Design Classic: Da Vinci War Machines

Leonardo da Vinci tank
I caught a bug during the Metro Comic Con, so I've spent the week on my back. During my convalescence I got to see the first episode of the unfortunately titled series Doing DaVinci from the Discovery Channel. In this episode they attempt to reconstruct Leonardo da Vinci's circular battle tank. I've developed a dislike for the channel's over-reliance on documenting build team exercises. It often feels like a lazy excuse to avoid actual educational content. I was hoping for once that the series producers might place these designs within its actual historical context instead of simply repeating ad infinitum how much of a genius Leonardo happened to be. Nope. I guess not.

Leonardo da Vinci assault chariot