The caisson was a two-wheeled carriage used to transport ammunition. It carried two ammunition chests and a spare wheel. A stock ending in a crescent moon-shaped lunette allowed the caisson to be hooked to a limber, just like any artillery piece. A caisson with its limber thus held three ammunition chests. The limber hauling the gun carriage was equipped with another, for a total of four ammunition chests per team.
When taken into battle, a caisson was always attached to a limber and pulled by a team of four to six horses. The caisson crew was under the direction of a corporal, who reported to the sergeant in charge of the gun to which the caisson was assigned. A fully loaded caisson and limber combination weighed 3,811 pounds. Caissons belonging to the Union were painted olive drab, those of the Confederacy were gray.
• Historically accurate and perfectly scaled
• Cleanly cast Britannia metal components
• Two Authentically detailed ammuntion chests
• Three one-piece ready-to-mount wheels
• Clearly written illustrated instructions
• Assembly and painting time 5-10 hours
• Length 8-1/2"
• Width 4-1/2"
• Height 4"
• Scale 1:16
• Weight 1 lb. 4 oz.