This military ClipArt gallery offers 108 illustrations of armor commonly used in battle including full suits of plate, chain, and mail armors, as well as pieces of armor, such as shields and helmets, and armor for horses.

"The shield carried by a mounted man-at-arms in the middle ages; especially, the triangular shield of no great length carried during the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, and hung around the neck by the guige, so as to cover the left arm and left side." -Whitney, 1911

Écu

"The shield carried by a mounted man-at-arms in the middle ages; especially, the triangular shield of…

"In armor, the devices, more or less elaborate according to according to the period, etc., serving to protect the shoulder, or to connect breastplate and backpiece at the shoulder. e, Épaulière, about 1425." -Whitney, 1911

Épaulière

"In armor, the devices, more or less elaborate according to according to the period, etc., serving to…

"A plate of iron worn over the mail to protect the shoulders of a man-at-arms, before the introduction of plate-armor for the body. Image: Ailette with armorial bearings, middle of 13th century."-Whitney, 1902

ailette

"A plate of iron worn over the mail to protect the shoulders of a man-at-arms, before the introduction…

Ailettes - appendages of armor worn by knights during the 13th century.

Ailettes

Ailettes - appendages of armor worn by knights during the 13th century.

Knight wearing Allecret armor

Allecret armor

Knight wearing Allecret armor

A knight wearing Allecret armor, which was typically worn by the Swiss in the 16th century.

Allecret Armor

A knight wearing Allecret armor, which was typically worn by the Swiss in the 16th century.

"One of a series of short pieces of metal sliding in slot-holes formed in overlapping plates of armor, replacing the common appliance of riveting to straps of leather or similar material. Image: Tasset of Plates, Almain-rivet Armor, 15th century."-Whitney, 1902

Almain-rivet

"One of a series of short pieces of metal sliding in slot-holes formed in overlapping plates of armor,…

Full armor from a brass of Sir John de St. Quintin, 1397. KEY: 1-helmet, 2-visor, 3-gorget, 4-breast-plate, 5-skirt, 6-arm-pieces, 7-elbow-piece, 8-gauntlet, 9-hauberk, 10-thigh-piece, 11-knee-piece, 12-greaves, 13-sollerets, 14-lance-rest, 15-belt.

Armor

Full armor from a brass of Sir John de St. Quintin, 1397. KEY: 1-helmet, 2-visor, 3-gorget, 4-breast-plate,…

Full armor from the beginning of the 16th century. KEY: 1-helmet, 2-visor, 3-gorget, 4-breast-plate, 5-skirt, 6-arm-pieces, 7-elbow-piece, 8-gauntlet, 9-hauberk, 10-thigh-piece, 11-knee-piece, 12-greaves, 13-sollerets, 14-lance-rest, 15-belt.

Armor

Full armor from the beginning of the 16th century. KEY: 1-helmet, 2-visor, 3-gorget, 4-breast-plate,…

Suit of armor presented by the Emperor Maximilian to Henry VIII.

Armor

Suit of armor presented by the Emperor Maximilian to Henry VIII.

"Complete Armor of 1195-1205."-Whitney, 1902

Armor

"Complete Armor of 1195-1205."-Whitney, 1902

"Armor and Equipment for man and horse, about 1290."-Whitney, 1902

Armor

"Armor and Equipment for man and horse, about 1290."-Whitney, 1902

"Complete Armor, about 1395"-Whitney, 1902

Armor

"Complete Armor, about 1395"-Whitney, 1902

"Complete suit of Plate-Armor, now in Paris, date about 1440- the epoch of greatest perfection of defensive arms."-Whitney, 1902

Armor

"Complete suit of Plate-Armor, now in Paris, date about 1440- the epoch of greatest perfection of defensive…

"Armor. 1, 2, Early Greek; 3, Greek; 4, 5, Roman; 6, Barbarian." -Foster, 1921

Various Armor

"Armor. 1, 2, Early Greek; 3, Greek; 4, 5, Roman; 6, Barbarian." -Foster, 1921

Sirs John de Creke and John of Eltham wearing armor during the fourteenth century. The illustration shows the extra armor worn by knights and noblemen underneath the surcoats.

Sirs John de Creke and John of Eltham Wearing Armor

Sirs John de Creke and John of Eltham wearing armor during the fourteenth century. The illustration…

The illustration shows two knights riding on horses. The knights and noblemen wore surcoats to hide the type of armor worn.

Knights and Noblemen on Horses Wearing Armor

The illustration shows two knights riding on horses. The knights and noblemen wore surcoats to hide…

An illustration of mascled armor.

Mascled Armor

An illustration of mascled armor.

An illustration of men at arms wearing iron body armor. The illustration shows armors varied by wealth of the soldiers.

Men at Arms Wearing Armor

An illustration of men at arms wearing iron body armor. The illustration shows armors varied by wealth…

A body of armor make from plates of iron.

Plate Armor

A body of armor make from plates of iron.

Armor made by sewing rings of metal on a background of leather or cloth.

Ring Armor

Armor made by sewing rings of metal on a background of leather or cloth.

A decorated shoulder piece from a Greek bronze armor, known as Siris Bronze. The shoulder piece has a relief of a battle between the Greek warrior and the Amazon.

Siris Bronze Armor with Greek Warrior and Amazon

A decorated shoulder piece from a Greek bronze armor, known as Siris Bronze. The shoulder piece has…

The image of a Roman legionnaire. He is equipped with a dense breastplate, a helm, a large round shield, greaves, and a short sword.

Arms and Armor

The image of a Roman legionnaire. He is equipped with a dense breastplate, a helm, a large round shield,…

An array of miscellaneous ancient armors. The image depicts (1) a cuirass, often referred to as a coat of mail, (2) a helmet, (3) the shield, and (4), the greaves.

Arms and Armor

An array of miscellaneous ancient armors. The image depicts (1) a cuirass, often referred to as a coat…

An array of weapons used in ancient times (some of which are still used today). Among these weapons are a shortbow, a longbow, a battle axe, several spears, an arrow, and several swords.

Arms and Armor: Weapons

An array of weapons used in ancient times (some of which are still used today). Among these weapons…

A bendabe curtain of chainmail on the helmet of a medeival soldier.

Aventail

A bendabe curtain of chainmail on the helmet of a medeival soldier.

A name given to the plate armor of the leg below the knee.

Bainberg

A name given to the plate armor of the leg below the knee.

"The Helm of Baronet and Knights is of steel, garnished with silver, and standing affronté; the vizor is raised, and without bars."—Aveling, 1891

Helm of Baronet

"The Helm of Baronet and Knights is of steel, garnished with silver, and standing affronté; the…

Basinets

Basinets

Basinets

"Brass Armor of Sir John de Creke." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Brass Armor

"Brass Armor of Sir John de Creke." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

"Brass Armor of Sir John de Foxley." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Brass Armor

"Brass Armor of Sir John de Foxley." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

"Brass Armor of Sir John Lisle at Thruxton." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Brass Armor

"Brass Armor of Sir John Lisle at Thruxton." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

"Brass Armor of Richard Beauchamp, earl of Warwick." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Brass Armor

"Brass Armor of Richard Beauchamp, earl of Warwick." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

A breastplate is a device worn over the torso either to protect the torso from injury, or as an item of religious significance, or as an item of status.

Breastplate

A breastplate is a device worn over the torso either to protect the torso from injury, or as an item…

Casque with nasal and mail hood.

Casque

Casque with nasal and mail hood.

Knight wearing chair armor.

Chain armor

Knight wearing chair armor.

An illustration a hauberk, shirt made of chain mail.

Chain Mail Shirt (Hauberk)

An illustration a hauberk, shirt made of chain mail.

Coat of mail, used to protect a knight from close combat sword cuts.

Coat of Mail

Coat of mail, used to protect a knight from close combat sword cuts.

"Crest-wreath; Probably of Lord Willoughby de Eresby."—Aveling, 1891

Crest-Wreath

"Crest-wreath; Probably of Lord Willoughby de Eresby."—Aveling, 1891

"In armor, ornamented with ridges, corrugations, and the like, which in some cases added also to the utility of the piece as giving greater strength. Suits of armor of the sixteenth century, both Italian and German, are often richly fluted." -Whitney, 1911

Fluted Dossière

"In armor, ornamented with ridges, corrugations, and the like, which in some cases added also to the…

"Inside View of Shield, showing Enarme, or Gear. Enarmer, provide, as a shield, with straps." -Whitney, 1911

Enarme

"Inside View of Shield, showing Enarme, or Gear. Enarmer, provide, as a shield, with straps." -Whitney,…

"The shoulder-piece in the armor of the fourteenth century, especially when small and fitting closely to the person, as compared with the large pauldron of later days." -Whitney, 1911

Epaulet

"The shoulder-piece in the armor of the fourteenth century, especially when small and fitting closely…

"The shoulder-piece in the armor of the fourteenth century, especially when small and fitting closely to the person, as compared with the large pauldron of later days." -Whitney, 1911

Epaulet

"The shoulder-piece in the armor of the fourteenth century, especially when small and fitting closely…

A knight in full armor.

Full Armor

A knight in full armor.

"Suit of Plate Armor, early 16th century." — Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

Full Plate

"Suit of Plate Armor, early 16th century." — Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

"Suit by Jacob Topf, nearly complete; the gorget does not belong to it." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Full Plate Armor

"Suit by Jacob Topf, nearly complete; the gorget does not belong to it." — The Encyclopedia Britannica,…

A gabion is an open cylinder made of brushwood, canvas, wire-netting, or iron bands used in fortification. Filled with loose earth, gabions are placed on end, in tiers, to form a wall behind which earth can be piled. They are usually constructed on location and made up of whatever materials are on hand.

Gabion

A gabion is an open cylinder made of brushwood, canvas, wire-netting, or iron bands used in fortification.…

A man wearing a gambeson from about 1375. A gambeson is a quilted padded jacket worn as armor.

Soldier Wearing a Gambeson

A man wearing a gambeson from about 1375. A gambeson is a quilted padded jacket worn as armor.

"A piece of armor protecting the arm; properly, an elbow piece, but sometimes loosely used for the entire brassart. Also garde-de-bras." -Whitney, 1911

Garde-Brace

"A piece of armor protecting the arm; properly, an elbow piece, but sometimes loosely used for the entire…

"In armor, a raised and ornamental ridge terminating the pauldron on the side toward the neck, and intended to prevent blows from glancing from the pauldron." -Whitney, 1911

Garde-Collet

"In armor, a raised and ornamental ridge terminating the pauldron on the side toward the neck, and intended…

The Gauntlet is a piece of protective armor for the hand, dating back to the 12th century. The first gauntlets were leather covered gloves with an unarticulated metal back. They evolved from the chain mail bag, which , in the 12th century, terminated at the sleeves of the hauberk. The gauntlet of the 14th century had separate, but unjointed fingers. This gauntlet was superseded by the 'mitten'.

Gauntlet

The Gauntlet is a piece of protective armor for the hand, dating back to the 12th century. The first…

"Gauntlet of mail forming part of the hauberk, 13th century. In medieval armor, a glove of defense." -Whitney, 1911

Gauntlet of Mail

"Gauntlet of mail forming part of the hauberk, 13th century. In medieval armor, a glove of defense."…

"Gauntlet of plate, early 14th century. In medieval armor, a glove of defense." -Whitney, 1911

Gauntlet of Plate

"Gauntlet of plate, early 14th century. In medieval armor, a glove of defense." -Whitney, 1911

"Gauntlet of plate, later 14th century. In medieval armor, a glove of defense." -Whitney, 1911

Gauntlet of Plate

"Gauntlet of plate, later 14th century. In medieval armor, a glove of defense." -Whitney, 1911

"Genouillère, middle of 13th century. The knee-piece, of hammered iron, introduced toward the close of the thirteenth century, and worn at first over the chausses of mail, being held in place by a strap passing round the leg, and consisting at first of a dish-shaped or slightly pointed roundel." -Whitney, 1911

Genouillère

"Genouillère, middle of 13th century. The knee-piece, of hammered iron, introduced toward the…

"Genouillère, middle of 13th century. An articulated piece forming a part of the jambe or of the cuissart in the fourteenth century, and later furnished with large wings which projected backward on each side of the knee-joint." -Whitney, 1911

Genouillère

"Genouillère, middle of 13th century. An articulated piece forming a part of the jambe or of…

"Glove-shield, 15th century. A contrivance adopted in the sixteenth century for arming the left hand for parrying thrusts and blows." -Whitney, 1911

Glove-Shield

"Glove-shield, 15th century. A contrivance adopted in the sixteenth century for arming the left hand…

"Glove-shield, 15th century. A contrivance adopted in the sixteenth century for arming the left hand for parrying thrusts and blows." -Whitney, 1911

Glove-Shield

"Glove-shield, 15th century. A contrivance adopted in the sixteenth century for arming the left hand…

Plate Gorget.

Gorget

Plate Gorget.

"1, Hausse-col (a) attached to the brigandline, 15th century. GORGET. A piece of armor protecting the throat and sometimes the upper part of the breast." -Whitney, 1911

Gorget

"1, Hausse-col (a) attached to the brigandline, 15th century. GORGET. A piece of armor protecting the…