Weapons: An International Encyclopedia From 5000 B.C. to by Diagram Group

By Diagram Group

This definitive consultant covers the total heritage of guns, from the earliest, so much primitive tools as much as outstanding advances in smooth safety and struggle, including:Riot-control devicesElectrified nightsticksInfantry weaponsMultiple-launch rocketsFiber-optic misslesWire-guided torpedoes"Stealth" know-how

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T-34: The Red Army's Legendary Medium Tank by Anthony Tucker-Jones

By Anthony Tucker-Jones

It may be stated that the T-34 was once the tank that gained the second one global struggle. In overall 57,000 have been produced among 1941 and 1945. Stalin’s tank factories outstripped Hitler’s by way of an element of 3 to 1, and creation of the T-34 additionally passed that of the famed American M4 Sherman.

Not in simple terms did this output swamp German panzer construction, the T-34 used to be a powerful no frills war-winning layout – effortless to fabricate and trustworthy. Its sloping armor used to be leading edge on the time and its vast tracks acceptable it to off-road struggle. Crucially it required little upkeep compared to German tanks, and its chassis used to be used because the foundation for a number attack weapons, the SU-85, SU-100 and SU-122.

Anthony Tucker-Jones’s photographic heritage of this remarkable armored motor vehicle follows its tale throughout the process the warfare, from its strive against debut opposed to the Wehrmacht in the course of Operation Barbarossa, in the course of the crimson Army’s defeats and retreats of 1941 and 1942 to the tide-turning victories at Stalingrad and Kursk and on throughout the lengthy, fast Soviet strengthen throughout Ukraine and Byelorussia to Berlin.

As good as a number of infrequent archive photos and images of a surviving instance of the T-34, the publication beneficial properties especially commissioned colour illustrations.

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Textbook Of Small Arms 1929 by War Office War Office

By War Office War Office

Учебник стрелкового оружия, который, был впервые напечатан в 1863 году, был специально предназначен для сотрудников в соответствии с инструкцией Школы Мушкетеров в Хите. Настоящее издание было полностью переписано. Широкое использование и быстрое развитие всех видов стрелкового оружия во время и после Второй мировой войны привели к необходимости расширить общий обзор всех вопросов, касающихся стрелкового оружия.

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Katyusha: Russian Multiple Rocket Launchers 1941-Present by Jamie Prenatt

By Jamie Prenatt

Although army rockets were used because the center a while, it was once now not until eventually the Soviet Union pioneered the concept that of a number of Rocket Launchers (MRLs), within the overdue Thirties, that they emerged as a decisive weapon. within the sleek period, those Soviet/Russian Katyushas have served in wrestle in Afghanistan, Chechnya, and Georgia.

Developed to fill the operational want for massed artillery fireplace help, the MRL possesses huge, immense harmful strength and a devastating mental influence. This New forefront offers a survey of Soviet and Russian Federation MRLs from the start in their improvement in 1938 to the current. It makes a speciality of the historical past, layout, and requirements of self-propelled flooring MRL structures, but in addition covers towed, static, railway, and naval mounts. It highlights the various variations of the significant structures, and contains MRL unit tables of association and gear, details on MRL munition kinds, and assurance of committed MRL resupply vehicles.

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Eighth Army: The Triumphant Desert Army That Held the Axis by Robin Neillands

By Robin Neillands

8th military is a masterful epic of army heritage during which acclaimed historian Robin Neillands thrillingly chronicles the defeats and triumphs of the 8th military, thought of through many to be the main awesome combating strength of WWII. utilizing firsthand resource fabric together with own debts and interviews with veterans, Neillands diags deep into the recommendations, conflicts, controversies, and politically stimulated judgements that plagued, stymied, and glavanized this outstanding team of fellows. within the determined days among June 1940 and October 1942, 8th Army--a British strength representing the loose international and comprising many of the nice struggling with divisions of the War--was the single Western military left to stand the becoming Axis powers. notwithstanding eventually positive, those males confronted defeat. they'd to surmount out of date gear and detached command, in addition to the enemy--not forgetting their most deadly foe, Rommel, who met his fit in 8th Army's normal Sir Bernard Montgomery. From the battles fought at Sidi Rezegh, Alamein, Sicily, and Cassino--this riveting narrative reverberates with the unstoppable spirit of the boys whose energy carried them on a 3,000-mile march to victory.

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McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle by Dennis R Jenkins

By Dennis R Jenkins

Definitely the best air fighter in carrier with western air forces, the F-15, nonetheless in construction (now below the Boeing identify) is assembly export orders for Israel and Saudi Arabia with interdictor variations. comprises in-depth insurance of structures, engines, guns, improvement utilization, and all 20 try airplane. For army and aviation fans and pilots

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The Persian Army 560-330 BC by Nicholas Sekunda, Simon Chew

By Nicholas Sekunda, Simon Chew

The Persian Empire grew within the vacuum left via Assyria's destruction of the dominion of Elam (648 BC). Prince Teispes captured Anshan, as soon as a stonghold of the Elamites. His father, Achaemenes is the individual that is seemingly accountable for education and setting up the early Persian military and it truly is his identify that's the starting of the royal line of Achaemenian Kings. it's a dynasty including Darius the good – the best ruler of the Achaemenid period. the military he commanded incorporated the notorious 'Immortals', who shaped the elite of the Persian military, their numbers continually saved to precisely 10,000 males.

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Greek And Persian Wars 500-323bc by Jack Cassin-Scott

By Jack Cassin-Scott

Within the early fifth century BC, after the autumn of the Lydian Empire, the Persian Wars begun. It was once an ideological clash which pitted a proud, democratic, freedom-loving humans opposed to a tyrannical and strong empire. The tales of the various battles fought among the Greeks and the Persians are the following spendidly delivered to existence through Jack Cassin-Scott, who information the strategies, agency and uniforms of the armies of either side in a quantity that includes a number of illustrations and museum photos, plus 8 complete web page color plates beautifully drawn via the writer himself.

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Guns and How They Work by Ian V Hogg

By Ian V Hogg

This publication is ready how weapons paintings. Leaving apart, for the instant, the ethical and mental facets, no matter what else you might imagine of firearms you might want to admit that they're extraordinary mechanical achievements. simply think about, for instance, what is going on inside of a laptop gun twenty instances a moment - the cycle of firing, unlocking, extracting, ejecting, reloading, relocking and firing back, for millions of rounds on finish.

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