Mythbusters build a Hwacha

As part of its October 22, 2008 episode, the Mythbusters took on the challenge of proving the veracity of the medieval Korean hwacha, a weapon able to fire dozens of exploding arrows at a time. The results are chronicled on YouTube.

The Hwacha was developed in the 15th century as a wheeled platform from which to launch numerous arrows at the enemy.

Read more about the Hwacha on Wikipedia at

View the YouTube video of the Mythbusters experiment by clicking on "original article" below.