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Israeli troops go medieval, using trebuchets verses Hezbollah

Posted on 6/15/24 at 11:48 am
Posted by TigerintheNO
New Orleans
Member since Jan 2004
41430 posts
Posted on 6/15/24 at 11:48 am
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Video of the weapon hurling a fireball emerged Thursday, sparking equal measures of confusion and amusement in Israel, even as Israeli troops and Hezbollah were locked in some of the most intense fighting of the war.

The six-second video shows Israeli troops looking on as the trebuchet — which largely disappeared from the battlefield in the 15th century — fires a flaming projectile over a fortified wall. One soldier is seen holding a fire extinguisher in case something were to go awry.

An Israeli military official, speaking on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly, said the weapon is not part of the IDF’s standard arsenal and is believed to have been built by reservist soldiers stationed on the border.






Posted by el Gaucho
He/They
Member since Dec 2010
53866 posts
Posted on 6/15/24 at 11:50 am to
I’m glad to see the Israelis arming up

You should see the new rocks the Palestinian children have these days
Posted by Worldly Bum
Member since Jun 2024
223 posts
Posted on 6/15/24 at 11:50 am to
I dig it. I mean calling laser guided bombs from an F-15 at 20000 ft isn't even sporting.
Posted by TrigSwig
Member since May 2024
141 posts
Posted on 6/15/24 at 11:55 am to
That is great news. I hope they wipe that terrorist infested area off of the map.
Posted by shutterspeed
MS Gulf Coast
Member since May 2007
64222 posts
Posted on 6/15/24 at 12:13 pm to
quote:

Video of the weapon


Posted by RougeDawg
Member since Jul 2016
6045 posts
Posted on 6/15/24 at 12:16 pm to
Posted by Bayou_Tiger_225
Third Earth
Member since Mar 2016
10921 posts
Posted on 6/15/24 at 12:22 pm to
Well if I have to us a bow/musketeer loader to hunt deer some days to make it fair, then I guess those animals in the Middle East might be entitled to a day as well
Posted by terd ferguson
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Member since Aug 2007
108907 posts
Posted on 6/15/24 at 12:23 pm to
Holy hell! That fireball flew at least 20 feet... THE HORROR!
Posted by brass2mouth
NOLA
Member since Jul 2007
19777 posts
Posted on 6/15/24 at 12:23 pm to
That doesn’t look like it went very far
Posted by Kcrad
Diamondhead
Member since Nov 2010
55994 posts
Posted on 6/15/24 at 12:26 pm to
It's used to burn off brush to deny Hezzballah cover and open lanes of fire.

I can't find the pic, but they were also using a bow and arrow to set brush fires.
Posted by Strannix
District 11
Member since Dec 2012
49234 posts
Posted on 6/15/24 at 12:29 pm to
Thats pimp
Posted by BregmansWheelbarrow
Member since Mar 2020
2732 posts
Posted on 6/15/24 at 12:41 pm to
They have reverted back to slinging dead, diseased goats over besieged city walls to try and poison the water supply
Posted by GeauxGoose
Nonya
Member since Dec 2006
2537 posts
Posted on 6/15/24 at 12:58 pm to
Posted by soccerfüt
Location: A Series of Tubes
Member since May 2013
66568 posts
Posted on 6/15/24 at 1:15 pm to
There’s an impressive full-scale model of a medieval trebuchet at Urquart Castle on Loch Ness.

It was quite the engineering and resource investment when they were invented.

Posted by imjustafatkid
Alabama
Member since Dec 2011
51514 posts
Posted on 6/15/24 at 1:24 pm to
That's awesome.
Posted by Chrome
Chromeville
Member since Nov 2007
10452 posts
Posted on 6/15/24 at 1:36 pm to
When the Israelis bring out the slings SHTF.
Posted by Cenlabration
The Ville of Pine
Member since Apr 2021
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Posted on 6/15/24 at 1:42 pm to
Posted by Deez Pecans
Mandeville
Member since Dec 2023
28 posts
Posted on 6/15/24 at 2:20 pm to
I hope that was a literal ball of flaming shittte
Posted by HeadSlash
TEAM LIVE BADASS - St. GEORGE
Member since Aug 2006
50376 posts
Posted on 6/15/24 at 2:22 pm to
Those guys must have been bored
Posted by choppadocta
Louisiana
Member since May 2014
1892 posts
Posted on 6/15/24 at 3:08 pm to


Run away run away !
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