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 trebuchet 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 trebuchet is incredibly durable. Perfect for Scout groups, science class, or friendly office warfare!
The trebuchet was the ultimate artillery weapon of its time and the most highly evolved catapult type weapon. It could be built on location, and was able to hurl carved stone balls weighing up to 300lb (136 kg) at enemy fortifications. The trebuchet could be fired from a safe distance, outside the range of its victim’s arrows.