says:

    Thats one of menay tenchnical problems which all arrive at if it was wound up it would implode.

    But the correct answer has been indentifed as a procedual one.

  7. Murray says:

    BTW onager is probably the best option for surf casting.

  8. Oswald Bastable says:

    No gunpowder?

  9. Murray says:

    What is “gunpowder”?

  10. Christopher Thomson says:

    Is it that the side sticks that are poking through the rope stuff haven’t been secured at the ends and pulling them back could cause them to come flying out of the ropes?

    My other guess was the idea of being downrange of a loaded weapon.

  11. Christopher Thomson says:

    On second thought, the projectile is loaded while it is still being cranked. Shouldn’t it be fully tensioned then the ball added.

  12. Murray says:

    Chris the bundles are in fact so tight that they score rope imprints into the wood. Nothing is going to get them loose.

    As for loading after tensioning, no absolutly not. That is one of things that will get you kicked off the range. You never ever put anything human inside the bite of that line. If it missfires it will take your hand off without even slowing down.

    The correct answer is the first one – photographers are not to be placed in front of the loaded catapults. Every member of 22AD knows this after an “incident” a few years back when there was a somewhat animated exchange of ideas about who was actually in charge of the operation of my machines. Turns out it was me and in fact yes, I could decide not to shoot if I felt moved to do so.

    Other peopel can run events, no one else runs my machines.

  13. Walker says:

    Well, if you can’t put a photographer (whatever that is)in front of your ballista, would you consider using a politician instead?

    I just found out I can’t use them as shark bait anymore. Makes the sharks sick.

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