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    The History and Importance of the Trebuchet

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    determine the fate of entire empires. Siege engines were some of the most important technological advancements of their time and could drastically sway outcomes of battles. Of the siege engines, the trebuchet played a very influential role in history for nearly two thousand

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    Catapults: a History

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    fortifications in siege warfare. A catapult was one of the approximately 10 weapons used in siege warfare during an assault on a castle or fortification. Some other weapons used in both ancient and medieval siege warfare included the well known trebuchet, the classic battering ram, and the siege tower. All of these devices and their relatives were used both in ancient and medieval times in large numbers, and to their users utter enjoyment, and they remained effective for ages, despite an opponent's

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    Catapults Research Paper

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    together ready to release and explode into action. Catapults have been used in battle for many, many years shooting objects from rocks to fire balls. There are three main types of catapults including: the ballista, the mangonel or onager, and the trebuchet. These three catapult were very useful and important in many ways. The ballista is said to be the oldest form of catapult that exist. The ballista was invited by the Greeks but later modified by the

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    The ballista, or "shield piercer," was first developed by the Greeks using the same principles as a bow and arrow. Its primary use was to, as the name suggests, pierce enemy shields, since normal bows lacked the power to do so. Early versions of the ballista include the gastrophetes, which is nothing more than an enlarged bow that can be braced against the users body. http://members.lycos.nl/onager/GastrophetesPic.jpg As time went on ballistas were

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    Physics Of The Catapult

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    at the enemy. These include but were not limited to: stones, sharp wood poles, darts, pots of Greek Fire, quicklime, burning tar, burning sand, dung, dead animals, body parts, and diseased bodies.” (First form of biological warfare utilized the Trebuchet.) Differing catapults fired better suited

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    Catapult Research Paper

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    The catapult is a machine that launches an object into the air by using sudden tension. When people launched catapults, the object that was launched forms a parabola to hit the target otherwise known as a projectile. There are forces that act upon the object such as gravity and initial velocity. To calculate where the object lands, people use the vertex form and the quadratic formula. The vertex form is y = a(x – h)2 + k in which a is equal to the slope of the parabola, h is equal to half of the

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    Trebuchet Essay

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    Have you ever wondered how a Trebuchet works, well if you read this you will know. To test a Trebuchet you have to know if the length of an arm on a Trebuchet affects the distance the projectile travels. This is an important question if you like building, figuring out how things work, or physics. Also, understanding how a Trebuchet works can help people learn how to make more advanced machines or weapons. Yes the length of an arm on a trebuchet affects the distance it travels. A longer arm will

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    Catapults Research Paper

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    The ballista is also a very viable option, but I truly believe the trebuchet is the way to go, and let me explain why. First, the transfer of energy that occurs when the weight is dropped, should allow the projectile to launch quickly and have significantly more force, which is important when hitting the intended target. Second, a trebuchet was originally used more than the basic catapult, and far preferred, due to its greater range capabilities and improved

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    Catapult History

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    According to that documentation, the first catapult was a ballista and was around 8 feet tall. Although the ballista is still technically a catapult, we generally categorize an authentic catapult as having a swinging arm, whether it be on a mangonel or trebuchet. (Knight) Knight-medieval.com,. 'The Catapult: A Short History'. N.p., 2015. Web. 10 Nov. 2015. SPECIFIC HISTORY One of the siege weapons used in the Medieval times included the Mangonel.The word Mangonel

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    Essay On Trebuchet

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    stared towards the damned enemy as divine retribution slowly swung high into the air. The great trebuchet that we fervently constructed over the past two weeks was finally to be tested upon the battlefield. Eighteen feet tall fully erect, the presence of the imposing Goliath was enough to engender considerable fear into the hearts of our adversaries. Still confined to my awkward stance, the trebuchet rumbled tumultuously. First, the counter load was released to find its home upon the ground. Next

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