Weapons used in The Crusades
By: Ethan Vose
Crusades Long Range Weapons vs Today's Long Range Weapons
Crusades vs Today's warfare
Long Bows----Sniper Rifles
Crossbows----- Assault Rifles
Rifles today are obviously more accurate and efficient than bows and crossbows were during the Crusades, but during the Crusades, Long bows were one of the best and most reliable weapons you could have for killing an enemy at long range.
Crusader Armor Vs Todays Military Armor
Crusades vs Todays Armor
Nasal Helm------ Kevlar Helmet
Cuirass---- Kevlar Chest plate
Each piece of armor was better equipped for defense against the weapons that were being used against them at that time period. Soldiers today wear Kevlar to help stop bullets from penetrating their vital organs. Crusaders used full body Armour to defend against stabs and slashes from swords.
Crusades Large Weaponry Vs Today's Large Weaponry
The trebuchet is an early version of what today's artillery does to an enemy. It was a very useful weapon used to spread lines thin and the artillery carries on its use in a more advanced way. A siege tower was used to invade castles and tanks are used in a similar manner to take enemy positions