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Artillery: Compared and Contrasted

Michael E. Haskew

Moving from early catapults and ballistae to the technological marvels of the present day, Artillery – Compared & Contrasted is a comprehensive guide to the ‘queen of the battlefield’. The story of its development as a military arm and its... Read moreRead less

Moving from early catapults and ballistae to the technological marvels of the present day, Artillery – Compared & Contrasted is a comprehensive guide to the ‘queen of the battlefield’. The story of its development as a military arm and its use in warfare is illustrated with full-colour artworks and dramatic action photographs. The book features such famous examples as the German ‘88’, the British 25-pounder and the American M109.

Many of the weapons described in Artillery – Compared & Contrasted are also accompanied by detailed colour profiles, which show their size and design. There are also full specifications tables that list country of origin, weights, dimensions and armament (with all weights and measures provided in both metric and imperial). Spread throughout the book are ‘head-to-head’ comparisons between rival artillery types, highlighting their strengths and weaknesses.

Artillery – Compared & Contrasted is an accessible reference guide to the subject, which will appeal to anyone with an interest in warfare.

Compared and Contrasted series

Format: 297 x 227mm
Extent: 224pp
Word count: 75,000
Illustrations: 200 colour artworks and colour and black-&-white photographs

Michael E. Haskew

Michael E. Haskew is the editor of WWII History Magazine and The World War II Desk Reference with the Eisenhower Center for American Studies. He is the author of The Sniper At War, The Encyclopedia of Elite Forces in World War II, Order of Battle: Western Allied Forces of WWII, and The Italian Campaign in World War II.

Also available in 213 x 290mm format.

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