Unanswered | Answered

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 aperson. A coat of arms is a symbol representative of a person,family, or a country. However, in many languages, the word forshield and coat of arms are the same (such as Spanish - escudo) andmost nobles would emblazon their coat of arms on...
Stainless steel, as pointed out above, wasdeveloped in the early 20th century. Ordinary steel did exist inantiquity. The Romans used steel from Noricum (part of present dayAustria), to make swords. Steel is not well suited for armourbecause it is too hard. However, steel was involved in the makingof...
Samurai armour (like all armour) was designed to prevent injuriesfrom various weapons. No warrior was ever perfect and sometimeswould let a strike get past their defence, which could easily belethal. Armour meant a warrior could occasionally make a mistakeand not pay so dearly for it. Additionally,...
That varies with the type of tank, model, and the location. Frontalarmor can be very thick (feet), side or rear armor is usuallythinner (inches) because it is more likely to be hit in the frontthan the sides or rear. The armor is also angled to deflect ratherthan absorb the energy of the shells. ...
Roman helmets, the galea or cassis, varied significantly over timeand between different types of military units. It is thought thatoriginally they were influenced by the helmets of the Etruscans.The Romans then, still in the early days, adopted the bronzehelmets of the Greeks. Later the design of...