Beastly armour : military defences inspired by animals
Part of the Beasts and the Battlefield series
Middle Years - Key Stage 2 Learn More
The world can be a dangerous place. Over time, animals evolved many natural defences to help them survive.
Combat during wartime is extremely dangerous. Why not look to nature to find the best defences for soldiers on the battlefield?
The armed forces have done just that for hundreds of years.
From the armour of medieval knights to tomorrow's advanced camouflage, take a look at how military technology often mimics the traits of animals to help protect soldiers at war.
4K Designed / suitable for UK curricula & examinations, 4KHJ For National Curriculum Key Stage 2, 5A Interest age / level, 5AJ Interest age: from c 8 years, YNJ Warfare, battles, armed forces (Children's / Teenage), YQT Educational: Technology