Category «Conventional»

Download E-books The Submarine: A History PDF

As wonderful as a high-tech mystery, The Submarine is key examining for realizing the final hundred years of struggle. It tells the tale of the dreamers who first imagined submersible ships and the creative and sensible engineers who created them; of the visionary nationwide leaders and naval strategists who supported the advance of underwater warships and the recognized metal- nerved males on both sides who wielded this weapon. The Submarine information the position of subs in either international wars, and the way, within the nuclear age, they turned the main strong guns of battle ever created—the strength that satirically saved the peace in the course of the chilly struggle with no firing a unmarried shot.

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Download E-books The Military Sniper since 1914 (Elite) PDF

By Martin Pegler

It used to be in simple terms in international conflict I (1914-1918) that the combo of top quality provider rifles and new telescopic attractions introduced the real 'sniper' to the battlefield as a special professional. through 1918 the scout-sniper's worth as an observer and gatherer of intelligence used to be as vital as his deadly talents, yet those have been ignored within the interwar years. From 1939-45 such a lot armies needed to educate and equip snipers from scratch, yet they have been to play an incredible function in all theatres of conflict. Famously, at the Russian entrance it was once a task during which girls excelled. This identify recounts the improvement of guns, points of interest, strategies and garments in the entire significant armies, from Flanders to the Gulf.

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Download E-books 88 mm FlaK 18/36/37/41 and PaK 43 1936-45 (New Vanguard) PDF

The German 88 mm used to be by means of a long way the main recognized and flexible artillery weapon of worldwide battle II. It was once first used as an anti-aircraft weapon by way of the Condor Legion through the Spanish Civil conflict and observed additional provider within the German invasions of Poland and France, the place it was once first utilized in its anti-tank position. This position used to be really winning and the 88 grew to become feared through tank crews from North Africa to Russia. except those major roles the 88 mm was once used because the major weapon on late-war German tanks, as a self-propelled gun, or even as an aerial weapon. This publication covers most of these variations, explaining their layout, improvement and operational use.

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Download E-books Heckler & Koch's Mp5 Submachine Gun PDF

By Frank W. James

This quantity examines the lifestyles background of the MP5 submachine gun and gives a complete research of the MP5's improvement. an summary of the historical past of firearms and propellants is gifted, in addition to a dialogue of ballistics and working ideas of semi-auto and entirely car firearms. Exploded illustrations of the MP5 accompany in-depth insurance of the producing approach, components, acceptable nomenclature, version acronyms and persistence assessments. The textual content additionally doubles as a guidebook, explaining how you can accurately shoot, take care of and retain the gun. Prototype versions of the MP5 are featured, besides a whole assessment of international knock-offs, add-ons and different details.

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Download E-books Homemade Ammo: How To Make It, How To Reload It, How To Cache It PDF

By Duncan Long

Nearly any handyman with a drill can produce a gun in a number of weeks, however the comparable isn't really actual for ammo. do-it-yourself Ammo presents all of the technical knowledge you must manufacture your individual rifle, pistol or SMG ammo from scratch. contains chapters on primers, powders, brass, bullets, cleansing, caching and extra.

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Download E-books British Light Tanks 1927-45: Marks I-VI (New Vanguard) PDF

It is a definitive examine of key British tanks from the early a part of the second one global struggle. those varieties observed lively provider with the British Expeditionary strength in France, with British Forces within the Western barren region and in India. in addition they took half within the campaigns in Norway, Persia and Sumatra in addition to serving with the Garrison of Malta. The German military changed these kinds of tanks for his or her personal use, tanks they had captured in France whereas others have been tailored as anti-air craft tanks or outfitted with exact flotation units. a few Mark VI sequence mild tanks have been additionally issued to Australia and Canada whereas a touch converted model was once provided in huge numbers to India the place they have been used at the North West Frontier. The booklet additionally examines the Marks that led as much as the VI and chronicles numerous experiments performed on those tanks, with textual content and illustrations. It ends with insurance of the ultimate version, the MarkVIC and info of the experimental Lloyd airborne mild tank of 1942 which has a couple of gains in universal with the better-known Vickers-Armstrongs designs.

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Download E-books Avar-Age Polearms and Edged Weapons: Classification, Typology, Chronology and Technology (East Central and Eastern Europe in the Middle Ages, 450-1450) PDF

By Gergely Csiky

In Avar-Age Polearms and Edged Weapons, Gergely Csiky deals a presentation of shut wrestle guns of a nomadic inhabitants that migrated from internal Asia to East-Central Europe. throughout the overdue sixth - early seventh centuries, the Avars led winning army campaigns opposed to the Balkan nation-states of the Byzantine Empire, facilitated by way of their cavalry's use of stirrups for the 1st time in Europe. along with the class, production options, fittings, suspension, distribution, and chronology of polearms and edged guns identified from Avar-age burials, a distinct emphasis is laid at the origins and cultural contacts of those guns, between them the 1st edged guns with curved blades: the sabres. The social importance and, functionality of those artefacts is mentioned so that it will position them in nomadic battle.

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