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Sauterelle (Crossbow)

Louis

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The Sauterelle was a bomb-throwing crossbow used by French, and British forces on the Western Front during WW1.

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It was designed to throw a hand grenade in a high trajectory into enemy trenches.
It weighed 24 kg (53 lb) and could throw an F1 grenade or Mills bomb 110–140 m (120–150 yd).

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1915
 
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