Leonardo da Vinci’s inventions – Armoured car
The design for the armoured car features the most important military requirements: reliability, portability and great firepower.
Armoured car (around 1485)
The idea of using covered war chariots dates back to the ancient world. Engineers of the Renaissance rediscovered this topic.
One of Leonardo's best known projects was also a covered military chariot. It features the most important military requirements: reliability, portability and great firepower.
- open turret
- support structure of the cannons
- support ring
- drive mechanism
Leonardo was not only a master artist, but also an accomplished military engineer.
Leonardo also designed a wide variety of artillery weapons.
The polymath thought that if a screw-like structure can rotate fast enough, it will 'drill' into the air and fly.
Leonardo based the design of the flapping wing on birds' wings and a faulty hypothesis.
Leonardo's creative legacy also includes several projects related to bridges. This unusual swing bridge allowed for undisturbed water traffic.
The mechanical wing is one of the masterpieces among Leonardo's sketches related to aviation.
The cannon was an important type of firearms at the beginning of modern history, widespread both on land and water.
The Hussites mastered the use of war wagons in the 15th century.
The aim of this extraordinarily complex study was to mimic the different phases of the flight of birds.
Cannons also appeared in naval warfare.
Tanks developed in the mid-1910s quickly became the most important weapons of land-based military operations.
The main protagonists of World War II were tanks.