The mangonel, also called the traction trebuchet, was a type of trebuchet used in Ancient China starting from the Warring States period, and later across Eurasia by the 6th century AD. Unlike the later counterweight trebuchet, the mangonel operated on manpower-pulling cords attached to a lever and sling to launch projectiles.
Device used to throw or hurl a projectile a great distance without the aid of explosive devices.
Medieval artillery weapon class
A wooden crossbow with a special drawing mechanism, used to fire bolts, stones etc.
An instance of firing a missile from a catapult.
A traction trebuchet (trebuchet operated by manpower).
A military engine acting like a sling which threw stones from a bag or wooden bucket powered by the torsion from a bundle of ropes or sinews operated by machinery; a torsion catapult.
A medieval siege engine consisting of a large pivoting arm heavily weighted on one end.