Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Armor Harmed Soldiers
Research finds that the extra work required to move around in medieval armor may have outweighed its benefit. A 1400s soldier wore 60 lbs-110 lbs of steel. The weight distribution in the armor required more energy to moves one's arms or legs than carrying the same weight in a backpack. Armor wearers also took short breaths - not regular deep breaths.