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.

"2, Hausse-col (a) worn over mail, early 15th century. GORGET. A piece of armor protecting the throat and sometimes the upper part of the breast." -Whitney, 1911

Gorget

"2, Hausse-col (a) worn over mail, early 15th century. GORGET. A piece of armor protecting the throat…

"Gothic Style of Armor. Monument of Count Otto IV of Henneberg." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Gothic Armor

"Gothic Style of Armor. Monument of Count Otto IV of Henneberg." — The Encyclopedia Britannica,…

Armor worn by the Greek soldiers as art armor.

Greek Armor (Art Armor)

Armor worn by the Greek soldiers as art armor.

A habergeon, or coat of mail, used by soldiers during medieval times.

Habergeon

A habergeon, or coat of mail, used by soldiers during medieval times.

Heaume, early 13th century.

Heaume

Heaume, early 13th century.

Heaume, early 15th century.

Heaume

Heaume, early 15th century.

Heaume, early 15th century.

Heaume

Heaume, early 15th century.

This illustration shows the gems worn on the breast plate of the high priest of the Hebrews. Each of these gems is mentioned in the Bible.
1) Cornelian (Reuben)
2) Topaz (Simeon)
3) Emerald (Levi)
4) Ruby (Judah)
5) Sapphire (Issachar)
6) Diamond (Zebulon)
7) Hyacinth (Dan)
8) Agate (Naphtali)
9) Amethyst (Gad)
10) Chrysolite (Asher)
11) Sardonyx (Joseph)
12) Jasper (Benjamin)

Hebrew Breastplate

This illustration shows the gems worn on the breast plate of the high priest of the Hebrews. Each of…

The oldest use of helmets was by Ancient Greek soldiers, who wore thick leather or bronze helmets to protect the head from sword blows and arrows.

Helmet

The oldest use of helmets was by Ancient Greek soldiers, who wore thick leather or bronze helmets to…

"Fan-crest, about 1350. A form of crest common in the middle ages at different periods, as in the reign of Richard I. of England, whose second great seal shows this crest, and again at the end of the thirteenth century, when it assumed the shape of a fan or screen with radiating ribs, attached to the helm at a single point." -Whitney, 1911

Medieval Helmet with Fan Crest

"Fan-crest, about 1350. A form of crest common in the middle ages at different periods, as in the reign…

Full-barred helmet, protects entire face.

Helmet, Full Barred

Full-barred helmet, protects entire face.

An open helmet, which covers only the head, ears, and neck.

Helmet, Open

An open helmet, which covers only the head, ears, and neck.

Esquire's sidelong helmet, with visor shut.

Heraldry, Esquire

Esquire's sidelong helmet, with visor shut.

King's full-faced helmet, with six bars.

Heraldry, King

King's full-faced helmet, with six bars.

Knight's full-faced helmet of steel. Open visor.

Heraldry, Knight

Knight's full-faced helmet of steel. Open visor.

Five-barred noble's helmet.

Heraldry, Noble

Five-barred noble's helmet.

A horse with battle armor.

Armored Horse

A horse with battle armor.

Jambes, or armor footwear.

Jambes

Jambes, or armor footwear.

Knight in complete armor

Knight in complete armor

Knight in complete armor

An illustration of a knight sitting on a horse wearing a full suit of armor.

Knight in Full Armor

An illustration of a knight sitting on a horse wearing a full suit of armor.

Heavily armored knights engaged in battle.

Knights Armor

Heavily armored knights engaged in battle.

An illustration of a 13th century mask of steel.

Mask of Steel

An illustration of a 13th century mask of steel.

The 'mitten' superseded the gauntlet of the 14th century. Rather than having separate, unjointed fingers, it had jointed steel plates (meshed), for the fingers.

Mitten (Armor)

The 'mitten' superseded the gauntlet of the 14th century. Rather than having separate, unjointed fingers,…

Norman armor

Norman armor

Norman armor

Armor worn by the Roman soldiers; art armor.

Roman Cuirass (Art Armor)

Armor worn by the Roman soldiers; art armor.

Armor worn by the Roman soldiers as scale armor.

Roman Cuirass (Scale Armor)

Armor worn by the Roman soldiers as scale armor.

A buckler, or small round shield.

Rondache

A buckler, or small round shield.

A horsemen's helmet viewed from the front.

Sallet

A horsemen's helmet viewed from the front.

A horsemen's helmet viewed from the side.

Sallet

A horsemen's helmet viewed from the side.

A spanish helmet.

Sallet

A spanish helmet.

Small plates are sewn onto cloth, overlapping. "Scale-armor of the Early Middle Ages." -Whitney, 1911

Scale Armor

Small plates are sewn onto cloth, overlapping. "Scale-armor of the Early Middle Ages." -Whitney, 1911

The scutum was a semi-cylindrical shield used by ancient Roman legionaries.

Scutum

The scutum was a semi-cylindrical shield used by ancient Roman legionaries.

The scutum was a semi-cylindrical shield used by ancient Roman legionaries.

Scutum

The scutum was a semi-cylindrical shield used by ancient Roman legionaries.

The scutum was a semi-cylindrical shield used by ancient Roman legionaries.

Scutum

The scutum was a semi-cylindrical shield used by ancient Roman legionaries.

The scutum was a semi-cylindrical shield used by ancient Roman legionaries.

Scutum

The scutum was a semi-cylindrical shield used by ancient Roman legionaries.

A Roman scutum shield.

Roman scutum

A Roman scutum shield.

"A skull-cap of steel worn sometimes under and sometimes over the camail." -Whitney, 1911

Secret

"A skull-cap of steel worn sometimes under and sometimes over the camail." -Whitney, 1911

A shield showing the semé pattern of Fleurs-de-lis.

Semé Shield

A shield showing the semé pattern of Fleurs-de-lis.

A round, handheld shield used as military armor.

Shield

A round, handheld shield used as military armor.

This shield is made out of iron. It is cut in fanciful technique and inlaid with gold and silver.

Shield

This shield is made out of iron. It is cut in fanciful technique and inlaid with gold and silver.

A Norman kite shield of the 10th or 11th century, considered the beginning of the High Middle Ages.

Kite Shield

A Norman kite shield of the 10th or 11th century, considered the beginning of the High Middle Ages.

A shield of mounted men-at-arms from the first half of the 13th century, considered the High Middle Ages.

Medieval Shield

A shield of mounted men-at-arms from the first half of the 13th century, considered the High Middle…

An illustration of a knight and three men at arms wearing iron armors during the fourteenth century.

Fourteenth Century Knight and Men at Arms

An illustration of a knight and three men at arms wearing iron armors during the fourteenth century.

Armor worn by Spaniards in their conquests of the New World.

Spanish Armor

Armor worn by Spaniards in their conquests of the New World.

"Steel Armet, about A.D. 1450. A, calotte or cap; a, neck-guard riveted to A, and having a prolongation upward toward the crown; B, upper vizor, or umbril, with sight- or eye-hole; C, vizor with opening for breathing; D, aventaile, opening sidewise on hinges; E, rim of the sidewise on hinges; E, rim of the gorgerin (it has a groove between two ridges, which groove recieves the loer edge of the armet proper); F, one of two upright pins upon which the pauldrons are adjusted. The gorgerin is of three pieces, movable upon one another, and all riveted to a leather band beneath."-Whitney, 1902

Steel Armet

"Steel Armet, about A.D. 1450. A, calotte or cap; a, neck-guard riveted to A, and having a prolongation…

A man wearing a full suit of armor riding a horse.

Suit of Armor

A man wearing a full suit of armor riding a horse.

"The targe of the Scottish Highlands, composed of wood and leather, and studded with brass decoratively applied, is a reversion to the early circular form."—Finley, 1917

Highland targe

"The targe of the Scottish Highlands, composed of wood and leather, and studded with brass decoratively…

An illustration of fourteenth century tournament of knights wearing armor from Romance of King Maliadus manuscript. A tournament is when there are three or more knights fighting on the course, whereas a joust is only two are fighting.

Knight Tournament from Romance of King Meliadus

An illustration of fourteenth century tournament of knights wearing armor from Romance of King Maliadus…