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Leonardo Da Vinci’s war machines

Apparently the great artist Leonardo Da Vinci was a prolific weapons designer. The Toy Zone has compiled a list showcasing 15 of his war machines.

Scythed chariots
This is one of Leonardo’s most beautiful manuscripts. His sketches horse drawn reveal carriages covered with sharp, swirling blades that moved in the thick of battle slashing through everything in their wake. The rotating blades were specifically designed to sever the limbs from its victims. In one of his drawings, Da Vinci illustrated the carnage in such gruesome detail that his notation indicated that his contraption probably would wreak as much havoc on friends as on foes.

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  1. Caught this story on Twitter, is it just my connection, or there’s a problem with that link? Can’t seem to open the page, all your other links here are ok. Anyway, thanks for sharing.

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