Interpretation of one of Leonardo da Vinci's projects. It is one of the many studies that Leonardo made on war chariots, almost exclusively to demonstrate to the various sovereigns the danger of the vehicle. In the drawings illustrating the different versions of the wagon, he also adds a note in which he explains that this type of weapon had proved to be much more dangerous for its soldiers, who had to wield it, than for its enemies. For this reason he considered it important to study and test methods of attack that would allow soldiers to defend themselves from the wagons without getting too close, using for example arrows, spears, stones and even groups of soldiers with drums, who, with shouts and all sorts of noise, could easily frighten the horses, so that they would suddenly change direction, wreaking havoc, deaths and injuries.
There are 71 pieces, including some leather finished parts. Glue is recommended to join some pieces when assembling this model. Illustrated instructions in Italian and English are included with the kit. See the additional tab on the product page to view the instructions online.
Model Specifications (assembled):
Length: 36.5 cm (14.4 inches)
Width: 19.5 cm (7.7 inches)
Height: 20 cm (7.9 inches)
Estimated assembly time about 40 minutes