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  Siege Engine.com: Onager Jr
Onager Jr was our first torsion siege-engine of the medium scale that functioned well.
Onager Jr was constructed after building my Baby Onager model, and it looks very similar.
To accomplish this, Onager Jr needed to be upgraded to throw projectiles smaller than it had done so in the paste.
www.siege-engine.com /OnagerJr.shtml   (0 words)

  
  Onager - Glasgledius   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Onager (half-ass or Equus hemionus), is an animal of the Equidae family, related to the donkey and horse.
The name onager was later passed on to a post-classical Roman siege engine, which derived its name from the kicking action of the machine.
The onager consisted of a frame placed on the ground to which a vertical frame of solid timber was rigidly fixed at its front end; through the vertical frame ran an axle, which had a single stout spoke.
www.glasglow.com /E2/on/Onager.html   (149 words)

  
 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Onager (siege weapon)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The onager was a post-classical Roman siege engine, which derived its name from the kicking action of the machine, similar to that of an onager (wild ass).
In the Middle Ages (recorded from around 1200) a less powerful version of the onager was used that held the projectile in a fixed bowl instead of a sling.
The Onager (Equus hemionus) is a large mammal belonging to the horse family and native to the deserts of Syria, Iran, India and Tibet.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Onager-(siege-weapon)   (1482 words)

  
 ONAGER
The onager was a gregarious animal of the dry grassy plains and the Old Testament described its habitat precisely as "the steppe for his home and the salt land for his dwelling" (Job 39:6).
Onagers were probably hunted for their meat from the time man first inhabited the different regions of the Middle East.
By 1850 the onager was becoming scarce in the Syrian desert (Badiat al-Sham) and in Palestine, but according to the Englishman Canon Tristram, was still common in Mesopotamia and could be seen in the summer travelling in great white herds as far as the Armenian mountains.
www.arabianwildlife.com /archive/vol1.2/onager.htm   (2314 words)

  
 News | Gainesville.com | The Gainesville Sun | Gainesville, Fla.   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The onager (Equus hemionus) is a large mammal belonging to the horse family and native to the deserts of Syria, Iran, Pakistan, India, and Tibet (China).
Onagers are a little larger than donkeys at about 290 kg and 2.1 metres (head-body length), and are a little more horse-like.
Onagers were used in ancient Sumer to pull wagons circa 2600 BC, and then chariots, circa 2000 BC.
www.gainesville.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=onager   (227 words)

  
 onager. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
For many centuries it was hunted for sport by the Persian nobility, and young onagers were captured for the breeding of riding animals.
Owing to the swiftness and endurance of the onager, relatively few animals were captured by traditional methods.
The onager is classified in the phylum Chordata, subphylum Vertebrata, class Mammalia, order Perissodactyla, family Equidae.
www.bartleby.com /65/on/onager.html   (238 words)

  
 niemueller.de - palm software - Onager
If you want to help and translate Onager to another language grab the source and translate the file resources/translation.en to your language.
There are some bugs left in Onager that I did not fix yet (or don't even know of).
Onager is released and distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL).
www.niemueller.de /software/palm/onager   (653 words)

  
 Interlakes District - Onager History
Although we can't confirm it, the rumor is that this is the brain child of Mr.
In fact, we have a patch for Interlakes Council, Onager District that somehow surfaced.
The merit for this is in the concept that the Onager emerged at the Interlakes District/Cayuga County Council Brotherhood Camp-O-Ree.
home.twcny.rr.com /interlakes/onagera.htm   (404 words)

  
 Onager - Slinging.org Wiki
An onager, or catapult, is a type of siege engine invented in ancient times (probably somewhere between 50 BC and 100 AD) to sling a single large projectile a long distance.
A variation of the onager, the mangonel, uses a bucket or bowl in place of a sling.
The slinging action of the arm in an onager or mangonel is similar to that seen in a trebuchet, the main difference between the two types of siege engine being the means of storing the energy to propel the arm; the trebuchet employs a counterweight rather than twisted rope.
www.slinging.org /wiki/index.php?title=Onager   (201 words)

  
 onager - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
For many centuries it was hunted for sport by the Persian nobility, and young onagers were captured for the breeding of riding animals.
Owing to the swiftness and endurance of the onager, relatively few animals were captured by traditional methods.
The onager is classified in the phylum Chordata, subphylum Vertebrata, class Mammalia, order Perissodactyla, family Equidae.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc.aspx?id=1E1:onager   (394 words)

  
 ONAGER Articles from AMAZINES.COM - The Article Database and EZine Publishers Database
The Onager (Equus hemionus) is a large mammal belonging to the horse family and native to the deserts of Syria, Iran, India, and Tibet.
Onagers are a little larger than Donkeys at about 290&_160;kg and 2.1&_160;metres (head-body length), and are a little more horse-like.
Onagers were used in ancient Sumer to pull chariots, circa 2600 BCE.
www.amazines.com /Onager_related.html   (401 words)

  
 Legion XXIV - Roman Seige Ballista Catapulta
Note that the onager's arm is still in motion toward the stop-frame, as the projectile is released from the sling pocket after the sling ring has slipped off the prong at the top of the arm.
Both the Ballista and Onager were rather high-maintenance devices and were vulnerable to having their leather or sinew or hemp skeins get wet or even damp, which would cause them to slacken and lose tension, rendering the engine useless.
Note the onager's trigger and cocking windlass, and the projectile hanging in the sling pocket and the release ring of the sling hung over the arm prong.
www.legionxxiv.org /catapulta   (3518 words)

  
 Onager Catapult — Roman Ingenuity at Work
By allowing projectiles to be thrust at great distances, the onager catapult and its brothers in arms enabled armies to crush walls, strike fear and generally wreak havoc on the battlefield.
The forerunner of the onager catapult, the ballista, is thought to have been introduced sometime in the 300s AD by engineers of Phillip of Macedonia.
The onager, however, had somewhat of a design flaw in that in called for a wooden barrier to be constructed.
www.medieval-castle-siege-weapons.com /onager-catapult.html   (485 words)

  
 The Onager
When it comes to combat, a round stone (often clay balls with Greek fire in them, which explode on impact and burst into flames) is put in the pouch and the arm is winched down.
When it was first invented, it already had two names, scorpion because of the metal pin sticking out of the end of the arm, and onager because it kicked back when it was fired.
Another big mistake people make when they think about or draw an onager, is that it has a sort of spoon on the end of the arm in which the ball is laid.
members.lycos.nl /onager/onager.html   (406 words)

  
 Onager
The Name "Onager": "Onager" is an ancient Greek word for "ass," which possibly dates back to the Sumerians' word "ansu." It is possible these words are also related to "agri," which gives us our farm words such as "agriculture" and "acre," and would tend to show that the ass was the earliest domesticated farm animal.
The onager grows to about six and one half feet from stem to stern, not counting the tail, and stands about four and one half feet at the shoulders.
Behavior: Onagers lives in groups of varying sizes, which are led by a male or by an elderly female.
www.americazoo.com /goto/index/mammals/343.htm   (325 words)

  
 Pompeii: TECHNOLOGY: Artefact: IMSS   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Accurate reconstruction of an onager, produced in the 1930s under the direction of the Istituto Storico e di Cultura dell'Arma del Genio.
The onager was a war machine used to hurl blunt projectiles, such as stones.
The onager was capable of hurling blunt projectiles to a height of 40 m and a distance of 30 m.
galileo.imss.firenze.it /pompei/tecnica/ete10.html   (218 words)

  
 Onager (Asiatic wild ass) - Equus hemonius   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Onager (Equus hemionus), also known as the Asiatic wild ass, is the first animal that was re-introduced to the Negev area in Israel from the Hai-Bar wild life preserve.
The wild sub-specie which used to live in Israel (the Syrian Onager) was exterminated in the beginning of the 20th century.
These Onagers were taught how to survive in nature, until they were ready to be released.
www.trekker.co.il /english/israel/i-bar-08.htm   (128 words)

  
 Everything about the Onager, the Mangonel and the Catapult! FREE PLANS!
The origin of the onager dates back to somewhere around 50 b.C., when it was first invented by the Romans.
The design is inspired by the ancient onager, but is modified in several spots because of structural design problems, such as the inward bending of the outer beams.
The ancient onagers were so big they had to be dismantled if they had to be moved.
members.lycos.nl /onager/index.html   (262 words)

  
 Search: mangonel - MetaCrawler
The mangonel, also known as an onager, was the big gun for the Roman army.
Mangonel (or Onager to some folks) uses a bundle of twisted ropes (known as the...
Onager is the word for a type of donkey.
www.metacrawler.com /info.metac/search/web/mangonel   (343 words)

  
 Medieval Bestiary : Onager
On March 25 the onager brays twelve times to signal the spring equinox; he brays both in the night and the day, and the number of brays marks the hour.
The male onager is the leader of the herd, and to keep all the females for himself, he castrates any male young that are born.
Because of this, the female onager will try to hide her offspring from the male.
bestiary.ca /beasts/beast211.htm   (288 words)

  
 InfoHub - View Single Post - Hai Bar Conservation Programmes
While the local Asiatic lion seems to have been eradicated by the time of the Crusades, around the thirteenth century, most of the others became extinct in the Levant region between 70-120 years ago due to the widespread use of guns and later mechanised vehicles in hunting.
Some of these animals, such as the native sub-species of ostrich and onager were completely eradicated, while others only became extinct in the immediate region (Israel and neighbouring countries such as Syria, Jordan and Lebanon).
Today the Ramon Crater and environs are home to about 100 onagers and are often easily spotted in the area, especially close to springs and seasonal streams.
www.infohub.com /forums/showpost.php?p=17622&postcount=1   (1182 words)

  
 Horse, onager, spoked-wheel chariot and date of Rigveda   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Whilst it is generally agreed that the earliest wheeled carts were drawn by oxen, onager bones were found in the chariot graves of the Y Cemetery of Kish, which is of Ealry Dynastic I date.
Onagers were buried with the sledger of Queen Shub-ad, whilst the king's grave contained two ox-waggons.
From this and other evidence it is to be inferred that in Mesopotamia the ox was replaced by the swifter onager, though not universally, early in the third millennium BC.
www.hindunet.org /saraswati/ratha12.htm   (4689 words)

  
 Onager Plans - Build a Roman Catapult - Working Model Roman Artillery Plan
When built, this Roman Onager stands 12" inches tall in the fired position and will throw a scale projectile up to 50 feet.
The most powerful artillery piece in the Roman arsenal and a direct descendent of the Mangonel, the sling equipped Onager took its name from the Persian Wild Ass, because of its powerful "kick" when fired.
The predecessor to the sling equipped Onager, the Mangonel could throw huge stones and clusters of rocks, baked in clay over walls and into enemy fortifications.
www.redstoneprojects.com /trebuchetstore/onager_plans.html   (0 words)

  
 World Champ 2003 - Onager. (Page 113)
To the right of Onager is Mista Balista, and next is Chucky II.
The Onager is ready for for some hurling action Note the backstop - new for this year's competition.
New for the Onager in 2003 is a complete overhaul of the winching system...
www.onager.net /page113a.htm   (209 words)

  
 Onager
Elterjedés, élőhely: Az onager valójában az ázsiai félszamár (Equus hemionus) néven ismert faj Észak-Iránban élő alfaja.
Életmód, táplálkozás: Az onager, csakúgy, mint az ázsiai félszamarak többi alfaja, társas állat, kisebb csoportokban jár táplálék után.
Az onager nappali állat, éjszaka a bokros területek fedezékébe vonul vissza.
www.zoobudapest.com /konyvtar/fajlista/onager/index.htm   (323 words)

  
 New onager arrives at Whipsnade - News - Whipsnade Wild Animal Park - ZSL
A member of the horse family, the onager is the fastest of the species, able to run up to 43mph (70kph) which is vital to its survival in the wild where one of its main predators are wolves.
Native to the arid regions of Asia, onagers are capable of surviving long periods of time without water and are entirely vegetarian, feeding on grass, herbs, bark and succulent plants.
Classed as vulnerable by the IUCN, the current population is estimated at under 14,000 mature individuals and this appears to be decreasing.
www.zsl.org /print/whipsnade/news/new-onager-arrives-at-whipsnade,153,NS.html   (254 words)

  
 How to build a model Onager
An Onager is what most people think of when they are talking about a catapult.
To fire your Onager, simply pull back the throwing arm, load with a soft projectile, and let fly.
Using the small screw, attach to end of the Onager that the throwing arm touches when it is pulled back.
www.geocities.com /dyderich/how_to_build_a_model_onager.htm   (974 words)

  
 Onager (Equus hemionus): Fact Sheet   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The color of the Onager varies depending on distribution and season.
As a rule, they are reddish brown in the summer and lighten to yellowish brown in the winter.
In captivity, Onagers have lived for 26 years.
www.animals-online.be /hmammals/onager.html   (197 words)

  
 Un nombre de pila para Equus Hemionus Onager 2220394 | Imagen del día | Deutsche Welle   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Un nombre de pila para Equus Hemionus Onager 2220394
Un nombre de pila para Equus Hemionus Onager
Siete días de vida tiene esta mula asiática salvaje (Equus Hemionus Onager) que nació en el zoológico de Colonia.
www.dw-world.de /popups/popup_imageoftheday/0,2173,2220394_lang_28,00.html   (46 words)

  
 Onager (Equus hemionus): Fact Sheet   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The color of the Onager varies depending on distribution and season.
As a rule, they are reddish brown in the summer and lighten to yellowish brown in the winter.
In captivity, Onagers have lived for 26 years.
www.cbmall-gateway.com /hmammals/onager.html   (197 words)

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