Until the advent of the internal combustion engine and thus the gradual motorization of the armed forces, the horse as a train and transport was the main component of the German army until the end of World War II. Already since the early beginnings of military conflicts animals, especially the horse, were used in the military....Mehr lesen
Armor has been used since the beginning of armed conflict to protect soldiers from the effects of weapons. Among the most famous armor include the plate armor or chain armor used in the Middle Ages. The animals used in the fighting were also partially armored, such as horses, elephants or even dogs.
Since its introduction, the helmet has been used to protect the soldiers' head from external aggressions. Unlike often thought, helmets can not stop projectiles from rifles, because the penetration is too high. As a rule, the helmets today serve against flying splinters, objects and ricochets, as well as pistol ammunition. At first, these were mainly made of...Mehr lesen