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A '''catapult''' is a general term for a variety of [[siege weapons|siege engines]] which use a single long arm to hurl a projectile, as opposed to a [[ballista]] or [[arbalest]] which throw their projectiles in a [[crossbow]]-like manner.
 
A '''catapult''' is a general term for a variety of [[siege weapons|siege engines]] which use a single long arm to hurl a projectile, as opposed to a [[ballista]] or [[arbalest]] which throw their projectiles in a [[crossbow]]-like manner.
   
Some types of catapults are [[ballistae]], [[trebuchet|trebuchets]] and [[onagers]]
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Some types of catapults are [[ballista|ballistae]], [[trebuchet|trebuchets]] and [[onager|onagers]]
   
 
[[category:weapons]][[category:artefact (medieval)]]
 
[[category:weapons]][[category:artefact (medieval)]]

Latest revision as of 21:20, 25 February 2007

A catapult is a general term for a variety of siege engines which use a single long arm to hurl a projectile, as opposed to a ballista or arbalest which throw their projectiles in a crossbow-like manner.

Some types of catapults are ballistae, trebuchets and onagers