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Trebuchet

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Trebuchet Design Project
 
A trebuchet is a medieval siege warfare weapon used to break down the walls of castles. It was the successor of the Catapult; it could take heavier rocks and projectiles, and fling them farther, with more accuracy. It worked by dropping a great weight that was attached to the short end of a long lever-arm. The long end of the lever was thereby raised with considerable velocity, pulling a sling that contained the projectile. The sling would increase the effective length of the lever arm, adding even more speed to the final projectile before the sling released it.

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Website Resources

The Grey Company Trebuchet Page
Information on medieval trebuchets and modern reconstructions.

Trebuchet Home Page
... A trebuchet is a medieval siege warfare weapon used to break down the walls
... Trebuchet Tk is a client program for connecting to TinyMUD style social ...

Trebuchet.com
All about trebuchets and catapults. Discussions, models and kits, who's who, an
events calendar, web links, plans, books, adventures and all sorts of fun ...

NOVA Online | Secrets of Lost Empires | Medieval Siege
... The trebuchet was only the most frightening of the weapons early European ...
documents NOVA's successful attempt to build and shoot a giant trebuchet, ...

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