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Instruments or devices used for attack or defense.
weapons in the Stone Age
Weapons used mainly for hunting in prehistory (Paleolithic and Neolithic).
thrusting and cutting weapons
Weapons with steel blades of various lengths designed to pierce or cut.
Pistol with a rotary magazine, which usually contains six cartridge chambers.
Short light handgun that is held in one hand; it is loaded with a magazine inside the butt.
Shoulder-held automatic assault weapon that fires handgun cartridges in bursts.
light machine gun
Light automatic assault weapon that can be single-shot or automatic; its barrel is supported by a bipod.
Portable assault rifle that fires cartridges; in automatic weapons such as submachine guns and light machine guns, the cartridges are fed by a magazine or a belt.
Portable muzzle-loaded infantry weapon used to discharge high-angle fire.
Direct-fire piece of artillery that launches a round of oval projectiles (shells); its size is between that of a cannon and a mortar.
Portable weapon that functions by balancing thrust; to prevent recoil, a projectile and a gas jet are projected in opposite directions.
Portable antitank weapon that launches self-propelled projectiles (rockets).
Light projectile thrown by hand and made up of a metal or plastic casing loaded with an explosive charge and a firing mechanism.
Armed and armored vehicle mounted on track shoes.
Explosive device designed to be triggered by a person’s weight.
Warship used for antiaircraft, antisubmarine and antiship operations.
weapons in the age of the Romans
Weapons used during the period of antiquity dominated by the Roman Empire (1st century BC to AD 476).
Assemblage of molded and articulated metal pieces worn as protection during the Middle Ages.
bows and crossbow
Weapons for hunting and war consisting of a bowstring, which is stretched to fire a projectile such as an arrow or bolt.
Firearm used until the 17th century; it was held against the shoulder and fired by means of a wick, a wheel or a flint.
seventeenth century cannon and mortar
Stationary firearms designed for direct fire (cannon) or high-angle fire (mortar).
cross section of a muzzle loading
Self-propelled projectiles that carry a destructive payload.
structure of a missile
major types of missiles
Military aircraft used for attack purposes.
Warship designed to carry combat aircraft and provide a flight deck for takeoff and landing.
Underwater warship that operates on nuclear energy; it can remain underwater for months without surfacing.
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