Originally developed in 399 BC by the ancient Greeks at Syracuse, the ballista was in effect a giant crossbow , but the tension is produced by twisted ropes. Used for shooting large arrows or darts that were typically used for defense against besieging infantry.
Size =23cm x 15cm x 8cm.
Age Range 9 - Adult
Each model kit comes with:
- All wooden components shaped and drilled
Sandpaper for finishing
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.