Leonardo da Vinci's Multiple Sling Catapult Model Kit
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Multiple Sling Catapult
Leonardo da Vinci Model Set
Assemble your own model multiple sling
Design inspired by Da Vinci's notebooks
The scientific genius of Leonardo da Vinci is brought to life through this articulated model. The invention that inspired this snap-together replica is taken from the pages of Da Vinci's priceless and awe-inspiring notebooks. This model is made of plastic, snaps together and requires no special tools. The included manual is educational and teaches how this invention has evolved into what it is today.
Leonardo da Vinci's idea was to build a very powerful machine, which could throw eight large projectiles at the same time. He positioned eight long arms in a circle around a central pin, each of which had a sling capable of throwing a projectile attached to it. This kind of project, where weapons were developed to hurl multiple projectiles to be more powerful, was common in Da Vinci's time, because doing this meant creating more powerful weapons, simply by increasing their number and power, without the need to develop new building techniques and using familiar materials. They were therefore potentially attractive weapons because they were powerful, but they were also relatively inexpensive. You can complete his plans with this model kit.
- No batteries required
- Package Dimensions: 10.5" x 9" x 3.25"
- Ages 8+
- Made in China