Longbows are bows with a ranged of 100 feet, which 1/3 more ranged compared with a Shortbow. Both bows are 2-handed and have fire rate of two, but this type requires at least a strength of at least 12 points most of the times. It weighs 3 lbs, has speed factor of 7 and a THAC0 bonus of -1.
The long bow is similar to the short bow, except that the staff is about as high as the archer is, usually 6 to 6.5 feet. It has two advantages over the short bow: better range and hence, it is much more accurate.