Ballistic parameters and trauma potential of carbon dioxide-actuated arrow pistols

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Medical literature abounds with reports of injuries and fatalities caused by arrows and crossbow bolts. Crossbows are of particular forensic and traumatological interest, because their mode of construction allows for temporary mechanical storage of energy. A newly developed type of pistol (Arcus Arrowstar), which belongs to the category of air and carbon… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00414-014-1081-2

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