This military ClipArt gallery offers 131 images of general military items and scenes. This includes soldiers, battle scenes, view and life around camp, standard issue equipment, gun sights, and more.

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

Ailettes

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

A hand grenade is a small hand-held anti-personnel weapon designed to be thrown and then explode after a short time. The word "grenade" is derived from the French grenade, meaning pomegranate, so named because its shrapnel pellets reminded soldiers of the seeds of this fruit. Grenadiers were originally soldiers who specialized in throwing grenades.

American Grenades

A hand grenade is a small hand-held anti-personnel weapon designed to be thrown and then explode after…

"A band or sash worn partly as a military and partly as a heraldic symbol. It passes round the waist as a girdle, or passes over the left shoulder and is brought down obliquely under the right arm, or is suspended from the right shoulder in such a way as to sustain a sword." — Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

Baldrick

"A band or sash worn partly as a military and partly as a heraldic symbol. It passes round the waist…

The Ballista is a device for throwing large darts very accurately. The Roman Ballistas threw stones instead of darts.

Ballista

The Ballista is a device for throwing large darts very accurately. The Roman Ballistas threw stones…

An ancient missile weapon which launched a large projectile at a distant target.

Ballista

An ancient missile weapon which launched a large projectile at a distant target.

An illustration of military barracks. Barracks are living quarters for personnel on a military post. They are typically very plain and all of the buildings in the housing unit are often uniform structures.

Barracks

An illustration of military barracks. Barracks are living quarters for personnel on a military post.…

"The Battering Ram is an ancient military contrivance used for battering down walls. It consisted of a pole or beam of wood, sometimes as much as 80, 100, or even 120 feet in length."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Battering Ram

"The Battering Ram is an ancient military contrivance used for battering down walls. It consisted of…

"Batering-ram, an engine for battering down the walls of besieged places. The ancients employed two different engines of this kind-- one suspended in a frame, the other movable on wheels or rollers. They consisted of a beam or spar with a massive metal head, and were in motion either by a direct application of manual force or by means of cords or pulleys." -Vaughan, 1906

Battering Ram

"Batering-ram, an engine for battering down the walls of besieged places. The ancients employed two…

An example of a weapon used during biblical times.

Battering Ram

An example of a weapon used during biblical times.

A battering ram and tower, used for sieging city walls. Men would stand inside of the tower and swing the ram into a wall or gate.

Battering ram

A battering ram and tower, used for sieging city walls. Men would stand inside of the tower and swing…

A modern battle scene

Battle

A modern battle scene

The Royal Navy's Hood class battle cruiser launched on 1918. The cruiser was used as an anti—torpedo destroyer. The cruiser contains 18 guns and travels at 32 knots, or about 37 miles per hour.

British Navy Hood Battle Cruiser

The Royal Navy's Hood class battle cruiser launched on 1918. The cruiser was used as an anti—torpedo…

The British Royal Navy's Renown battle cruiser design launched in 1916. The cruiser is a modified design Royal Sovereign class battleship for greater speed.

British Navy Renown Battle Cruiser

The British Royal Navy's Renown battle cruiser design launched in 1916. The cruiser is a modified design…

The illustration of the Kongo class battlecruiser by the Japanese Imperial Navy. The ship was designed by Sir George Thurston, and the first ship built in Britain by Vickers at Barrow—in&mdashFurness.

Japanese Imperial Navy Kongo Class Battlecruiser

The illustration of the Kongo class battlecruiser by the Japanese Imperial Navy. The ship was designed…

Japanese Imperial Navy Tatsuta battlecruiser launched in 1918. One of the first ships to be armed with triple torpedo tubes. Tatsuta's was designed to go at a top speed of 36 knots, or 41 mph.

Japanese Imperial Navy Tatsuta Battlecruiser

Japanese Imperial Navy Tatsuta battlecruiser launched in 1918. One of the first ships to be armed with…

A U.S. Navy Omaha class battlecruiser launched in 1920. The top speed of the cruiser is 35 knots (40 mph). The ship was powered by steam.

United States Navy Omaha Class Battlecruiser

A U.S. Navy Omaha class battlecruiser launched in 1920. The top speed of the cruiser is 35 knots (40…

"These vessels (destroyers and Flotilla leaders) gradually increased in size and power, and war requirements continually added to the weights which they had to carry... In fact, some of the ships which before the war were 900 ton vessels, exceeded 1,000 tons towards the end. The introduction of the geared turbine added enormously to the efficiency of the machinery and propellers." —Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1922

British Royal Navy Destroyers and Flotilla Leaders Battleship

"These vessels (destroyers and Flotilla leaders) gradually increased in size and power, and war requirements…

British Royal Navy battleship, H.M.S. Erebus. The ship was completed in 1870, at Napier shipyard as H.M.S. Invincible. In 1904, the ship's name was changed to H.M.S. Erebus. The ship has a coal steam engine powering six boilers and sailing masts.

British Royal Navy H.M.S. Erebus Battleship

British Royal Navy battleship, H.M.S. Erebus. The ship was completed in 1870, at Napier shipyard as…

Italian navy's Caio Duilio battleship launched in 1913. The ship was used during World War I and II.

Caio Duilio Battleship Italian Navy

Italian navy's Caio Duilio battleship launched in 1913. The ship was used during World War I and II.

The Bretagne class battleship built by the French navy during 1913. The ship has a top speed 20 knots (23 mph) and operated by coal and oil.

Bretagne Class Battleship French Navy

The Bretagne class battleship built by the French navy during 1913. The ship has a top speed 20 knots…

German Navy Battlecruiser, SMS Hindenburg. The ship was launched in 1915, and used during World War I.

Hindenburg German Navy Battleship

German Navy Battlecruiser, SMS Hindenburg. The ship was launched in 1915, and used during World War…

A 1912 British navy battleship Iron Duke class. Battleships in this class is operated by steam and have 12 6 in. guns protected by 6 in. armor.

Iron Duke Class British Battleship

A 1912 British navy battleship Iron Duke class. Battleships in this class is operated by steam and have…

"Four battle cruisers were launched in 1915, but they had not been completed up to 1921. On a displacement of 32,200 tons, with a length of 750 ft., 12 14 in. and 24 5 in. guns and 6 torpedo tubes were to have been carried, turbine engines of 66,000 H.P. being estimated to give a speed of 27 knots. The side armour had a maximum thickness of 12 inches." — Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1922

Russian Navy Battleship

"Four battle cruisers were launched in 1915, but they had not been completed up to 1921. On a displacement…

An illustration showing USS Arizona. USS Arizona was a Pennsylvania class battleship, built by U.S. Navy. It was launched in 1915, and served stateside during World War I. The ship sank in Pearl Harbor during World War II.

United States Navy Arizona Battleship

An illustration showing USS Arizona. USS Arizona was a Pennsylvania class battleship, built by U.S.…

USS Massachusetts commissioned by United States Navy in 1942. The ship was used during the World War II in the Pacific Ocean. The ship has a top speed of 27 knots (31 mph) and 35000 tons.

Massachusetts Battleship United States Navy

USS Massachusetts commissioned by United States Navy in 1942. The ship was used during the World War…

"The bayonet is a cutting and thrusting weapon consisting of three principal parts, viz, the <em>blade</em>, <em>guard</em>, <em>grip</em>." &mdash; Moss, 1914

Bayonet

"The bayonet is a cutting and thrusting weapon consisting of three principal parts, viz, the blade,…

This wrought-iron bottle is a 15th century military flask.

Wrought-Iron Bottle

This wrought-iron bottle is a 15th century military flask.

An illustration of a British soldier yelling at a young boy playing a trumpet.

British Soldier and Boy

An illustration of a British soldier yelling at a young boy playing a trumpet.

An illustration of British soldiers relaxing outdoors near trees.

British Soldiers

An illustration of British soldiers relaxing outdoors near trees.

"Four such trenches radiating from a common central chimney will give one flue for use whatever may be the direction of the wind." &mdash; Moss, 1914

Camp chimney

"Four such trenches radiating from a common central chimney will give one flue for use whatever may…

"Camp kettles can be hung on a support consisting of a green pole lying in the crotches of two upright posts of the same character. A narrow trench for the fire, about 1 foot deep, dug under the pole, not only protects the fire from the wind but saves fuel." &mdash; Moss, 1914

Camp kettle

"Camp kettles can be hung on a support consisting of a green pole lying in the crotches of two upright…

"A still greater economy of fuel can be effected by digging a similar trench in the direction of the wind and slightly narrower than the diameter of the kettles. The kettles are then placed on the trench and the space between tthe kettles filled in with stones, clay, etc., leaving the flue running beneath the kettles. The draft can be improved by building a chimney of stones, clay, etc., at the leeward end of the flue." &mdash; Moss, 1914

Camp kitchen

"A still greater economy of fuel can be effected by digging a similar trench in the direction of the…

A catapult is any one of a number of non-handheld mechanical devices used to throw a projectile a great distance without the aid of an explosive substance&mdash;particularly various types of ancient and medieval siege engines.

Catapult

A catapult is any one of a number of non-handheld mechanical devices used to throw a projectile a great…

"Catapult from the Roman military system. The Roman army was divided into legions, each of which contained about 6,000 men, although at first the number was much smaller. Each legion was in turn subdivided into ten cohorts. Besides the legionary soldiers, the army comprised bodies of auxiliar troops from the provinces or the allies of Rome. The common weapons were the pilum, or javelin, and a short sword, but slings and bows were also used."&mdash;Colby, 1899

Catapult

"Catapult from the Roman military system. The Roman army was divided into legions, each of which contained…

The catapult, a machine used for throwing heavy darts.

Catapult

The catapult, a machine used for throwing heavy darts.

Roman catapulta war machine.

Catapulta

Roman catapulta war machine.

Two balls, connected by a chain and used to cut down masts.

Chain-shot

Two balls, connected by a chain and used to cut down masts.

A horse-drawn chariot for soldiers, used to break enemy battalions. The wheels are equipped with blades or scythes, affixed to the axletrees. An archer rides next to the driver, taking aim.

A Chariot of Iron

A horse-drawn chariot for soldiers, used to break enemy battalions. The wheels are equipped with blades…

A weapon used during medieval times.

Cheval de Fris

A weapon used during medieval times.

The image represents the horizontal clock face system. The bottom is the firing line and the numbers of the clock references the position of other objects.

Horizontal Clock Face System

The image represents the horizontal clock face system. The bottom is the firing line and the numbers…

An indian club from Hispaniola.

Club

An indian club from Hispaniola.

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.

Colonial soldiers restraining a man.

Colonial Soldiers

Colonial soldiers restraining a man.

Soldiers in a company kitchen.

Company Kitchen

Soldiers in a company kitchen.

Ritchie Liquid Compass. US Naval compasses have the degree around the rim marked from 0 to 360, east being 90, south being 180, etc.

Compass Card

Ritchie Liquid Compass. US Naval compasses have the degree around the rim marked from 0 to 360, east…

View of the countryside with a farm in the foreground and a village in the background.

Countryside

View of the countryside with a farm in the foreground and a village in the background.

Two soldiers firing their weapons. One is standing behind a tree, while the other is in the crouching position.

Firing from the Crouched and Standing Positions

Two soldiers firing their weapons. One is standing behind a tree, while the other is in the crouching…

This illustration shows three different views of the Curtis Model J N 4-B Military Tractor.

Curtis Model J N 4-B Military Tractor

This illustration shows three different views of the Curtis Model J N 4-B Military Tractor.

This illustration shows three different views of the De Haviland 4 Reconnaissance Plane. This plane has a 400 horsepower Liberty Engine.

De Haviland 4 Reconnaissance Plane

This illustration shows three different views of the De Haviland 4 Reconnaissance Plane. This plane…

An illustration of the Prussian Army destroying the interior of a palace.

Destroying Palace Interior

An illustration of the Prussian Army destroying the interior of a palace.

An army general commanding his troop not to shoot until he takes the first shot.

Do Not Shoot Till I Do

An army general commanding his troop not to shoot until he takes the first shot.

"Good judgement of distance is essential. Accuracy in thrusting and lunging is best attained by practicing these attacks against rings or other convenient openings, about three inches in diameter, suitably suspended at desired heights." &mdash; Moss, 1914

Dummy

"Good judgement of distance is essential. Accuracy in thrusting and lunging is best attained by practicing…

"dummies should be constructed in such a manner as to permit the execution of attacks wthout injury to the point of edge of the bayonet or to the barrel or stock of the rifle. A suitable dummy can be made from pieces of rope about five feet in length plaited closely together into a cable between six and twelve inches in diameter. Old rope is preferable." &mdash; Moss, 1914

Dummy

"dummies should be constructed in such a manner as to permit the execution of attacks wthout injury…

"And Eleazar the son of Saura saw one of the beasts harnessed with the king's harness: and it was higher than the other beasts: and it seemed to him that the king was on it: And he exposed himself to deliver his people and to get himself an everlasting name. And he ran up to it boldly in the midst of the legion, killing on the right hand, and on the left, and they fell by him on this side and that side. And he went between the feet of the elephant, and put himself under it: and slew it, and it fell to the ground upon him, and he died there. Then they seeing the strength of the king and the fierceness of his army, turned away from them." 1 Maccabees 6:43-47 DRA
<p>Eleazar attacks an elephant he assumes to be carrying the king. The elephant falls and kills Eleazar.

Eleazar Attacks the Elephant

"And Eleazar the son of Saura saw one of the beasts harnessed with the king's harness: and it was higher…

"Used with indistinct or invisible targets and to define sectors." &mdash; Moss, 1914

Finger system

"Used with indistinct or invisible targets and to define sectors." — Moss, 1914

A man firing his rifle from a doorway.

A Man Firing from a Doorway

A man firing his rifle from a doorway.

A soldier crouched in a window, firing his rifle from the covered position.

A Man Firing from a Window

A soldier crouched in a window, firing his rifle from the covered position.

This grenade consists of three parts: (1) a lemon-shaped, serrated, cast iron body; (2) a special igniter the body of which is a hollow piece of wood fixed in the collar of the grenade by three wooden pins; (3) the charge.

French Grenade (C.F.)

This grenade consists of three parts: (1) a lemon-shaped, serrated, cast iron body; (2) a special igniter…

A World War I radio communication at Bordeaux. The United States Army built the radio station for a direct communication line.

French Radio Station at Bordeaux Built by American Army

A World War I radio communication at Bordeaux. The United States Army built the radio station for a…

A knight in full armor.

Full Armor

A knight in full armor.