Roman Onager
Roman Onager

Roman Onager

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About This Product

This Onager re-creates the way in which torsion-powered siege engines worked and can fire a small clay ball (included) and other soft projectiles over 4 meters!

- Ages 14+ (9+ with adult supervision)
- Constructed size: 40cm x 28 cm
- All pieces pre-cut
- Natural untreated wood from sustainable forests

If used by people under 14, please make sure there is parental supervision for the launching.

The Roman Onager catapult is a version of a Mangonel which uses a sling bucket to launch. The Onager was a powerful siege engine used by the Roman army during the late Roman Empire in battle and to lay siege to city walls and fortifications in their territories around the Mediterranean Sea and beyond. Its name comes from the Latin word for ‘wild ass’ – when it launched its payload it would have had a strong recoil kick resembling the native donkey of Persia (who knew?).

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