catapults

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catapults

Catapult: A machine that stores energy and then releases it quickly to fire and projectile.

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CATAPULTSHistory & types

The catapult is an outcome of the crossbow.

The first records of catapults appear on China as early as the 3rd and 4th century B.C.

Types of catapults

-Leach Trench Catapult: Bomb-throwing catapult used by the British Army on theWestern Front during World War I.-Aircraft catapult:device used to launch aircraftfrom ships as a form of assisted take off.

-Trebuchet: Used in medieval ages in siege warfare. The most famous historical account of trebuchet use dates back to the siege of Stirling Castle in 1304.-Mongonel:The Mangonel was invented by the Romans in 400 BC.

-Ballistae: an ancientmissile weapon that launched a large projectile at a distant target.


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