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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
warrior. XII century
Artist Vladimir Semenov.
warrior. XII century

Since the beginning VII of the century wars main for the Russian warriors become defensive battles with the nomads. In connection with this in Russia the armors do not become such heavy and fixed, as this is characteristic for West Europe: combat with the nomad riders required rapid maneuvering and mobility of Russian warrior.
Cavalry played main role in the fields of battles. However, in front of the cavalry often came out infantry, which began battle. For VII of century are characteristic mixed infantry and horse combat, which occurred in walls and fortresses it is municipal. Infantrymen - "peshtsev" - used with the protection of urban walls and winch, cover it was rear cavalry, for performing of necessary transport and engineering work, for the reconnaissance and punitive attacks.
Were armed peshtsy with the diverse types of weapon - missile, that chop and impact. Their clothing and armament as a whole were simpler and cheaper, than in combatants, since the forces of infantrymen in mass their were formed from the common people - smerdov, the craftsmen, but not of the professional soldiers. The weapon of peshchtsa were march axe, heavy spear and sulitsa, cudgel and boar-spear. Armor on peshtse was more frequently chain armor, and that completely any. shields the infantrymen of the XII century used and round, and almond-shaped.
A. Yurasovskiy
"Russian armors X-XVII centurys".
Artist Vladimir Semenov.
© depictive skill ". Moscow. 1983

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