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  • Precision-guided Munitions and Human Suffering in Warby James Hickey

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 109.95

    This book seeks to answer the question: Do precision-guided munitions (PGMs) mitigate suffering in war, and have these weapons changed the way decisions regarding war and peace have been made? Answering this question helps us understand possible shifts in emphasis in modern warfare, both in terms of methods employed and of the greater concern placed... more...

  • Official History of the Ministry of Munitions Volume Vby HMSO

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 21.99

    Volume V of XII.The foundation of the Munitions Ministry was a revolutionary step, coinciding with the 'shells scandal' in which the failure of a series of British attacks: Neuve Chapelle, Aubers Ridge, Festubert and Loos - was blamed on inadequate supplies of munitions. A press outcry was followed by questions in Parliament which threatened... more...

  • Handbook of Enemy Ammunition: German Rockets, Gun and Mortar Ammunitionby The War Office 1944

    Andrews UK 2013; US$ 13.99

    These handbooks were issued to all field units in contact with the enemy in Europe and Africa, and were intended for use by all personnel to help them recognise enemy ammunition. Specialist personnel were then trained to handle and disarm/destroy the ammunition so found.Each pamphlet covers a number of items, and this issue covers a number of German... more...

  • Practical Handgun Ballisticsby Mason Williams

    Charles C Thomas 1980; US$ 29.95

    Concentrating on the practical aspects, this volume comprehensively covers handgun ballistics for law enforcement officers and civilian handgun enthusiasts. Separate segments are presented on an interior, exterior and terminal ballistics. Interior Ballistics includes information on the cartridge, handgun mechanisms, the revolver, the semi-automatic... more...

  • Ballisticsby Donald E. Carlucci; Sidney S. Jacobson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 169.95

    Providing new chapters, homework problems, case studies, figures, and examples, Ballistics: Theory and Design of Guns and Ammunition, Second Edition encourages superior design and innovative applications in the field of ballistics. It examines the analytical and computational tools used to predict a weapon?s behavior in terms of pressure, stress,... more...

  • Field Artillery And Fire Powerby J.B.A Bailey

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 50.95

    This definitive overview of the development and use of artillery makes the complex artillery systems of today understandable, while at the same time showing how they have evolved and how they are likely to change in the future. The author, until recently chief of artillery for the British Army, is considered one of the world's foremost experts... more...

  • Civil War Heavy Explosive Ordnanceby Jack Bell

    University of North Texas Press 2003; US$ 40.00

    Covering 360 projectiles from public and private collections, this book is a reference for both Union and Confederate large calibre artillery projectiles, torpedoes and mines. Each data sheet shows multiple views of the projectile, diameter, weight, gun used to fire it and provenance. more...

  • Stealing the Swordby James Bonomo; Giacomo Bergamo; David R. Frelinger

    RAND Corporation 2007; US$ 9.95

    Part of a series examining the technology competition between security organizations and terrorist organizations, this report focuses on understanding how terrorist groups make technology choices and consequently how the United States can discourage their adoption of advanced conventional weapons. Five types of advanced conventional weapons are identified... more...

  • The Asian Military Revolutionby Peter A. Lorge

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 23.00

    Explores the impact of the Chinese invention of gunpowder on the surrounding Asian region. more...

  • Firepower in Limited Warby Robert Scales

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 19.00

    Examines how the United States can employ its massive, high-tech firepower in an effective manner when future conflicts are likely to be limited and of low intensity. more...