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 catapult 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 catapult is incredibly durable. Perfect for Scout groups, science class, or friendly office warfare!

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History Lesson

From the time of the ancient Greeks and Romans up through medieval times catapults were used to gain a tactical advantage on the battlefield. The simplest form of the weapon was the onager or mangonel, where a projectile was placed in a cup or spoon on the end of a throwing arm. The arm would be powered by twisted ropes of hair or fibre. When fired, the arm would swing up and slam into a stopping block, causing the entire catapult to buck, and sending the payload on its way.