Roman Onager Description

The Onager was a torsion-powered engine the Romans used to lay siege to cities. It fired projectiles with high velocity, great range and accuracy.

The Roman Onager kit re-creates the way the siege engine worked, so now you can build your very own wooden replica that can launch small clay balls (included) and other soft projectiles over 4.5 metres!

The design is adaptable for lefties (put the release mechanism on the left side).

With a build time of one hour, your completed onager will measure approximately 370 x 170 x 270mm.

Included in kit is everything you'll need to build your Roman Onager:

  • Instruction booklet
  • Over 20 pre-cut and pre-drilled pieces, cut from natural, untreated wood
  • Dowels
  • Screw eyes
  • Felt
  • Leatherette sling
  • Sandpaper
  • Glue
  • String
  • Clay

Recommended for ages 14 and up.

This is an interesting and challenging build that works like the original design. This historical re-creation will keep you entertained for hours.

Shipping & Delivery

Pop your order in before 12 Noon Mon - Fri and if everything is in stock we’ll dispatch it that day guaranteed for you. This excludes public holidays of course.

You have two options to get your entire order shipped, standard delivery for $10 or our express service for $15 (excludes bulky items as labelled)

All your selections are sent with full tracking so you keep an watch on them as they progress to your delivery address. You can easily check the progress of your entire order by clicking on the tracking link in your dispatch email.

Roman Onager Reviews

bought this for my 15YO son

By: Catherine - VIC on 9 October 2023
I bought this for my 15YO son for his birthday. He is delighted and is having a lot of fun both building and playing with it.

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