Hittite Heavy Chariot II


Hittite Heavy Chariot II

Product no.: LBA17
£12.00 / pack(s)

Later Hittite 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 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 perhaps 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 some 3-man chariots 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. In addition, these horses have padded armour to the neck.

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

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

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