A Hussar armour, one of the elite soldiers of Poland between XVI and XVIII century. Many times their powerful charges would turn the tide of even the worst battles. I dare to say they were the equivalent of heavy tanks at their times. Even today they symbolise the courage, skills and excellent combat skills. Many times the hussars are presented on orders, awards, symbols etc. For example the 1st Polish Armoured Division used a hussar helmet and wings as its unit mark.
One of the hussars characteristic atribute are wings, placed behind the armour or on the saddle. Their origin and function are still unknown. Some people believe that because of them the enemy's horses were too frighten to carry their riders to counterattack, other - that this prevented enemy to throw a line or lasso on the hussar and pull him down. Nevertheless, the wings are now inseparable part of Polish view on hussars.
Interestingly, many people connect the Hussars with the Battle of Grunwald, altough such a formation did not exist at the time (1410).