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Tanto

The tanto is a dagger that was worn and used by the samurai class of feudal Japan.


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Jian

The jian is a double-edged straight sword used during the last 2,500 years in China.


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Kopis

The kopis was in Ancient Greece a heavy single-edged cutting or “cut and thrust” sword with a forward-curving blade.


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Assegai

An assegai (or assegai) is a pole weapon used for throwing or hurling, usually a light spear or javelin made of wood and pointed with iron.


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Sarissa

The sarissa or sarisa was a 4 to 7 meter (13–21 feet) long spear used in the ancient Greek and Hellenistic warfare.


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Periscopic Sight

Periscopic sight is a sight in which the objective lens is at a different height to the eyepiece(s), usually above.


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Xiphos

The xiphos is a double-edged, single-hand sword used by the ancient Greeks.


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Daisho

The daisho is a Japanese term for a matched pair of traditionally made Japanese swords worn by the samurai class in feudal Japan.


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Tank fire control computer

The tank fire control computer is the heart of the tank fire control system. It calculates the corrections that are required to enable the tank weapon system to fire accurately.


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Super-Heavy Tank

Super-heavy tanks are armored fighting vehicles of very large size, generally over 75 tonnes.


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Tanegashima

Tanegashima was a type of matchlock or arquebus firearm introduced to Japan through the Portuguese in the 16th century.


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Medium Tank

Medium tank was a classification of tanks, primarily used during World War II. The medium tank, as the name suggests, represented a compromise in features between the reconnaissance and mobility oriented light tanks and the armor and armament oriented heavy tanks.


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Heavy Tank

A heavy tank was a subset of tank that provided equal or greater firepower as well as armor than tanks of lighter classes, at the cost of mobility and maneuverability.


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Siege Engine

A siege engine is a device that is designed to break or circumvent city walls and other fortifications in siege warfare.


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Scale Armour

Scale armour is an early form of armour consisting of many individual small armour scales (plates) of various shapes attached to each other and to a backing of cloth or leather in overlapping rows.


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