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Wooden Onager Builder Kit
  • Wooden Onager Builder Kit

    The Roman Onager catapult is a version of a Mangonel which uses a sling bucket to launch.

     

    The Onager was a powerful siege engine used by the Roman army during the late Roman Empire in battle, and to lay siege to city walls and fortifications in their territories around the Mediterranean Sea and beyond. Its name comes from the Latin word for 'wild ass' – when it launched its payload it would have had a strong recoil kick resembling the native donkey of Persia (who knew?).

     

    This Onager re-creates the way in which torsion-powered siege engines worked, and can fire a small clay ball (included) and other soft projectiles over 5 metres!

     

    The Onager was a powerful siege engine used by the Roman army during the late Roman Empire, in battle, and to lay siege to city walls and fortifications in the their territories around the Mediterranean Sea and beyond.

     

    Its name comes from the Latin word for “wild ass” – when it launched its payload, it would have had a strong recoil kick resembling the native donkey of Persia!

     

    This wooden assemble-your-own Onager kit by Pathfinder recreates the way in which torsion-powered siege engines worked. It can fire a small clay ball (included) and other soft projectiles over 15 feet!

     

    • Easy to make in about an hour
    • Made with natural untreated wood from sustainable forests
    • All pieces pre-cut and ready to go
    • Parts are pegged for extra strength
    • Assembled size H28 x W40 cm
    • Recommended for ages 14+
      $40.00Price
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