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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...