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  • The Bofors Gunby Terry Gander

    Pen and Sword 2013; US$ 16.99

    The 40mm Bofors Gun, first produced in the 1930s, has become one of the most famous artillery pieces of all time. It shows no sign of fading from the defence scene even though, in the second decade of the twenty-first century, it performs in many roles that were not contemplated by its original designers. It has also proved to be so versatile that... more...

  • Machine Gunsby James H. Willbanks

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 85.00

    This is a look at the history of the machine gun and how it revolutionized modern ground combat. It provides technical details on all significant models of machine guns from their introduction in the late 1800s to the present and includes a list of machine guns in chronological order. more...

  • On Artilleryby Bruce Gudmundsson

    ABC-CLIO 1993; US$ 118.00

    Gudmundsson tells the story of field artillery in the 20th century and its impact on the major conflicts of our time. Its purpose is to provide the reader--whether artilleryman or not--with hitherto unavailable insights on the role that artillery plays in the larger battle and how that has helped shape the world that we live in today. Unique aspects... more...

  • Practical Ballisticsby Lewis Potter

    Crowood 2014; US$ 21.88

    This fascinating book starts with the basics, going back to the days of muzzle loading before considering the various attempts made over the centuries to improve the bullet. It moves on to examine the development of the cartridge right up to the present day, and provides the reader with a clear understanding of the principles governing the bullet's... more...

  • Saltpeterby David Cressy

    Oxford University Press 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...

  • U.S. Army Weapons Systems 2014-2015by Army

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 19.95

    Department of the Army: The Department of the Army is headquartered at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, and also authors U.S. Army Hand-to-Hand Combat. more...

  • Weapons of Choiceby Paul G. Gillespie

    University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 39.95

    History and deployment of smart weapons. In the United States, efforts to develop precision guided munitions?PGMs?began during the First World War and resulted in an 'aerial torpedo' by the 1920s. While World War II was dominated by large-scale strategic bombing?essentially throwing out tons of free-falling munitions in the hope they hit something... more...

  • Ballisticsby Donald E. Carlucci

    CRC Press 2007; US$ 164.95

    Even the earliest weapon developers faced the need to understand how and why guns and ammunition work in order to improve their effectiveness. As weapons became more sophisticated, the field of ballistics naturally divided into three main areas of specialization: interior , exterior , and terminal ballistics. Providing unique coverage of all three... more...

  • The Book of the Machine Gun 1917by F. V. Longstaff; A. Hilliard Atteridge

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 26.49

    This book is a very important text for any student of the development of the machine gun, and contains details of the history of this weapon from its inception to the mid-ppoint of the First World War. The evolution of the machine gun is detailed, followed by examples of the use of the wepon in war, and particularly in the Russo-Japanese War.Tactics... more...