Siege of a Mohammedan
fortification during the crusades <<
In the foreground is a bow powered catapult, or stone thrower, a cross
between a giant crossbow and roman
To right is a hybrid trebuchet ,
a combination of the traction trebuchet
and counterweight trebuchet.
A traction trebuchet uses men, pulling
on ropes attached to the short end of the beam, as the motive force, while
trebuchet uses gravity
and the mass of a stone and earth filled cabinet.
variation of the traction
trebuchet use springs or elastic
cords for motive force.
To the left is a battering ram showing the hanging ram, suspension frame
and protective housing.
Crusades Siege of a Mohammedan
fortification during the crusades