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  • 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

    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. This book features: missiles biological detection systems rockets... more...

  • Rethinking Governance of the Army's Arsenals and Ammunition Plantsby Ellen M. Pint; Bruce Held; Michael Hynes

    RAND Corporation 2003; US$ 9.95

    With its large industrial base of ammunition plants and arsenals, the Army has more ordnance manufacturing capacity than it needs. This study proposes a strategic vision for this capacity and explores options for managing it, including privatization and creation of a federal government corporation. more...

  • Assessing the Use of Other Transactions Authority for Prototype Projectsby Giles Smith; Jeffrey Drezner; Irving Lachow

    RAND Corporation 2002; US$ 9.95

    "Other Transactions" authority provides the Department of Defense with the latest commercial market technologies while reducing the burden of an extensive procurement process to the contractor. more...

  • Weapons of Choiceby Paul G. Gillespie

    University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 35.00

    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... 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...

  • Military Gadgetsby Nicholas D. Evans

    Pearson Education 2007; US$ 22.95

    This is the eBook version of the printed book. If the print book includes a CD-ROM, this content is not included within the eBook version. Coalition soldiers in the war in Iraq had access to the most extraordinary array of high-tech weapons ever created. In Military Gadgets, one of the world's leading consultants on emerging technology introduces... more...

  • Ballisticsby Donald E. Carlucci; Sidney S. Jacobson

    Taylor and Francis 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...