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    • 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)

    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.