- May 28, 2011
What armor did Indian soldiers atleast elite units have during Ghaznavid and Ghurid invasions?
Do you know the location of the Sunga horseman?Militaristic artistic work is pretty rare, but we actually do have some horse archer models from Satavahana, Sungas to the Gutpas.
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Satavahana model, clearly a dedicated horse archer in a war scene.
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Gupta period, unlike the others this one has Central Asian characteristics like rider boots, quiver below the waist like C. Asians, etc.
Can anyone guess what the more wierdly shaped metal things are?
the rest are either sword blades or spreadheads that's obvious.
There are a couple of tips ( 10th & 11th from the right) that are close to being bodkin points. Copper is not very strong, so it cannot make a true bodkin point ( which is a sabot-like thin cylindrical point) but it needs to be a flathead & bodkin point hybrid.
So you are in chittorgarh right now , good good
Infantry guys have 20 kg jackets, add to that 5 KG rifle, Mags, ammo, Helmet, easily 25-27+
SF jawan has to be as mobile as possible, not limited like an infantryman, hence he'd be using Light weight plate carriers and compromises on Armour protectionAnd how much a special forces jawan carries today ?
He was tough no doubt but not a superhuman.
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