10. The Cannon
This is actually the first firearm used by people hundreds of years before the advent ofmuskets. Bombing consisted of a simple metal tube that is loaded with a projectile, usuallyof bronze cannon balls, stone or lead. It was often attached to a carriage which is mountedprimitive two or four wheels, depending on the size bomb. Precursor so as to guns andmortars and field guns marine bombing played an important role on the battlefield.However, this weapon has gained fame during the bloody siege medieval fortresses. Somemodels have been adapted for combat ships being used until new sealed projectile gun.The muzzle is always loaded with a certain amount of gunpowder, then the cannonballthrough the same hole was introduced, the Act is achieved by firing a short fuse lighting apipe attached to the opposite end.
9. The Chariot
Such means of locomotion for strictly military campaign appeared a few thousand yearsago, when akkadienii, Sumerians, Hittites, Egyptians and Scythians used them almostsimultaneously. But their golden period was that the Greeks and later Romans used themextensively both on the battlefield, and in pursuit of enemies. Chariots had two wheelsalways were light and manoeuvrable, being pulled by the most nimble horses available.Their effect was provided by a deadly series of metal strips of about one meter in length,very sharp on both sides, which were attached to the drive axle in a horizontal position.Thus equipped, which were used in batches for both legs slicing the enemy soldiers, as well as installing terror among enemy troops.
8. Spike Balls
They are among the earliest weapons invented by men. Use of antiquity even before thecases were reported with spiky balls when the victim did today. Basically, they arecomposed of a small metal ball regions washed 3-4 long spines so when one is thrown tothe ground spikes always be directed upwards. The balls are thrown to the ground in large numbers when soldiers had to retreat in front of enemy troops speed, one terriblepsychological effect. If a soldier step on such a ball, long and sharp spines could pierce hisleg up coming out on the ball cealalta.Primele such spikes were used during the Battle ofGaugamela in 331 BC year Romans used them and they called them ferreus Murex. Ballswith spikes have been one of the favorite weapons of the famous medieval Japanese Ninjawarriors. They were surprised when they disappeared in a hurry, but not before throwing theball on the floor as some prickly to delay the pursuers samurai.
African terrible knife–sickle was used extensively by African tribes around Lake Chad.Hunga Mung is a weapon white with a fancy–interesting shape, but shows a great efficiencyin armed confrontations. The handle and two blades are attached to pierced straight and acurve for cutting. Hunga sprouts can be used equally in the fight, and threw the gun away inlike boomerang. Because of its effectiveness, Hung Mung was quickly adopted by the African population, now often find used in the regulation of ethnic conflicts in Gabon, Central African Republic, Chad, Niger, Nigeria and Cameroon.
6. The Mace
Old Saxon he mocked as the “Baptist“, inspired by the fact that there was probably only need one good shot because the victim was targeted to be killed on the spot. Waspreceded by the mace mace timber fitted with metal spikes. In contrast, the mace waseither made entirely of metal, or a hardwood handle fitted to the end with a heavy iron ballfull of spikes. Originally published as a weapon of the poor peasants called to fight, toopoor to afford a sword. Mace gained notoriety when you have full armor when acestl has become a destroyer of armor on the battlefield. Clubs were of various shapes and sizes,the heaviest weighing up to 9 pounds. Mace was the favorite weapon of King John ofBohemia. Blind since birth, forward to riding it, spinning and hitting erratically with mace orgold handle, until, inevitably, someone was hit.
5. The Catapult
In the Middle Ages most common form of catapult trebuchet counterweight was used by both Muslims and Christians since around 1000 AD Catapults could throw large heavystone projectiles up to 140 kg inside enemy fortifications. Catapults have first appeared inancient China around the 4th Century BC Along with the bombing, catapults were the mainweapon of assault against adverse establishments. Often catapulted corpses of peopleand animals inside the cities.
4. The Crowssbow
Unlike the classic bow and arrow, crossbow was a weapon more destructive effect than this. Crossbow was a weapon designed for beginning to shoot arrows intended to piercethe thickest armor. To this end, the bed of solid wood have attached a steel spring. Arminghis arm strength was impossible for the average person, the problem is solved by a drivepulley and gear mechanism, which allows metal tension spring. The first personalcrossbows were used for experimental purposes by the Romans, because in medievalcrossbow to prove its decisive role in the Battle of Hastings. Crossbow Western armieswas in use until around 1500 when he was deposed by harquebus. Arrow used crossbowshooting, was considerably shorter and heavier than for spring, plus had a short top and heavy metal, designed to penetrate more easily for proper armor. The weapon had areputation so bad that he was anathematized by Pope Innocent II in Council of 1139.Crossbows and had a bad reputation among medieval knights, who consider it aninfamous weapon as any inexperienced serf could kill in an instant, with his help, a knightwho spends lifetime perfecting their fighting techniques.
3. Hot Oil
Back in the days that the siege and escalation of the walls was one of the most dangerousof the war indeletnici, besieging were forced to fight a redoubtable weapon how, on sotrivial – hot oil! Medieval fortifications were often provided with special holes in the rightbattlements which asediatii poured molten streams of hot oil, directly above the besiegers.These special openings have acquired a fame so bleak that have remained in history as “Holes death. “ Oil that was easily available, being obtained by mechanical pressure fromvarious seeds. Injuries caused by contact with hot oil are worse than those produced byboiling water is the main reason why oil was used more frequently.
2. Dead Bodies
Although at first glance it is hard to imagine that a corpse can be used as a threat, thesieges of fortifications from the Middle Ages led to the “inauguration“ of such weapons.When they were besieging a fortress against the opposing resistance than expected, andduring the siege became too big for their war plans, then it was time to enter the scene ofputrefying corpses, which were to be catapulted inside the cities. If a hapless besiegedanother reason to not get sick, besieging used the corpses of the dead of plague. Aftersuch a terrible bombardment corpses infested with bubonic plague virus, no city could notresist.
1. The Greek Fire
This weapon was one that ensured the supremacy of the Byzantine Empire battles both interrestrial and especially in the naval during its tumultuous history. According to severalhistorical sources, the fire was invented by a Greek philosopher from Athens called Proclus.So effective was that many important battles were won because of the Byzantine Greek fire.Basically, it was a liquid of unknown composition than the Byzantines, the composition has remained a mystery even today. Due to its characteristics, Greek fire could rival modernnapalm. Flammable liquid was so intense inct can burn even in water. He remained inhistory because it could not be extinguished by any method. The unfortunate enemy soldierwho was showered with Greek fire, burning to ashes turns, unable to be saved even bydoctors. Romans circular container filled with Greek fire clay which are attached a fuse.Those containers were propelled both pedestrians and especially against enemies onenemy ships. Vessels were 6 or 9 kg weight and distance could be propulasate to 450 m.Made of clay and fire breaks irreparably impact any target.