The Daikyu is a longbow of Japanese descent, being the traditional weapon of the ancient samurai. Designed to be fired from horseback, the Daikyu is nearly as large as the European Longbow, though with a shorter range. Its use is largely relegated to those warriors of the Draconis Combine who practice archery for sport, meditation, and the veneration of the samurai tradition.
- LosTech: The MechWarrior Equipment Guide, p. 22, "Archaic/Melee Weapons - Daikyu"
- A Time of War, p. 261, "Archaic Ranged Weapons - Table"