This kit is based on the Roman design. It is laser cut from select cabinet grade plywood for easy assembly and reliable performance.
Build a fully functional 5" (12.5cm) long ballista in less than an hour! Detailed, full color instructions guide the builder through each step of construction. The completed model measures 12.5cm(5″) x 12.5cm(5″) x 12.5cm(5″).
This desktop kit has been designed for the easiest possible assembly. Designed with interlocking parts, a simple, reliable trigger, high strength cordage and lightweight projectiles this ballista is incredibly durable. Perfect for Scout groups, science class, or friendly office warfare!
The ballista was the ultimate artillery weapon of the Roman Empire. Similar in appearance to a giant crossbow, it was powered by massive bundles of twisted horse hair. The bolts it fires would mow down enemies and fortifications alike.