How is this ancient missile weapon called?

crossbow
catapult
ballista
trebuchet
Ballista re­sem­bles a large cross­bow, but it relies on dif­fer­ent me­chan­ic­s. Ballista uses two levers with torsion springs made of twisted skeins instead of a prod (the bow part of a modern cross­bow).

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flagUnknown
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2%
84%
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1198
flagSpain
7%
7%
81%
3%
27
flagSwitzerland
17%
8%
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flagAustria
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9%
21
flagthe United Arab Emirates
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flagUkraine
21%
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flagPoland
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flagAustralia
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16
flagLithuania
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6%
16
flagCanada
16%
21%
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5%
37
flagthe United Kingdom
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10%
54%
23%
369
flagFrance
2%
14%
54%
28%
35
flagthe United States
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20%
51%
14%
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flagGermany
13%
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50%
17%
204
flagRepublic of Ireland
25%
10%
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15%
20
flagthe Netherlands
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54
flagSweden
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flagNorway
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flagItaly
17%
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flagIndia
44%
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Gender

men77%
women42%
crossbow
7%
17%
catapult
3%
20%
ballista
77%
42%
trebuchet
11%
20%

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