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!

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History Lesson

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.