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Armor and Shields

Parent Category: Military Equipment
The shield is a defensive military equipment used in medieval times. It can be used to block and defend against other weapons such as swords, axes and arrows. However, after the invention on firearms, shields were not as reliable and are not as common.
A shield is a physical item used for a physical defense of a  person. A coat of arms is a symbol representative of a person,  family, or a country. However, in many languages, the word for  shield and coat of arms are the same (such as Spanish - escudo) and  most nobles would emblazon their coat...
Stainless steel, as pointed out above, was  developed in the early 20th century. Ordinary steel did exist in  antiquity. The Romans used steel from Noricum (part of present day  Austria), to make swords. Steel is not well suited for armour  because it is too hard. However, steel was involved in...
Samurai armour (like all armour) was designed to prevent injuries  from various weapons. No warrior was ever perfect and sometimes  would let a strike get past their defence, which could easily be  lethal. Armour meant a warrior could occasionally make a mistake  and not pay so dearly for it....
That varies with the type of tank, model, and the location. Frontal  armor can be very thick (feet), side or rear armor is usually  thinner (inches) because it is more likely to be hit in the front  than the sides or rear. The armor is also angled to deflect rather  than absorb the energy of the...
Roman helmets, the galea or cassis, varied significantly over time  and between different types of military units. It is thought that  originally they were influenced by the helmets of the Etruscans.  The Romans then, still in the early days, adopted the bronze  helmets of the Greeks. Later the...