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    • 1588

    Composed of three large crossbows. Uses tension to launch arrows, pyrotechnic projectiles, and balls of rock, lead, and iron to defend a city or fortress.

    Mechanics: hand crank; spur gear and lantern.

    • 1588

    Uses tension to launch arrows, pyrotechnic projectiles, balls, and rocks to defend a city or fortress.

    Mechanics: roller thrust bearing; projectile throwing engine; trigger.

    • 1588

    For launching rocks and fireballs to defend a city or fortress.

    Mechanics: hand crank; worm and worm gear; spur gear and recessed face gear; projectile throwing engine.

    • 1588

    For filling ditches and moats with barrels, bales, sacks, and debris, and for defending a city or fortress.

    Mechanics: winch; trigger.

    • 1529 (M.D.XXIX)

    Soldiers ride in a wheeled siege vehicle with windows for firing weapons.

    • 1529 (M.D.XXIX)

    The mangonel was a type of catapult used generally for hurling stones at a besieged castle's walls. As Vegetius writes, "But the mangonel shoots stones, and throws various weights in proportion to the thickness of the…

    • 1529 (M.D.XXIX)

    A wooden catapult used for hurling an object such as a stone.

    • Aries
    • 1529 (M.D.XXIX)

    A battering ram with an iron tip in the shape of a ram's head.

    • 1529 (M.D.XXIX)

    A siege engine in the form of a portable shelter behind which soldiers could take cover and advance in the face of projectiles. This form is equipped with spikes to deter head-on attack from opposing forces.

    • 1529 (M.D.XXIX)

    A war engine with four wheels in the shape of an animal with the feet of a bird and the head of a lion, operated by three soldiers.

    • 1529 (M.D.XXIX)

    A siege engine in the form of a portable shelter behind which soldiers could take cover and advance in the face of projectiles. This one appears to be equipped with a perforated grate in the middle through which the…

    • Falx
    • 1529 (M.D.XXIX)

    The siege hook, or falx, was a siege engine dating back to Roman times. Similar to a battering ram, the siege hook was tipped with a pry bar, and the ram had handles for twisting and either splintering wooden doors or…

    • 1529 (M.D.XXIX)

    War engine with wheels, face, and spikes, apparently used to break up enemy ranks or crush enemy troops.