Trabuco is a weapon that was used for war in the middle age for massive destructions. The ancient war machine, also known as Trebuchet was used by armies for warfare when they were under siege. The kingdom armies used it to fire missiles in the form of large stones to crash the walls of their enemies. At some point, the troops hurled infected dead bodies believing that their enemies would also get infected which was otherwise referred to as ‘biological war’.
History of Trabuco
It is believed that the Chinese invented the ancient war machine at around 400BC according to merriam-webster.com. The Chinese armies used it in warfare against each other. The weapon was later taken to Europe by a nomadic group of Russia in 600 AD. It was for a long time used by the European kingdoms to lay siege on each other before the invention of gunfire. What’s more, the ancient war machine was also used during the religious disputes between Christians and Muslims. According to pt.bab.la History has it that the Trabuco tactic was used in the invention of the modern day artillery used during the World War I and World War II.
How Trabuco works
Trabuco machine works by transforming the potential energy contained in the projectile into kinetic energy. They use the sling analogy to launch and fling missiles in the form of large stones to the enemy. Moreover, they were made in different sizes whereby some were small while others were large. The size of the Trabuco determined the weight of the projectile where the small ones could handle loads of up to 140 pounds while the large ones would handle up to 400 pounds on sinonimos.com.br.
The armies, however, preferred the large Trabucos which were handled by 45-60 people. For smaller armies, they would have to incorporate the villagers to assist in managing them. Additionally, the people deployed to launch the projectile had to be in sync to have the missile launched effectively. It is this hassle that eventually led to the abandonment of the Trabuco and invention of more modern artillery used up-to-date.
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