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Wind Lance was a giant ranged weapon used by the Men of Dale and of Lake-town in the Third Age.
Portrayal in adaptations Edit
The Hobbit film trilogy Edit
They were crafted by the
Dwarves of the Lonely Mountain. The wind lance itself resembles a giant crossbow or ballista (an ancient Roman weapon). It first appeared in Peter Jackson's film trilogy.
, Lord Girion of Dale mounts black arrows on to the Windlance and fires them at The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Smaug during a flashback. One of the arrows hits its mark but only loosens a scale. Girion is killed before he can finish Smaug off with the final black arrow.
, the The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Dwarves see the wind lance on the top of the tower.
Extended Edition, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Smaug destroys the wind lance, which makes Bard need to use his son, Bain, as the bow for the Black Arrow. 
shoots from the Wind Lance
A Black Arrow being launched into the Wind Lance
(2012) The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
(2013) The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug ↑
(2014, Extended Edition) The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies