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!
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.