Since World War II, military uniforms have been adapted to serve in every area of the world, from the freezing wastes of Norway and Canada to the baking deserts of North Africa and the Middle East, and the humid jungle... Read moreRead less
Since World War II, military uniforms have been adapted to serve in every area of the world, from the freezing wastes of Norway and Canada to the baking deserts of North Africa and the Middle East, and the humid jungle heat of Vietnam and Malaysia. They are intended to help keep body temperature constant, and make the soldier difficult to detect, yet remain both practical and comfortable to wear. As clothing and material technology have developed, so the world’s regular armies, and particularly special forces units, have updated their uniforms.
Organised by country or region, Modern Military Uniforms illustrates the uniforms of regular and irregular forces engaged in combat since 1945, as well as the military attire of soldiers involved in the Cold War. Each uniform is illustrated with a superb full-colour artwork with accompanying text describing what the figure is wearing and why, the weapons and equipment the soldier would have carried, and, where appropriate, a note on the conflict the soldier served in. A specifications box gives the date, unit, rank, theatre and, where possible, location of the uniform illustrated.
The book also includes the attire and equipment of specialist counter-terrorist and paramilitary hostage-rescue units, while an appendix covers some of the major webbing types that have seen service since World War II, with illustrations and text detailing each type’s development and history.
Superbly illustrated and with expert text, Modern Military Uniforms is a fascinating collection of uniforms and equipment worn by soldiers around the world since 1945.
Format: 285 x 213mm
Word count: 60,000
Illustrations: 250 col a/ws
There is no Amber trade edition currently available.
Military Uniforms: Visual Encyclopedia