10 Weapons That Changed the World

11. Trebuchet

Siege warfare, where the military troops used everything from crude hill forts to commanding natural stone citadels to protect the soldiers from enemy fire, were popular, simple to set up  and easy to maintain for months at a time. The trebuchet completely transformed the equilibrium of siege warfare. It was far superior to traditional catapults, and instead of spending weeks or sometimes even months to destroy a barricade, the power and accuracy of the mighty trebuchet, coupled with the size of the weapon’s projectiles, got the job done in several days, at most, making it a hallmark in weaponry history.
11. Trebuchet