• General History
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By Crusader1307

The ''Panjagan'' is is bit of a query in History. The Term dates to 5th Century AD Persia. It is commonly thought that a ''Panjagan' was a form of ''mechanical box'' by which was fired a volley of specially designed barbed arrows. Some cite that the term was more related to a tactic in which Archers ''mass fired'' a ''wall of arrows'' (hence ''Volley''). Of the few illustrations which have survived, The Panjagan is shown as a Box-like device, which may have been the previously cited weapon. Such may have been ''borrowed'' from Ancient China (during trade). In other ''interpretations'' of The Panjagan, they tend to resemble a type of ''Repeating Crossbow'' type weapon (which did in fact exist in several European Nations at the time.