During the late Middle Ages as armored protection for knights became more effective, their mounts became targets. Barding was developed in response to this vulnerability, The armor consisted mainly of plate armor and hardened leather.
The plate armor used for this model is associated with the knights of the European Late Middle Ages. By about 1400 AD, the full harness of plate armor had been developed which allowed heavy cavalry to dominate the battlefield for more than a century.
This model is an example of some of the most magnificent and iconic armor from ancient China. It was worn by the Dahan General, a group of some 1,500 guardians that belonged to the army of the secret service of the Ming Dynasty. Their task was to protect the emperor and the dynasty.
This model is a replica of the armor worn by Toyotomi Hideyoshi, the preeminent daimyo, warrior, general, samurai, and politician of the Sengoku period and is regarded as Japan's second "great unifier”.
Was built for the Imperial Japanese Navy shortly before World War II. She and her sister ship, Musashi, were the heaviest and most powerfully armed battleships ever constructed, displacing 72,800 tonnes. Her design plans were based upon Japan's belief that a powerful navy was the key to controlling the Pacific Ocean.