Handmade mini catapult model.
Model is WORKING, shooting range is approx 2-3m (6-10ft), enough to arrange a siege of a small castle.
Model size is comparable to three matchboxes (small). Please contact me if you need bigger catapult for a bigger battle.
Design is replicating real weapon, with “ropes” and “old” wood. Model is recommended for 5+ year old children or grown-up children willing to do a desktop vs desktop battle.
Good for teaching basic physics principles.
This is Ancient Rome “Onager” type catapult. It was invented 250 B.C. The onager, a one-armed torsion catapult was built as an improvement to the ballista. It was used in huge quantities during a siege of ancient castles. Siege of Carthage (146 B.C.) had 400 catapults involved. Real catapults were able of throwing stones 1 to 50 lbs, depending on the size of the catapult. These catapults were widely used during Roman Empire period, participated in the siege of Jerusalem, siege of Masada etc.