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  • The Defence Industrial Triptychby Henrik Heidenkamp; John Louth; Trevor Taylor

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    The relationship between government and the businesses that contribute towards the defence and security of the state is a critical one; it often underscores a modern state?s foreign policy and sense of place in the world. Yet, despite its clear importance, this subject is underexplored and rarely analysed in a rigorous manner. As a consequence, government... more...

  • German 88by Terry Gander

    Pen and Sword 2009; US$ 11.99

    The German 88 mm guns became the most famous and feared artillery pieces of the Second World War. They appeared in a whole series of forms ranging from anti-aircraft to anti-tank and tank-guns, including several self-propelled platforms. Although primarily anti-aircraft guns they gained an awesome reputation as anti-tank weapons, a reputation that... more...

  • Mr. Gatling's Terrible Marvelby Julia Keller

    Penguin Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00

    A provocative look at the life and times of the man who created the original weapon of mass destruction Drawing on her investigative and literary talents, Julia Keller offers a riveting account of the invention of the world's first working machine gun. Through her portrait of its misunderstood creator, Richard Jordan Gatling-who naively hoped that... more...

  • Future Weaponsby Kevin Dockery

    Penguin Publishing Group 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...

  • 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...

  • The Asian Military Revolutionby Peter A. Lorge

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 24.00

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

  • Military Industry and Regional Defense Policyby Timothy D. Hoyt

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 168.00

    Military Industry and Regional Defense Policy re-examines military industrialization in the developing world, focusing on policy-making in producer states and the impact of security perceptions on such policy-making. Timothy D. Hoyt reassesses the role of regional state sub-systems in international relations, and recent historical studies of international... 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...

  • Computational Ballistics IIIby C. A. Brebbia; A.A. Motta

    WIT Press 2007; US$ 198.00

    The study of computational ballistics is one of the most challenging scientific endeavours, not only because of the diversity of time and space scales involved in practically all problems, but due to its interdisciplinary character. Interest in ballistics has grown considerably recently as a result of the complexity of the political and military situation... more...