2 The art of the sapper and miner, the use of siege instruments like the mangonel, and the employment of various "fires" as missiles, were all known among the Mahommedans; and in all these respects the Franks learned from their enemies.
The mighty mangonel is fully ballasted & fires... & breaks apart.
The Mangonel was an invaluable Medieval siege attack weapon, similar to a catapult which worked by using torsion or counterpoise.
The Medieval Catapults used during the Middle Ages were the Mangonel, the ballista and the mighty trebuchet.
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