Weapons Cavalry Lances

Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by Dan Morton, Dec 21, 2015.

  1. Dan Morton A Fixture

    In 1914, British Cavalry Lances were made (uniquely) of bamboo, unlike other combatant nations. I'm guessing this was a carry-over from the Indian Army.


    Nation materials model Full size lengths 1/16th scale lengths

    French wood M1890 2900mm 181.3mm

    metal M1913 2970mm 185.6mm

    British bamboo M1863 2769mm 173mm

    bamboo M1894 2743mm 171.4mm

    Germanmetal M1893 3175mm 198.4mm

    Russian metal pre-war 2750mm 171.9mm

    metal 1914 3250mm 203.1mm

    Austrian* metal 1911(?) 2641mm 165.1mm

    Turkish+ metal M1893 3175mm 198.4mm

    Belgian wood 1888 2810mm 175.6mm

    * No Hungarian (Honved) lancers

    + Turkish lance is same as or nearly the same as German M1893 metal lance.

    All values approximate and based on web and text research completed on March 4, 2015

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