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Battering rams

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Devices, known since antiquity, used to batter through the walls or gates of a fortified place, basically consisting of a large beam with a heavy metal head, mounted on a wheeled carriage or a frame from which it could be swung back and forth, or carried by people.

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<percussive weapons>

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battering ram


12yrs ago

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