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WoodenTrebuchet Model Kit

Trebuchet

The counterweight trebuchet, a balance type throwing machine with suspended swinging hutch, was the most powerful of the medieval war machines.

Model Size = 24cm(l) x 13cm(w) x 38cm(h)

The Trebuchet was invented in China in about the 4th century BC, came to Europe in the 6th century AD, and did not become obsolete until the 16th century, well after the introduction of gunpowder. A Trebuchet was made of wood and was a weapon employed either to smash masonry walls or to throw projectiles over them as they were far more accurate than other medieval catapults.

Age Range(s):
Age Range 9 - Adult
Trebuchet: £14.95
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Each model kit comes with:
  • All wooden components shaped and drilled
  • Sandpaper for finishing
  • PVA glue
  • Parts list
  • Comprehensive instructions
  • The models are manufactured from renewable wood sources and are design for age 9 and over. Younger builders may require the assistance of an adult. The models, both kits and built, are not suitable for children 3 years and under due to the risk of choking on the small parts.