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- 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...
- 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...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 21.86
By the time the guns fell silent on 11 November 1918, vast tracts of the European landscape had been so utterly devastated by artillery fire that they were virtually unrecognisable. Of all the many weapons invented by man for the purpose of waging war, artillery must rank among the most destructive of all. Through detailed research, John Norris has... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Andrews UK 2012; US$ 5.49
This book is a translation of articles written in German by the Austro-Hungarian School of Musketry and appearing in a military journal the previous year. What the War Office translators call 'useful instruction' as employed by a potential enemy power - with whom Britain would find itself at war within three years - covers the handling and... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...