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  • The Thompson Submachine Gunby Martin Pegler; Peter Dennis

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 14.49

    Osprey's new Weapon series provides a highly-detailed yet affordable overview of the development, use, and impact of small arms throughout history - from the sword to the machine gun.Learn the true story of one of history's most well travelled weapons. Developed late in World War I to be a fearsome trench-warfare weapon, the Thompson submachine gun's... more...

  • The Rocket Propelled Grenadeby Gordon Rottman; Ramiro Bujeiro

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 14.49

    Osprey's new Weapon series provides a highly-detailed yet affordable overview of the development, use, and impact of small arms throughout history - from the sword to the machine gun.Learn the surprising truths behind one of modern warfare's most popular and controversial firearms. Developed immediately after World War II, the RPG-series have proved... more...

  • British Artillery 1914-19by Dale Clarke; Brian Delf

    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...

  • 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 2010-2011by Army

    Skyhorse Publishing 2010; US$ 19.95

    From the Advanced Threat Infrared Countermeasures to the XM320 grenade launcher, this comprehensive guide profiles nearly every weapon currently in use by the U.S. Army. In addition, it covers cutting-edge technology that will soon be employed by soldiers around the world. Missiles, small arms, biological detection systems, rockets, reconnaissance... 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...

  • 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...

  • Automatic Armsby Melvin M. Johnson; Charles T. Haven

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 19.95

    Melvin M. Johnson Jr. was born in Boston in 1909. He became a member of the Marine Corps Reserve in 1933 while studying at Harvard Law School. While in law school, he became deeply involved in the research, study, and design of firearms, and, in 1935, he designed the M1941 Johnson rifle. He is also the coauthor of For Permanent Victory and Ammunition:... more...

  • 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...

  • Options for Managing the Army's Arsenals and Ammunition Plantsby Bruce Held; Michael Hynes; W. Michael Hix; David Oaks; Edward Keating

    RAND Corporation 2003; US$ 9.95

    US Army facilities provide a significant part of its ordance material and ammunition. This briefing looks at four options for their future: privatization, creating a Federal Government Corporation, consolidation and recapitalization. more...