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Instruments or devices used for attack or defense.

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weapons in the Stone Age
Weapons used mainly for hunting in prehistory (Paleolithic and Neolithic).

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thrusting and cutting weapons
Weapons with steel blades of various lengths designed to pierce or cut.

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Pistol with a rotary magazine, which usually contains six cartridge chambers.

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Short light handgun that is held in one hand; it is loaded with a magazine inside the butt.

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submachine gun
Shoulder-held automatic assault weapon that fires handgun cartridges in bursts.

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light machine gun
Light automatic assault weapon that can be single-shot or automatic; its barrel is supported by a bipod.

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automatic rifle
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.

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modern mortar
Portable muzzle-loaded infantry weapon used to discharge high-angle fire.

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modern howitzer
Direct-fire piece of artillery that launches a round of oval projectiles (shells); its size is between that of a cannon and a mortar.

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recoilless rifle
Portable weapon that functions by balancing thrust; to prevent recoil, a projectile and a gas jet are projected in opposite directions.

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Portable antitank weapon that launches self-propelled projectiles (rockets).

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hand grenade
Light projectile thrown by hand and made up of a metal or plastic casing loaded with an explosive charge and a firing mechanism.

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Armed and armored vehicle mounted on track shoes.

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antipersonnel mine
Explosive device designed to be triggered by a person’s weight.

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Warship used for antiaircraft, antisubmarine and antiship operations.

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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).

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Assemblage of molded and articulated metal pieces worn as protection during the Middle Ages.

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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.

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Firearm used until the 17th century; it was held against the shoulder and fired by means of a wick, a wheel or a flint.

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seventeenth century cannon and mortar
Stationary firearms designed for direct fire (cannon) or high-angle fire (mortar).

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Self-propelled projectiles that carry a destructive payload.

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combat aircraft
Military aircraft used for attack purposes.

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aircraft carrier
Warship designed to carry combat aircraft and provide a flight deck for takeoff and landing.

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nuclear submarine
Underwater warship that operates on nuclear energy; it can remain underwater for months without surfacing.