Hittite Heavy Chariot I


Hittite Heavy Chariot I

Product no.: LBA16
£12.00 / pack(s)

Later Hittite or other central Anatolian 3-man, 2-horse chariot.

Crew comprises a driver, and 2 spearmen, one of whom may have fought on foot as a runner. The Hittite Javelinmen pack can be used for this purpose.

These chariots were slightly heavier in construction than other 2-horse chariots of the period, not least because it is likely that the wheel axle was further forward from the rear of the chariot cab, perhaps to support the weight of an extra crewman? Alternatively the chariot can be crewed by just 2 men and with a javelinman on foot acting as a chariot runner.

Egyptian scenes of the battle of Kadesh show Hittite chariots with spear armed charioteers, such as these, though it is likely that some were bow armed. This is represented in Hittite Heavy Chariot III.

Horses were now generally armoured with bronze scales as with the horses with this chariot.

The Chariot body and the draft pole are a one piece casting. The only assembly is attaching the wheels.

Pack contains 1 round-sided chariot, 2 armoured horses and 3 crew figures (1 Driver and 2 Spearmen)

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