How many people did it take to make a medieval catapult?
The exact number of people it takes to make a medieval catapult. :-)
Inventing the Catapult is different than making. The catapult had been around a long time before medieval times. Romans, Greeks, and many other countries had catapults hundreds of years earlier. During medieval times the sieging lord would have to plan ahead. He would decide what weapons he wanted and recruit the necessary skilled people to build the weapons at the siege site. Blacksmiths and carpenters were needed, some specialized components or maybe the entire weapon…
I think what you are asking about was the trebuchet, which was much more like a sling than like a slingshot. There was a type of catapult called a ballista, which was like a large crossbow, and it is possibly a similarity to this type of weapon that is the reason people in England and many other places call a slingshot a catapult.
not too many people owned a sword back in medieval times because of the cost and the length of time it took to make one. most people had daggers or other weapons because alot people didn't have the money or reasorces to make weapons and the people who did own sowrds were generally soldiers or people who had money.
After the Medieval Period, the Renaissance began. Towards the end of the Medieval Period, the plague (or black death), struck Europe killing 1/3 of the population. After the plague struck, and so many people died, many people began wondering what life was all about. Thus, the Renaissance (a rebirth of art and literature), began.
Catapults come in many sizes and powers, from the simple rubber and wood toy made by little boys, with a range of 10-20 yards to the giant trebuchets used in medieval siege warfare, capable of throwing large rocks up to half a mile. See: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06P_RNGP8LU for a Trebuchet in action. The definition of a catapult might be a device that uses stored energy to propel a projectile, so that a bow is a species of…