First showcased last January at the 2016 SHOT Show in Las Vegas, the Benjamin Airbow air-powered crossbow has been introduced by the Crosman Corporation to the European audiences at the 2016 edition of the IWA show in Nuremberg.
A bullpup-style crossbow, the Benjamin Airbow sports a quick-fill air tank with an integrated power gauge, used to propel high-end fiber arrows at previously unseen speed levels.
Each arrow must be inserted manually in the barrel and a cocking handle located on the rear portion of the Benjamin Airbow must be cocked before every shot.
The Benjamin Airbow is available in a black or a “Jim Shockey” camo variant, and sports a full-length MIL-STD-1913 “Picatinny” top rail, allowing the installation of optics or other accessories – such a proprietary quiver. No further information regarding projected availability, pricing, or legal status of the Benjamin Airbow has been released far, but Crosman representatives told us that the company may be caressing the idea to develop a variant of the Benjamin Airbow that would work underwater.