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“Loads” of Fun Trebuchet

“Loads” of Fun Trebuchet
Downloadable Acrobat Plan
Downloadable Acrobat Plan
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Item # DP-00885a
File size: 3.8 MB (6 pages)
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Mail-Direct Printed Plan
Mail-Direct Printed Plan
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Item # MD-00885
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Trebuchet Trivia. A trebuchet (pronounced treb-you-SHET) was a medieval device used to hurl large stones and other heavy projectiles at enemy fortifications. Using the mechanical advantage of a counterweight to rotate an arm, the device could heave objects up to 350 pounds at high speed and hundreds of feet. The projectile was placed into a sling that was pulled along the platform. When released, the sling and arm rapidly rotated to the vertical position, where one end of the sling came free, releasing the projectile.

Overall Dimensions: 5" wide by 12" long by 17" high.

Featured in the May 2011 issue of WOOD.

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