Trebuchets, Catapults and More
Fully Assembled Working Model Trebuchets,
Kits, Trebuchet Plans, Catapult
Plans, and Ancient Technology
Plans and Instructions
is a Trebuchet ? How does a Trebuchet work ?
Centuries before the practical use of gunpowder, ancient armies employed
handmade artillery against castles and fortifications using enormous throwing
machines powered by humans , twisted cord , bent wood and metal, or gravity
Ingenious and varied in their design , these great siege machines, or
siege engines, hurled large stone balls and flaming tar to breach castle
walls and set fire to interior buildings.
The trebuchet , or Trebuket , as it is sometimes known,
is a direct descendant of the simple sling , or what is commonly known
as a slingshot . Introduced into siege warfare during the twelfth century,
the trebuchet , powered by gravity alone, was the most effective siege
weapon of its time.
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