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28R-CAW-311 this is a “28Raw” 4Ground model kit (Raw kits have no
pre-painted parts).

Thought to have been brought to Egypt by the Hyksos who would become
Pharaohs, this Chariot was used from the 15th-16th Dynasty onwards (1684 BCE
onwards). These chariots were a refinement of the earlier Asiatic chariots, they
were made much lighter and much more manoeuvrable with the positioning of the
axle at the very back. Though lighter, by use of well designed additional metal
bracing to the shaft and metal sleeving to the axle, these were much more robust
and durable than the Asiatic chariots they superceded.

The chariot's main frame was made of wood which was steam bent into the
required shape, once bent it was then left to cool and dry in its new form. This
chariot was made of various woods, some of which had to be imported, making the
chariot a costly item reserved for the rich. They are thought to have cost
8 deben of silver which was a small fortune and chariots were not only listed
as part of the spoils of war, often also received as tribute from the
subjugated.

In battle the charioteer was accompanied by a noble warrior who once close
enough would shoot volleys of arrows at the enemy, when the enemy ranks broke
the charioteers would chase them down for the warrior to finish them off with
spears.

The Egyptians used chariots in massed formations, causing fear in given parts
of the enemy's ranks but also probably to greatly increase the effect of
ranged shooting from such mobile platforms, this though was often to great
effect as the majority of their opponents were

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