|Drawing of a Shen Zhuan Huo Qiu Che, from 'Yu Zi Shi San Zhong Mi Shu Bing Heng (《喻子十三種秘書兵衡》)'.|
Shen Zhuan Huo Qiu Che is equipped with numerous firearms, flamethrowers, and smoke launchers to be used as a intimidate/psychological weapon. Owing to its relatively small size and concealed wheels, it can also be camouflaged with hay or muds and employed in ambush.
One notable feature of Shen Zhuan Huo Qiu Che is that it is powered by a hand-cranked mechanism from the inside, effectively making it a Chinese answer to the world famous Leonardo da Vinci's Tank. Unfortunately, this also means that the weapon is about as practical as Leonardo's design (which is to say, not very much).
|Leonardo da Vinci's armoured wagon, from 'Codice Arundel'.|