SIEGE MACHINES 5: CATAPULT , THE MANGONEL

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These kinds of catapults used a fixed counterweight. Unlike the Trebuchets, which used a hinged counterweight, the Mangonel used a counterweight completely fixed to the beam, so the movement of the center of gravity was circular. Engineers had not yet discovered the advantages of a hinged weight which would later feature on trebuchets.

El Mangonel era una catapulta que utilizaba un contrapeso fijo solidario al brazo. A diferencia de los Trebuchets que utilizaban un contrapeso articulado, en los Mangoneles el centro de gravedad de la masa describía una trayectoria circular. Estas máquinas evolucionaron posteriormente a máquinas de contrapeso articulado.

 

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SIEGE MACHINES 4: SIEGE TOWER / TORRE DE ASEDIO

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Some people asked me whether I could add the Siege Tower to my siege machines models, and in spite of the fact that I have always had in mind the idea of building this big ancient machine, I had never dared to make it.

After some time I finally made my mind up and began gathering information about these machines that have always been the fear of every wall defense.

This time I didn`t find any example that really impressed me so I decided to make my own design. I was completely sure that I wanted to include some features and accessories such as 5 levels, a battering ram located on the first floor, wheels, both side roofs to protect soldiers while pushing the tower, and at least two boarding ramps.

I made some designs together with other siege machines designs and a section of a wall in order to get a better idea.

Varias personas me preguntaron si podría añadir una torre de asedio a mi lista de máquinas, pero nunca me había animado a construirla a pesar de que llevara tiempo planteándomelo.

 

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