Leonardo da Vinci machine gun

Leonardo da Vinci machine gun

Da Vinci Machine Gun   Leonardo da Vinci machine gun was the first auto-firing weapon ever invented. He designed it in such a way that when it was first fired another set of barrels would rotate around and ready to fire almost immediately. Like most of...

The Catapult

Leonardo da Vinci Catapult     Leonardo da Vinci catapult are both simple and ingenious. The mechanical catapult involves a pawl and rachet system which incrementally tightens the firing system. As the system is tightened, the forces put into the system...
War Machines

War Machines

Leonardo da Vinci War Machines   Looking at Leonardo da Vinci War Machines you would be forgiven for thinking that he was a bloodthirsty maniac and possibly even the first James Bond. He had designs for a Catapult, a giant crossbow, a tank, a steam-powered cannon...
The Tank

The Tank

Leonardo da Vinci Tank   Leonardo da Vinci tank was designed while he was under the patronage of Ludovico Sforza in 1487. He wrote the following in a letter to Sforza – “I can make armored cars, safe and unassailable, which will enter the closed...
The Crossbow

The Crossbow

Leonardo da Vinci Crossbow   Leonardo da Vinci Crossbow ranks among one of his most scary war machine inventions. Can you imagine seeing this beast aiming for you from several hundred meters away?     The crossbow is also referred to as his Ballista....