The Artillery of the Middle Ages

by Daniel Russ on September 24, 2009

Trebuchet

Trebuchet

Trebuchets were early forms of artillery, that used a counterweight and a high radial throwing arm to toss projectiles into or over castle walls. Here area couple of large Trebuchets, the top one recreated in France. The throwing machines were less sophisticate  than rope torsion catapults and easier to load. They were parked outside of castles and used as siege weapons.

Typical seige weapon of the Middle Ages.

Typical seige weapon of the Middle Ages.

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