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Download E-books Air Force Colors, Vol. 2: ETO & MTO (European & Mediterranean Theaters of Operations) 1942-45 - Aircraft Specials series (6151) PDF

By Dana Bell

Paperback with slick coating.
Covers the advance and alertness folks military Air Corps
camouflage markings from the submit WWI time-frame to early WWII.
Heavily illustrated with interval black-and-white photographs
and line art.
Each photograph is observed with a close caption.
16 pages containing complete colour insignias, paint scheme variations,
markings and nostril art.
An very good reference!

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Download E-books Silent Skies: Gliders at War 1939-1945 PDF

By Tim Lynch

On 10 may perhaps 1940 conflict replaced perpetually whilst gliders swooped right down to grab the citadel of Eben Emael in Belgium prior to the German increase. within the following 5 years of conflict, the glider advanced right into a war-winning weapon in a position to touchdown males, weapons or even tanks with pinpoint precision. the world over it grew to become a necessary point in army making plans, but no complete background of glider operations has been written. Tim Lynch, during this image and hugely readable examine, provides shiny debts of glider operations - a few recognized, a few much less renowned - in each theatre of the struggle, in northern Europe, the Mediterranean, the a ways East and the Pacific. He rates greatly from the memoirs and eyewitness money owed of the glider pilots and the troops they carried, and he lines the evolution glider strategies over the process the war.

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Download E-books Matilda Infantry Tank 1938-45 (New Vanguard) PDF

By David Fletcher

The Matilda used to be the significant British infantry tank within the early years of global struggle II. It served with the BEF in France and later in North Africa, the place it earned the identify 'Queen of the Desert'. Outclassed via more and more robust German anti-tank guns, it nonetheless remained an influence within the South-East Pacific, and used to be stored in carrier until eventually the top of the battle by means of Australian forces. during this identify, David Fletcher bargains with Marks I to V. improvement and operational background are mentioned, in addition to carrier in different international locations, together with Germany and Russia. a number of variations also are lined, together with the prototype 'Hedgehog' bunker-busting weapon.

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Download E-books American Tanks & AFVs of World War II (General Military) PDF

Stuart, Sherman, Lee, and furnish tanks ruled the USA military and Marine Corps armored conflict attempt as opposed to Nazi Germany and Tojo's Japan. This ebook info the whole variety of those automobiles, giving technical standards and improvement beneficial properties in addition to describing how they have been manned and fought in battle.

The equipping of the USA army with the guns it had to be triumphant in the course of international struggle II was once an unprecedented instance of America's commercial may on the time. one of several guns produced by means of America's staff, tanks expense as a big instance with 88,140 equipped among 1939 and 1945. This used to be nearly two times what Germany and nice Britain outfitted mixed throughout the similar interval. those tanks not just built America's floor forces yet observed carrier with many allied armies.

In addition to the 18,620 tank-based editions, resembling armored engineering autos, self-propelled artillery, armored restoration automobiles, and tank destroyers, American factories went directly to layout and construct millions of wheeled armored vehicles for reconnaissance reasons and armored half-tracks to move the infantry into conflict in the back of the tanks. just like the tanks, American armored half-tracks have been changed to serve a large choice of jobs together with self-propelled artillery, tank destroyers and antiaircraft autos. So helpful have been those automobiles that they'd stay in provider with international armies for many years after global conflict II.

To supplement its stock of tanks and armored scuffling with automobiles the yank army commercial complicated additionally designed and equipped over 18,000 amphibian tractors. showing in either unarmored and armored versions they went into strive against with a wide selection of armaments. often called the touchdown automobile Tracked (LVT) they might serve not just with the U.S. Marine Corps who referred to as them "Amtracs" however the US military who spoke of them because the "Water Buffalo." they might let the yankee army to take the struggle to the faraway eastern Empire anyplace it had demonstrated itself within the immense reaches of the Pacific sector of Operations. those related cars may additionally see provider within the ETO with the U.S. military and allied forces while it got here time to move numerous water hindrances utilized by the German army as shielding barriers.

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Download E-books Panther Medium Tank 1942?45 (New Vanguard) PDF

The Panzerkampfwagen V Panther is likely one of the best-known German tanks in life and is taken into account one of many maximum tanks of worldwide battle II. whilst in June of 1941, Germany invaded Russia, Panzertruppe encountered KV sequence and T-34/76 tanks, a long way more suitable in firepower and armour safety to any Panzer in carrier on the time. It was once for this reason made up our minds to layout a brand new extra robust medium tank, that can be quick placed into creation. This e-book info the end result, the Medium conflict Tank, to be had for provider in January 1943. Later versions ensured that it turned some of the most feared tanks of WWII.

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Download E-books Weapons of Mississippi PDF

Mississippians have lengthy came upon the necessity for an arsenal of attention-grabbing, deadly, and resourceful guns. local american citizens, frontier outlaws, antebellum duelists, experts and protestors within the civil rights fight, and present-day hunters have used guns to outlive, to boost explanations, or to levy societal control.

In guns of Mississippi, Kevin Dougherty examines the jobs guns have performed in twelve levels of kingdom historical past. Dougherty not just deals technical history for those units, yet he additionally provides a brand new means of realizing the state's history-through the context and improvement of its guns. Chapters within the e-book deliver the tale of Mississippi's guns modern with a dialogue of the trendy naval shipbuilders at the Coast and interviews with hunters willing to go on kinfolk traditions.

As Mississippi stepped forward from a moderately populated wasteland to a dependent glossy society, administration of weaponry turned one of many major specifications for setting up centralized legislation and order. Indians, outlaws, runaway slaves, secessionists, and evening riders have all posed demanding situations to the customarily better-armed authorities.

Today, guns unite Mississippians within the well known hobby of searching deer, turkey, dove, rabbit, or even undergo. within the state's social and cultural personality, a shared lore and data of searching crosses age, racial, and financial strains. guns, as soon as used for mere survival, have remodeled into tools masterfully crafted for these harvesting the state's ample game.

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Download E-books M26/M46 Pershing Tank 1943-53 (New Vanguard) PDF

From the instant that the M4 Sherman have been matched opposed to German Panther and Tiger tanks, the yank tank crews had identified that their autos have been outclassed via the competition. What used to be wanted was once a extra strong tank, extra seriously armed and armored, that can take-on the robust German panzers on a extra equivalent footing. even though it took time to strengthen through the latter months of the battle numbers of M26 Pershing tanks have been achieving the frontline US armored devices. good armored and with a strong 90mm gun the Pershing was once a fit for any tank within the German order of conflict.

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Download E-books The Vickers-Maxim Machine Gun (Weapon) PDF

The world's first self-powered computer gun, the Maxim gun grew to become a effective image of Victorian colonialism within the last years of the nineteenth century. It was once the brainchild of Sir Hiram Maxim, the American-born firearms inventor who based the corporate bearing his identify with financing from Albert Vickers, who grew to become the company's chairman; Maxim's corporation used to be absorbed through Vickers, Sons and corporate in 1897. next versions in British, German and Russian provider - the .303in Vickers (1912), 7.92mm MG 08 (1908) and 7.62mm PM M1910, respectively - ruled either the jap and Western Fronts in the course of global warfare I and soldiered on into international warfare II, whereas the Vickers remained in front-line British carrier primarily unchanged until eventually 1968.

The .577/450in Maxim's innovative layout eschewed the hand-cranking required by means of past rapid-firing weapons, as a substitute harnessing the weapon's cringe strength to eject every one spent cartridge and insert the following. Water-cooled and in a position to six hundred rounds according to minute, it used to be usually fixed on a tripod and belt-fed, not like past versions equivalent to the Gardner and the Gatling, which have been frequently fastened on horse carriages and hopper-fed. First validated in 1884, the Maxim used to be followed via the British military in 1888 and observed carrier within the First Matabele conflict (1893-94); in a single incident, 50 infantrymen with 4 Maxims fought off 5,000 warriors. even though it used to be hampered via its weight and simply noticed (before the arrival of smokeless powder) as a result of the clouds of smoke it produced whereas firing, the Maxim used to be thought of extra trustworthy than its contemporaries; its very presence at the battlefield was once believed to provide its clients an important mental virtue over their rivals. on the other hand, the armies of many countries remained skeptical in regards to the reliability of laptop weapons ordinarily, and on the outset of global battle I purely have been connected to every infantry battalion of the British Expeditionary Force.

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Download E-books Armoured Warfare in the Vietnam War: Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives (Images of War) PDF

By Michael Green

Historian and collector Michael eco-friendly exhibits during this attention-grabbing and graphically illustrated e-book that the 2 wars that engulfed Indochina and North and South Vietnam over 30 years have been way more armoured in nature than generally considered. through skilful use of images and descriptive textual content he describes the various editions deployed and their contribution.

The ill-fated French Expeditionary strength used to be principally US built with WW2 M3 and M5 Stuart, M4 Sherman and M24 mild tanks in addition to armoured automobiles and half-tracks. almost all these ultimately went to the military of the Republic of Vietnam yet have been superseded and useless because of loss of logistics and training.

The US military and Marine Corps build-up within the Nineteen Sixties observed giant amounts of M48 Pattons, M113 APCs and lots of expert editions and improvised armoured autos arrive in theatre. The Australians introduced their British Centurion tanks. 

But it used to be the Russians, chinese language and North Vietnamese who gained the day and their T-38-85 tanks, ZSU anti-aircraft systems and BTR-40 and -50 swept the Communists to victory.

This effective ebook brings info and pictures of these kind of diversified weaponry to the reader in a single volume.

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Download E-books North American Mustang P-51: Long-range Fighter (Profiles of Flight) PDF

By Dave Windle

The Mustang used to be born from a British WW2 specification to North American in the course of 1940. The prototype was once accomplished inside of 117 days however the RAF used to be now not proud of the aircraft's functionality and urged changing the V-12 Allison with the extra robust RR Merlin. the outcome used to be a wonderfully quickly and maneuverable plane that had the variety to escort Allied bomber forces on raids deep into occupied Europe. a complete of 15,469 of the sort have been equipped and utilized in strive against till the Korean War.

This ebook includes the realm well-known colour profiles created by means of Dave Windle of the kind in several operational modes, configurations and colour schemes. Martin Bowman has written particular descriptions and pictures to create the suitable fanatics' reference.

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