Small Arms, 1914–Present offers a highly illustrated guide to all the main types of small arms from the beginning of World War I to the present. Divided into two parts covering 1914 to 1945 and 1945 to the present, the... Read moreRead less
Small Arms, 1914–Present offers a highly illustrated guide to all the main types of small arms from the beginning of World War I to the present. Divided into two parts covering 1914 to 1945 and 1945 to the present, the book includes chapters on the Western Front 1914–18, the Spanish Civil War, the Nazi invasions of Poland, France, and the Low Countries, the North African Campaign 1940–43, the Eastern Front 1941–45, the Pacific Theatre 1941–45, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, the Arab-Israeli conflict, the Falklands War, the Gulf War, the Yugoslav wars, Chechnya and the Caucasus, modern peacekeeping and counter- terrorism operations, and the recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
This compact volume includes hand-held weapons of every type, including revolvers, pistols, handguns, bolt action rifles, automatic rifles, assault rifles, sniper weapons, submachine guns, personal defence weapons, light and heavy machine guns, shotguns, and infantry support weapons, such as bazookas, grenade launchers, and RPGs. Well-known, highly-influential weapons are featured, such as the Luger pistol, the Lee-Enfield series of rifles, the Browning M2 heavy machine gun, the AK series of assault rifles, and the Uzi submachine gun, as well as lesser-known models, such as the Chinese-made Gew 88, Lanchester submachine gun and the Khaybar bullpup rifle.
Packed with more than 500 colour artworks and photographs with exhaustive specifications, Small Arms, 1914–Present is a key reference for modellers and weapons enthusiasts interested in twentieth century weapons technology.
Format: 297 x 227mm
Word count: 200,000
Illustrations: 700 col & b/w photos and col a/ws
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