Fixed Counterweight (FCW)

Counterweight powered trebuchet where the counterweight is directly attached to the short arm. Simplest of all trebuchet designs mechanically.

Machines

Power Source

Gravity

Advantages

  • Easy to build.
  • Lots of information available.
  • More energy available than HCWs for low ratio trebuchets.

Disadvantages

  • Less tunable than HCW trebuchets at high ratios.

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