Fastest Weapon in the World pre 1800's - Woomera Spear

The aboriginals invented the woomera, a type of spear thrower, it is another well-known hunting tool. The woomera, attached to a spear, propels the spear quickly over distance.

Until the invention of the self-loading rifle in the 1800s, the woomera with spear was the fastest weapon in the world.