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Apart from inferior torsion springs, there are a few practical issues for the potential proud ballista owner to deal with. According to Carpenter Oak & Woodland:
The ballista is 7.5 meters tall, it is 8.5 meters long and weighs 12 tons.
"Clearly, this isn't something that we're going to send by post or courier," says Andy Parker of CO&W.
"Unless you have a big team of lifters and a massive articulated truck then you won't get it very far. That's why we are also offering restoration, delivery and assembly."