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Catapulta automàtica / Automatic catapulta

Si mai fou utilitzada o construida, aquesta màquina seria un dels màxims desenvolupaments de la maquinària militar antiga: un precendent altament primitiu de l'ametralladora (de fet, el ritme de projectils seria d'un cada 15 segons). Podeu veure aquesta foto a l'entrada "polibolos" de la Wikipedia.

 

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polybolos

 

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If this was ever constructed (we know only it's teorical description), would have been one of the most advanced weapons in the ancient wars: an automatic weapon, a primitive grandfather of the machine-gun, although with a much lower rate of fire, only 3-5 projectiles per minute.

 

Now you could see this same picture in the "polybolos" word in the Wikipedia.

 

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polybolos

 

www2.rgzm.de/navis/musea/mainz/aid.htm

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Taken on August 8, 2007