Plate Armour Replaces Chain Mail Armour

During the 1st Century, the Roman Legionnaires replaced the mail shirts (chain mail) called Lorica Hamata with a more practical Plate Armour called Lorica Segmentata (Segmented Iron Shirt). Continue reading

Mine Barrage Used in Revolutionary War

American, David Bushnell invented a mine barrage consisting of floating kegs containing explosives, equipped with a gunlock and hammer that would ignite ships upon contact. Continue reading

French Wartime Reconnaissance Balloon Launched

The first wartime reconnaissance balloon was launched on June 26, 1794, during the Battle of Fleurus, Belgium. Continue reading