This is the largest siege machine IN THE WORLD! The colossal catapult is an authentic recreation of one of the biggest and most deadly military machines of all time. The trebuchet was the largest and most formidable of the siege machines and was, in essence, a huge catapult. The trebuchet was used to hurl huge projectiles to breach the castle walls. Large rocks and stones were the main ammunition but there is evidence of more unusual material. Manure and dead animals were also hurled by the machines into the besieged castle to spread disease! Pigs were often picked as the animal of choice as they were thought to be more aerodynamic! In this case, pigs most definitely could fly!
Over the last 14 years our mighty Trebuchet has thrown over 6,500 rocks but has now encountered some unexpected mechanical faults. So we can try to throw another 6,500 rocks, we have started the difficult job of searching for a new throwing arm – not an easy task. We hope to be launching the machine again soon.
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