8 Banners of the Qing Imperial Army

Due to the widespread use of firearms, traditional
brigandine armour was regarded as obsolete by
the middle period of the Qing Dynasty.
Ceremonial brigandine armour, such as those
below, riveted but without the steel plates,
were manufactured and used only for military

Clockwise: Ceremonial Armour of the Red,
Blue, Bordered Blue and Bordered Red Banners.
The Colors / Insignia Flags of the corresponding
units are showed on the right

Clockwise: Ceremonial Armor of the Yellow,
White, Bordered White and Bordered Yellow Banners.
The corresponding Colors / Insignia Flags are
shown on the right

Emperor Qianlong's military parade showing several sections of soldiers from the Blue Banner, prominently armed with muskets etc