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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Future Weaponsby Kevin Dockery

    Penguin Group US 2007; US$ 16.00

    On the battlefield, a soldier's best friends are his gun and his gear-because his life depends on them. But what will it take to fight and survive on the battlefields of tomorrow? What will those combat arenas consist of, and where will they be? And what will our nation's fighting men and women carry with them into battle? This is a compendium of... more...