Model Catapult

Model Catapult

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Caption: A catapult is a device used to throw or hurl a projectile a great distance without the aid of explosive devices. Using potential energy stored in a rope spring, the catapult is able to throw a projectile. Popular as a medieval siege weapon it was able to destroy castle walls. Catapults were invented by the ancient Greeks.

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Keywords: catapult, catapults, energy conversion, hurl, kinetic energy, medieval, medieval weapon, model, physics, potential energy, projectile, siege, siege weapon, spring, spring energy, toy, weapon

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