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 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hwacha.

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