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- ABC-CLIO 1982; US$ 86.00
?This interesting account of the development of the machine gun takes the reader from the Gatling guns of the Civil War to the eve of WWI....This book provides an important look at the inability of military bureaucracy to rise above inertia and find a place for a demonstrably better weapon. It is highly recommended for all service schools and colleges... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 0.00
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...
- 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...
- Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 31.95
Prospects for Peace is an eight-chapter text that focuses on the issues and controversies in the so-called global peace. The first chapters provide a framework of the issues of global peace, the increasing probability of nuclear war, global militarization, and the spread and use of nuclear weapons. These topics are followed by discussions of legal... more...
- 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...
- Trine Day 2015; US$ 19.99
In this seminal work originally published in 1992, an insider account from the man who paid off the Iranians for the American hostages Ari Ben-Menashe spent more than a decade in the innermost circles of Israeli intelligence. He was privy to the secret negotiations with the Iranians to delay the release of the American hostages until after... more...
- 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...
- CRC Press 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...
- CRC Press 2013; US$ 189.95
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...
- Simon & Schuster 2010; US$ 18.00
At a secret arms-design contest in Stalin?s Soviet Union, army technicians submitted a stubby rifle with a curved magazine. Dubbed the AK-47, it was selected as the Eastern Bloc?s standard arm. Scoffed at in the Pentagon as crude and unimpressive, it was in fact a breakthrough?a compact automatic that could be mastered by almost anyone, last decades... more...