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the torsion catapult could throw a heavier missile , or could shoot farther , than a flexion catapult of the same size , it largely replaced the latter ... Therefore flexion catapults continued in use , as later allusions to them show .
At the end of the arm was a sling or spoon to hold a catapult ball . This engine is called an onager ( Latin for ... Under the Roman Empire , armies also used light catapults on wheels as field artillery . They were not very effective ...
After printed treatises on ordnance began to appear during the Renaissance , and after cannon had already made catapults more or less obsolete , engineers like Leonardo da Vinci and Agostino Ramelli ( + XVI ) still showed catapults of ...
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This was originally written in 1962, and is therefore is a little dated. Sprague de Camp has written a book all about the different civilisations and the technologies that that invented or acquired ... Leer comentario completo
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5609. The Ancient Engineers, by L. Sprague De Camp (read 21 Jan 2019) This book was first published in 1963 and hence its bibliography includes nothing after that date. It undertakes to tell of the ... Leer comentario completo
One The Coming of the Engineers
Three The Mesopotamian Engineers
Four The Greek Engineers
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