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- ABC-CLIO 1982; US$ 78.00
?This interesting account of the development of the machine gun takes the reader from the Gatling guns of the Civil War to the eve of WWI....This book provides an important look at the inability of military bureaucracy to rise above inertia and find a place for a demonstrably better weapon. It is highly recommended for all service schools and colleges... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 46.95
This definitive overview of the development and use of artillery makes the complex artillery systems of today understandable, while at the same time showing how they have evolved and how they are likely to change in the future. The author, until recently chief of artillery for the British Army, is considered one of the world's foremost experts... more...
- University of North Texas Press 2003; US$ 40.00
Covering 360 projectiles from public and private collections, this book is a reference for both Union and Confederate large calibre artillery projectiles, torpedoes and mines. Each data sheet shows multiple views of the projectile, diameter, weight, gun used to fire it and provenance. more...
- RAND Corporation 2007; US$ 9.95
Part of a series examining the technology competition between security organizations and terrorist organizations, this report focuses on understanding how terrorist groups make technology choices and consequently how the United States can discourage their adoption of advanced conventional weapons. Five types of advanced conventional weapons are identified... more...
- WIT Press 2007; US$ 170.00
The study of computational ballistics is one of the most challenging scientific endeavours, not only because of the diversity of time and space scales involved in practically all problems, but due to its interdisciplinary character. Interest in ballistics has grown considerably recently as a result of the complexity of the political and military situation... more...
- Taylor & Francis 2007; US$ 149.95
The field of ballistics divides itself naturally into three subcategories: interior, exterior, and terminal ballistics. Providing coverage of three areas, this book offers presentation of the complex phenomena that occur during the launch, flight, and impact of a projectile. more...
- Simon & Schuster 2010; US$ 16.00
At a secret arms-design contest in Stalin?s Soviet Union, army technicians submitted a stubby rifle with a curved magazine. Dubbed the AK-47, it was selected as the Eastern Bloc?s standard arm. Scoffed at in the Pentagon as crude and unimpressive, it was in fact a breakthrough?a compact automatic that could be mastered by almost anyone, last decades... more...
- Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95
In 1914 the artillery of Britain's 'Field Army' encompassed those weapons judged to have sufficient mobility to keep up with troops in the field. This book describes all major variants, from the 60-pdr guns of the heavy field batteries, perched somewhat uncomfortably on the cusp between field artillery and siege artillery, to the 2.75in. guns of the... more...
- OUP Oxford 2012; US$ 28.99
This is the story of saltpeter, the vital but mysterious substance craved by governments from the Tudors to the Victorians as an 'inestimable treasure.' National security depended on control of this organic material - that had both mystical and mineral properties. Derived from soil enriched with dung and urine, it provided the heart or 'mother'... more...
- CRC Press 2005; US$ 179.95
Forensic specialist James B Crippin provides detailed descriptions and identification capabilities for 468 different explosives and chemical weapon formulations, making this illustrated volume a useful reference for forensic professionals. more...