Hittite Heavy Chariot III

Hittite Heavy Chariot III

Product no.: LBA18
£12.00 / pack(s)

Later Hittite or other Anatolian 3-man, 2-horse chariot. Crew comprises a Driver, Archer and shieldbearer with spear, who could have operated on foot as a runner.

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 operating as a chariot runner. The Hittite Javelinmen can be used for this purpose.

Egyptian scenes of the battle of Kadesh show Hittite chariots with spear armed charioteers, though it is possible some Hittite or other Anatolian 3-man chariots were bow armed. This chariot includes an Archer as the principal warrior.

Armoured Horses are supplied at random from either of the two styles in Hittite Heavy Chariots I and II.

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, 1 Archer and 1 Spearman)

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