How to Build a Supersonic Trebuchet

What do you get when you combine ancient designs with modern engineering? An exciting new way to convert time and money into heat and noise! I’m not sure whether to call this a catapult or a trebuchet, but it’s definitely the superior siege engine.

Have you ever sat down and thought “I wonder if a trebuchet could launch a projectile at supersonic speeds?” Neither have we. That’s what separates [David Eade] from the rest of us. He didn’t just ask the question, he answered it! And he documented the entire build in a YouTube video which you can see below the break.

Source: https://hackaday.com/2021/12/01/supersonic-projectile-exceeds-engineers-dreams-the-supersonic-trebuchet/

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