The ballista (from the Latin and the Greek meaning "to throw") was a weapon developed from earlier Greek crossbows. It relied on two levers with torsion springs, consisting of several loops of twisted skeins of rope. Early versions ejected heavy darts or spherical stone projectiles of various sizes for siege warfare.
This kit is made from high quality knot-free Basswood. This ballistic firing machine is a working model easily assembled from pre-cut and pre-drilled pieces. It includes laser cut plywood wheels. The finished model is 11-1/2 inches long, 9 inches wide, and 5-1/2 inches tall.
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