Results for: Onager

In Military Equipment

How does a mangonel or an onager technically work?

The design of the scorpion, which they now call the onager, is as follows. Two beams of oak or holm-oak are fashioned and given a moderate curvature so that they seem to bulge (MORE)
In Inventions

Who invented the onager siege engine?

If you mean the ancient catapult, used as a stone-throwing war machine, nobody knows, but you can bet it was a soldier or military engineer.
In Military Equipment

How does a onager work?

Bundles of rope would be help together by a piece of wood. When this wood was released the force of the rope would prepel the lever.
In Ammunition

What does the onager use as ammo?

The onager was a form of military catapult, and typically used stones as ammunition. It could also throw incendiary devices (intended to start fires). In some cases, dead anim (MORE)
In Military Equipment

Is a onager like a ballista?

no, it is from a different country (rome) but it is a versian of a catapult
In Donkeys and Mules

Is an onager a herbivore?

Yes, it's related to horses and donkeys. It's often referred to as an Asian donkey. Onsager were once domesticated and are mentioned in the Bible as "donkeys", their being nat (MORE)
In Inventions

What is the history of the Onager catapult?

Actually, we don't have a lot to go on. At the end of the 19th century, the nobleman and amateur historian Ralph Payne Gallwey wrote a book about the crossbow, and in it he de (MORE)
In Roman Empire

What is a Roman onager?

The onager was the largest siege engine in the Roman army. It was a one armed spring/torsion device nicknamed the "wild donkey" because of its powerful kick when fired. The o (MORE)