Scythed Chariots Historical

Scythed Chariots Historical (HM1VGO)

Location: Indio, CA 92201 Riverside County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 39.672', W 115° 43.314'

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Leonardo da Vinci Weapons of War & Invention

There are several designs for horse-drawn scythed chariots among Leonardo's sketches.

The first involved the use of four large scythes which were mounted in a manner similar to helicopter blades. Leonardo was a peaceable man who despised war, but this machine, with its rotating scythes, is an absolute horror, in that when operating, it would slice the limbs from its victims, leaving them bleeding and helpless on the ground. Leonardo's sketch of this chariot depicts fallen soldiers in their death throes.
Four large blades were placed in front of the horses and rotated by a large screw. A number of smaller scythes were attached to a chariot at the rear.
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Date Added Tuesday, November 1st, 2016 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 618500 N 3725324
Decimal Degrees33.66120000, -115.72190000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 39.672', W 115° 43.314'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 39' 40.32" N, 115° 43' 18.84" W
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Area Code(s)760
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 62428-62434 Chiriaco Rd, Indio CA 92201, US
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