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hauberk and lamellar armor. X-XI the century
helmet with the the barmitsa. X century. X century
hauberk (schema of production)
armor is scaly. XI century
the splitting weapon
helmets. XI-XIII century
armors from the plates and the scale
warrior. XII century
hauberk. XII-XIII century
the chopping weapon
helmet with the half-mask and barmitsa. XII-XIII century
armor is lamellar. VIII the century
the shields
archer. XIII century
the impact weapon
armors. XIII-XIV century
the banner
arbalest. XIV century
the missile weapon
kolontar'. XIV century
baydana. XV century
kuyak. XVI century
swords and the sabre
yushman. XVI century
chaldar (horse attire). XVI century
the helmets
archer. XVI century
tegilyay. XVI century
bakhterets and tarch. XVI century
zertsalo. XVII century
rynda. XVI-XVII century
ceremonial armors. XVII century
armor is lamellar. VIII the century
Artist Vladimir Semenov.
armor is lamellar. VIII the century

Lamellar armor - this is the consisting of the metallic plates armor for the cover of the body of soldier. The plates of this armor could be very diverse: by square, semicircular, wide rectangular, narrow oblong, by thickness from 0.5 to 2 mm. on the plates were done several small holes, through which the plates by threads or with belts were fastened to the leather or cloth basis. Not it was on the more ancient armors of basis, plates were connected only with each other, and armor was slipped over thick quilted jacket or hauberk. All plates were convex and were moved by one to another, which strengthened the shielding properties of armor.
 
Armors of this system - "belt fastening" - existed in Russia to end OF THE XV century.
 
"To vydast' pechenezh'skiy prince To pretichyu horse, sabre, arrow, the very same to dast' to it bron', panel, to mech'", thus were mentioned ancient armor in the "narratives of temporary years".
 
The well protected by armor rider could even not have in the hands of the chopping weapon. For the horseman very essential weapon became bulava and bludgeon, which gave the possibility to rapidly deliver the deafening impacts and to swiftly continue battle elsewhere of battle.
 
A. Yurasovskiy
"Russian armors X-XVII centurys".
Artist Vladimir Semenov.
© depictive skill ". Moscow. 1983

 
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