Crossbow > Index
|Villani, G.(1280-1348), historian,
38 and n.
Viollet-le-Duc (1814-1879), author of books
on medieval warfare and architecture,
cited, 6 ; illustrations from, 76,
; note on 256,
Virgil's AEneid, cited, 225
Virgins of Sablon, 230
emperor battering engines used by, 269
Vitruvius Pollio (b. about B.C. 80), Roman
architect, engineer, and military
writer, note on,, 256 ; referred to, 312
Vogelschiessen, Dresden crossbowmen and,
field at Dresden, 231n.
Henry, curious crossbow in possession of,
Waring, T., author of a treatise
on archery, 1814 ; at shooting contest with
Turk, 27 ; and bullet
shooting crossbow, 179
Warwick, Earl of,
used by troops of at the battle of St. Albans
Wedges : used in fixing
bow of crossbow to the stock, 105 ; with
Weimar, Duke of,
inferiority of handgun used by soldiers of
battle of Wittenmergen (1638), 39
|Wesher, C. editor of Thevenot,
Wheatley, Henry K, editor of Evelyn's
Diary, alluded to, 236n.
Wheel lock gun, description and mode of using
Whiston (1677-1752) , translator of Josephus,
William II., employment of crossbowmen by,
; allusion to death of, 45
William of Poitou (1020-1090), historian,
cited, 45 and n.
Willis, R, translator of Honneeourt,
Windlass, the, 71
; position of on crossbow, 121
; how to use, 124
; rate of movement, 134
Windlass crossbow, early allusions to, 90
Wittenmergen, dilatory firing at battle
of (1638), 39
Wood, A., author of Bowman's
Glory (1682), quoted, 21n.
throwing in West Riding of, 243
historian (d. about 1130), cited, 290n.
Zouche, Lord (11th),
mishap with a crossbow to Archbishop Abbot in
park of (1621), 52
Save up to 50% with Multi-Plan Deals
|2 Plans $19.95 FREE Shipping
- Save Over 30%
U.S. Orders Only
Get a Book of Catapult and Trebuchet Plans
Book of Catapult Plans
"Build Three Working Model Catapults, Easy to Build Plans
Build Three Working Model
Catapults, Easy to Build Plans and Instructions is ideal for anyone
looking to build authentic, working model catapults.
This book contains professionally designed, step-by-step plans and instructions
for building three working model catapults:
The Stone Throwing Ballista, da Vinci's Spring Catapult and The Highland
Trebuchet using parts and materials available from your local home center,
or hardware store.
The straightforward designs require no complicated layout or joinery
A Complete Parts and Materials Shopping List
Measured Drawings and Dimensions for All Individual Parts
Step-by-Step Assembly Drawings
Step-by-Step Assembly Instructions
Detailed Construction Notes
Step-by-Step Firing and Tuning Instructions
A Photo of the Completed Catapult
|Working Model Trebuchet Kit
The trebuchet kit includes fully precut and drilled
frame parts, pins and axles, sling cord and sewn pouch, projectiles and
fully illustrated assembly and firing instructions.
U.S. Orders Only
Unlike the flimsy, snap together plywood trebuchet
kits, our all hardwood trebuchet kit does not require additional cutting,
trimming or shaping.
Requires only white carpenter's glue and a few
bar clamps (not included) to assemble.
Build a Trebuchet From Plans
Materials Shopping List
Complete Parts List
Measured Drawings for All Parts
Step-By-Step Assembly Drawings
Construction Details and Notes
How a Trebuchet Works
Illustrated Firing Instructions
Illustrated Tuning Instructions
Picture of the Completed Trebuchet
|Fully Assembled Working Models
Inspired by the great war machines and siege catapults of Leonardo da Vinci
, this all Red Oak
hardwood trebuchet features
an open counterweight cabinet for range and trajectory adjustment.
U.S. Orders Only
Individually crafted from cabinet-grade red oak, the da Vinci Trebuchet
stands 14 inches tall in the cocked position, 24 inches tall in the fired
position and will hurl a projectile up to 60 feet. Includes six projectiles
and fully illustrated instructions.