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Military Equipment throughout the Ages

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#6 - kingdaniel (08/03/2014) [+] (43 replies)
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My equipment.
#2 - killingpeter (08/03/2014) [+] (14 replies)
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Uh oh, i forgot one!

Private, 1916
#33 - killingpeter (08/03/2014) [+] (33 replies)
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Just for people who are curious how military equipment in the near future might look like: the picture shows the "Gladius-System" of Rheinmetall Defence for the German army. It is considered the most advanced program of its kind.
#5 - anonymous (08/03/2014) [+] (2 replies)
#11 - fezzo (08/03/2014) [+] (2 replies)
#7 the private sentinel had the right idea
#13 - kennyh (08/03/2014) [+] (15 replies)
so you wear this brightly-colored ****
march down bright, open roadways
bellow your fighting song that goes "SHOOT ME! SHOOT ME! SHOOT ME!"
#26 to #13 - vonpwnenstein (08/03/2014) [-]
Back then war wasnt about killing it was just about breaking the enemies morale.
#66 - warmbuns (08/03/2014) [+] (1 reply)
me and my rifle during war
me and my rifle during war
#78 - lizardlickscereal (08/03/2014) [+] (13 replies)
Ready for action!
Ready for action!
User avatar #86 to #85 - thechosentroll (08/03/2014) [-]
How do I say this? Well, if that gun could talk and had an anime girl voice, it'd be saying "S-senpai, but........... I eject from there.".
#116 - youlikeme ONLINE (08/03/2014) [+] (31 replies)
Why do people awlays have to use guns these days? Back in the old days it was much cooler, when everyone had swords. I know it's not as "effective", but with my katana I could probably defeat at least 20 people, if they were unarmed. It is much more honorable than just gunning them down, like a coward.
#121 to #116 - foxranger (08/03/2014) [-]
I think this is a joke...dear god I hope its a joke...
#217 - anonymous (08/04/2014) [+] (4 replies)
Tactical sandals.
#115 - DontDeleteMeAgain (08/03/2014) [-]
I cant be the only one
#45 - ronjeremysweiner (08/03/2014) [+] (7 replies)
why would a huskarl have a cross on his shield?
User avatar #50 to #45 - inudewaruika (08/03/2014) [-]
When the King of Denmark invaded and conquered Anglo-Saxon England he brought with him the huscarls. They became a integrated part of the households in England. Because they were ruled over by Denmark, Anglo-Saxon England took on traits from their ruling country. That is why you see Viking influence but not viking craftsmanship, and why it has a cross on it.
User avatar #82 - aSARendarsFJWINWIN (08/03/2014) [+] (10 replies)
The man at arms had so much swag.
#99 to #82 - thismustbeseen (08/03/2014) [-]
Man at arms is best at arms.
#56 - anonasuser (08/03/2014) [+] (1 reply)
why are there sandals in the last one?
User avatar #63 to #56 - MrTurdTastic (08/03/2014) [-]
Because waking up at 5am and walking to the shower block in boots is a bugger.
#21 - koneella has deleted their comment [+] (12 replies)
#24 to #21 - johnas ONLINE (08/03/2014) [-]
You don't actually believe the vikings wore helmets with horns attached?
User avatar #12 - worldatarms ONLINE (08/03/2014) [+] (5 replies)
The hell is a man at arms?
#22 to #12 - killingpeter (08/03/2014) [-]
A man-at-arms (at least in England) was a soldier who had basically he same armament as knights (full armor and man weapons) but was sociall not considered a knight. So it just was a member of the heavy infantry or cavalry.
User avatar #44 - failtolawl (08/03/2014) [+] (5 replies)
uh, yea. there is no way one archer from the 1400s is going to have all that **** . One sword is like an entire lifetime's wage.
User avatar #65 to #44 - phantomeins (08/03/2014) [-]
A point about the status of swords Not really, at least not in the late medieval period
#251 - adaaayyymmm (08/04/2014) [+] (21 replies)
Why did we ever stop giving full suits of armor to our soldiers!
#260 to #251 - PVTDickStryker (08/04/2014) [-]
Because guns
Musket shots could go through plate armor like butter, and considering how the majority of warfare was starting to be performed by sea at that period, not only would someone wearing full plate be turned to swiss cheese rather easily, but they would be at higher risk of drowning. After guns became so popular, people started prioritizing mobility and utility over basic defense and that trend has been followed until recently, where soldiers are issued body armor in the form of ceramic plates interlocked under Kevlar. Odds are, until a material is discovered thats so strong it can deflect AP rounds for more than a handful of times and so light the wearer wouldn't be near death from jogging in it for a mile, we're going to continue the trend for quite a while. That picture kinda reminds me of the Caldari from EvE/DUST
#16 - aibu (08/03/2014) [+] (2 replies)
Dude, what the **** would an archer use a wooden stake for?
They're supposed to SHOOT the vampires, not get ******* close to them.
Or did they hope to fire off the stake from a distance?

******* 1415's man.. Wild times.
#19 to #16 - anonymous (08/03/2014) [-]
Actually several stakes would be driven into the ground in front of the archers, providing a wall against cavalry charges
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