Ottoman mail and plate armor for horse and soldier, this type of armor became the standard equipment for the heavy cavalry under the Timurids (1370-1506), the Mongol successor empire which ruled from Samarkand, and under the Ottoman Turks. These cavalry, armed with bow, sword and sometimes lance, were the main component of all medieval Islamic armies. Royal Armouries in Leeds, England

Ottoman mail and plate armor for horse and soldier, this type of armor became the standard equipment for the heavy cavalry under the Timurids (1370-1506), the Mongol successor empire which ruled from Samarkand, and under the Ottoman Turks. These cavalry, armed with bow, sword and sometimes lance, were the main component of all medieval Islamic armies. Royal Armouries in Leeds, England

Illustration of angus mcbride showing the Ottoman cannon Basilica during the siege of Constantinople in 1453

Illustration of angus mcbride showing the Ottoman cannon Basilica during the siege of Constantinople in 1453

Ottoman Turks at the Siege of Constantinople

Ottoman Turks at the Siege of Constantinople

Ottoman assault repulsed at Vienna

Ottoman assault repulsed at Vienna

The Ottomans defeated the Poles, who were supporting the Habsburgs in the Thirty Years' War, at the Battle of Cecora in September–October 1620, but were not able to further intervene efficiently before the Bohemian defeat at the Battle of the White Mountain in November 1620. File:Defending the Polish banner at Chocim, by Juliusz Kossak, 1892.jpg

The Ottomans defeated the Poles, who were supporting the Habsburgs in the Thirty Years' War, at the Battle of Cecora in September–October 1620, but were not able to further intervene efficiently before the Bohemian defeat at the Battle of the White Mountain in November 1620. File:Defending the Polish banner at Chocim, by Juliusz Kossak, 1892.jpg

Gold-inlaid kilic made for Suleiman, early 16th century (Istanbul, Topkapi Sarayi Museum)

Gold-inlaid kilic made for Suleiman, early 16th century (Istanbul, Topkapi Sarayi Museum)

[Ottoman Empire] Last Ottoman Sultan Mehmed VI in His Principality Period (Şehzade Mehmed Vahideddin Efendi) | par OTTOMAN IMPERIAL ARCHIVES

[Ottoman Empire] Last Ottoman Sultan Mehmed VI in His Principality Period (Şehzade Mehmed Vahideddin Efendi) | par OTTOMAN IMPERIAL ARCHIVES

Osmanlı, Giysi Ottoman Clothing And Garments, Kaftan

Osmanlı, Giysi Ottoman Clothing And Garments, Kaftan

Bashi-bazouk or bashibazouk (Turkish literally "damaged head", meaning "free headed", "leaderless", "disorderly") was an irregular soldier of the Ottoman army. Particularly noted for their lack of discipline.

Bashi-bazouk or bashibazouk (Turkish literally "damaged head", meaning "free headed", "leaderless", "disorderly") was an irregular soldier of the Ottoman army. Particularly noted for their lack of discipline.

Ottoman migfer (helmet), Antalya Archaeology Museum, Turkey.

Ottoman migfer (helmet), Antalya Archaeology Museum, Turkey.

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