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Weapon 51. The Gladius. The Roman Short Sword.

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  • The Gladius. The Roman Short Sword. Weapon 51.
  • Author: M.C. Bishop; Illustrator: Peter Dennis
  • Pb. 2016
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Weapon 50. The Mosin-Nagant Rifle.

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  • The Mosin-Nagant Rifle. Weapon 50.
  • Author: Bill Harriman
  • Illustrator: Johnny Shumate, Alan Gilliland
  • Pb., 2016
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Weapon 49. SA80 Assault Rifles. pb

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  • SA80 Assault Rifles. Weapon 49.
  • Author: Neil Grant
  • Illustrator: Peter Dennis, Alan Gilliland
  • Paperback
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Weapon 47. German Machine Guns of World War I. MG 08 and MG 08/15. pb.

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  • German Machine Guns of World War I. MG 08 and MG 08/15.Weapon 47.
  • Author: Stephen Bull; Illustrator: Johnny Shumate, Alan Gilliland
  • Pb., 80 pages
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Weapon 46. The M3 "Grease Gun". Pb.

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  • The M3 "Grease Gun". Weapon 46.
  • Author: Leroy Thompson; Illustrator: Adam Hook, Alan Gilliland
  • Pb. 80 pages
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Weapon 45 The Barrett Rifle. Sniping and anti-materiel rifles in the War on Terror. pb

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  • The Barrett Rifle. Sniping and anti-materiel rifles in the War on Terror. Weapon 45.
  • Author: Chris McNab; Illustrator: Johnny Shumate, Alan Gilliland
  • Pb. 80 pages. The Barrett M82A1 and its derivatives are among the most successful sniping rifles ever manufactured. Now entering its fourth decade of service, the short-recoil, semi-automatic system is capable of firing a devastating .50-caliber round with lethal accuracy over distances of more than 2km. Unconfirmed reports from Afghanistan in 2012 accredit the Barrett with one of history's longest ever kills at 2,815m. This is the technical history of a rifle initially developed as a sporting firearm, but which evolved into a long-range sniping rifle and a formidable military anti-materiel tool, designed to neutralize everything from enemy vehicles to parked aircraft. Adopted by snipers across the world, the Barrett rifles have seen active service in Operation Desert Storm, Iraq, and Afghanistan and have become an important addition to police, armed services, and Special Forces units alike.
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Weapon 44. The Flintlock Musket. Brown Bess and Charleville 1715–1865. Paperback

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  • The Flintlock Musket. Brown Bess and Charleville 1715–1865. Weapon 44
  • Author: Stuart Reid; Illustrator: Steve Noon, Alan Gilliland
  • Pb., 80 pages. The flintlock or firelock musket is one of the most iconic weapons in history: first used on the battlefields of the Thirty Years' War and the English Civil War, it was carried by both sides at Bunker Hill, Waterloo and the Alamo, and dominated warfare for more than 150 years, with military service as late as the American Civil War in the 1860s. Featuring specially commissioned full-colour artwork, this engaging study examines the role that the flintlock played in close-order combat on European and other battlefields around the world. Employing first-hand accounts to show how tactical doctrines were successfully developed to overcome the weapon's inherent limitations, and exploring the use of the flintlock musket by individuals in irregular warfare, chiefly in North America, this volume offers a comprehensive analysis of the flintlock's lasting impact as the first truly universal soldier's weapon.
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Weapon 43 The Composite Bow. pb

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  • The Composite Bow. Weapon 43
  • Author: Mike Loades; Illustrator: Peter Dennis
  • Pb., 2016
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Weapon 42. Winchester Lever-Action Rifles. pb

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  • Winchester Lever-Action Rifles. Weapon 42.
  • Author: Martin Pegler; Illustrator: Mark Stacey, Alan Gilliland
  • Pb. 80 pages. Winchester lever-action repeating rifles are an integral part of the folklore of the American West. Introduced after the American Civil War, the first Winchester, the M1866, would go on to see military service as far afield as Bulgaria, but it was in the hands of civilians that it would become known as ‘The gun that won the west'. Offering a lethal combination of portability, ruggedness and ammunition interchangeability with pistol sidearms, the Winchesters and their innovative and elegant breech-loading system represented a revolutionary design. They were used by a staggering variety of military and civilian groups - gold-miners, trappers, hunters, farmers, lawmen, professional gunmen and Native Americans. It equipped a whole generation of settlers and as such left an imprint on American culture that continues to resonate today. This book explores the Winchesters' unique place in history, revealing the technical secrets of their success with a full array of colour artwork, period illustrations and close-up photographs.
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Weapon 41 The Flamethrower. pb

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  • The Flamethrower. Weapon 41.
  • Author: Chris McNab; Illustrator: Steve Noon, Alan Gilliland
  • Pb. 80 pages. The focus of this book is a weapon that has literally placed the power of fire in human hands - the man-portable flamethrower. This formidable weapon first saw battlefield use in the hands of German troops during World War I, and went on to arm the forces of many countries in World War II and beyond. Capable of inflicting horrific injuries - or of using up the oxygen supply inside a building, causing the occupants to suffocate - it projected a stream of flammable liquid, which could be ‘bounced' off the interior surfaces of tunnels, buildings and other defended structures to reach deep inside a fortification.
    From its combat debut to its deployment in Vietnam, Chechnya and elsewhere, the flamethrower has proven to be devastatingly effective, not least because of its huge psychological impact on enemy troops. Yet despite this, the weapon and its operators have always been vulnerable, suffering from a very particular set of limitations, all of which are explored here. Featuring expert analysis, first-hand accounts and a startling array of illustrations and photographs, this is the definitive guide to an extraordinary chapter in the history of military technology.
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Weapon 40. The Gatling Gun. Paperback

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  • The Gatling Gun. Weapon 40.
  • Author: Peter Smithurst; Illustrator: Johnny Shumate
  • Pb. 80 pages. A unique chapter in the history of firearms, the multibarrel, hand-cranked Gatling gun was one of the first practical rapid-fire weapons ever to be used in battle. It changed warfare by introducing the capability to project deadly, high-intensity fire on the battlefield, and portended the devastation that automatic weapons would wreak in World War I. During its 50-year career, it saw widespread service with US, British, and other forces on a host of battlefields through conflicts in Zululand and the American West, to the Spanish-American War. Although it saw widespread use in the hands of industrialized nations against various groups of indigenous native warriors, it was famously left behind by Custer at the battle of the Little Bighorn, where some argue it could have made all the difference. Featuring full-colour artwork plus contemporary and close-up photographs, this engaging study investigates the origins, development, combat use, and lasting influence of the formidable Gatling gun.
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Weapon 39 Mauser Military Rifles. Pb

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  • Mauser Military Rifles. Weapon 39
  • Author: Neil Grant.
  • Number of Pages: 80
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Weapon 38 The Hand Grenade.

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  • The Hand Grenade. Weapon 38
  • Number of Pages: 80. Pb
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Weapon 37. The M14 Battle Rifle. Pb

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  • The M14 Battle Rifle. Weapon 37.
  • Author: Leroy Thompson; Illustrators: Alan Gilliland, Johnny Shumate
  • Paperback; October 2014; 80 pages
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Weapon 36. Panzerfaust and Panzerschreck. Pb

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  • Panzerfaust and Panzerschreck. Weapon 36.
  • Author: Gordon L. Rottman; Illustrators: Alan Gilliland, Johnny Shumate
  • Paperback; August 2014; 80 pages
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Weapon 35 The MP5 Submachine Gun. Pb

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  • The MP5 Submachine Gun. Weapon 35
  • Author: Leroy Thompson; Illustrators: Alan Gilliland, Johnny Shumate
  • Paperback; July 2014; 80 pages
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Weapon 34. The Lewis Gun. Pb

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  • The Lewis Gun. Weapon 34.
  • Author: Neil Grant; Illustrator: Peter Dennis
  • Paperback; March 2014; 80 pages
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Weapon 33. Soviet Submachine Guns of World War II. PPD-40, PPSh-41 and PPS. Pb

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  • Soviet Submachine Guns of World War II. PPD-40, PPSh-41 and PPS. Weapon 33.
  • Author:Chris McNab; Illustrators: Steve Noon, Alan Gilliland
  • Paperback; May 2014; 80 pages
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Weapon 32. Browning .30-caliber Machine Guns. Paperback

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  • Browning .30-caliber Machine Guns. Weapon 32.
  • Author:Gordon L. Rottman; Illustrators: Alan Gilliland, Johnny Shumate
  • Paperback; February 2014; 80 pages
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Weapon 31. MP 38 and MP 40 Submachine Guns. Pb

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  • MP 38 and MP 40 Submachine Guns. Weapon 31.
  • Author: Alejandro de Quesada; Illustrators: Alan Gilliland, Johnny Shumate
  • Paperback; July 2014; 80 pages
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Weapon 30. The Longbow. Paperback

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  • The Longbow. Weapon 30.
  • Author: Mike Loades; Illustrator: Peter Dennis
  • Paperback; September 2013; 80 pages
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Weapon 29. US Combat Shotguns. Paperback

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  • US Combat Shotguns. Weapon 29.
  • Author: Leroy Thompson; Illustrators: Peter Dennis, Alan Gilliland
  • Paperback; August 2013; 80 pages
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Weapon 28. The Bren Gun.

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  • The Bren Gun. Weapon 28
  • Illustrator: Peter Dennis
  • Paperback; July 2013; 80 pages
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Weapon 27. The FN FAL Battle Rifle. Pb

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  • The FN FAL Battle Rifle. Weapon 27.
  • Author: Bob Cashner; Illustrator: Steve Noon
  • Paperback; August 2013; 80 pages
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Weapon 26. The Martini-Henry Rifle.

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  • The Martini-Henry Rifle. Weapon 26
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Weapon 25 The Vickers-Maxim Machine Gun

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  • The Vickers-Maxim Machine Gun. Weapon 25
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Weapon 24 German Automatic Rifles 1941–45. Gew 41, Gew 43, FG 42 and StG 44. Pb

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  • German Automatic Rifles 1941–45. Gew 41, Gew 43, FG 42 and StG 44. Weapon 24
  • Author: Chris McNab; Illustrator: Ramiro Bujeiro
  • Paperback; March 2013; 64 pages
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Weapon 23. The M1903 Springfield Rifle. Paperback

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  • The M1903 Springfield Rifle. Weapon 23
  • Author: Leroy Thompson; Illustrator: Mark Stacey
  • Paperback; February 2013; 80 pages
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Weapon 22 The Sten Gun. Paperback

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  • The Sten Gun. Weapon 22
  • Author: Leroy Thompson; Illustrators: Alan Gilliland, Mark Stacey
  • Paperback; September 2012; 80 pages; ISBN: 9781849087599
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Weapon 21. MG 34 and MG 42 Machine Guns. Paperback

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  • MG 34 and MG 42 Machine Guns. Weapon 21.
  • Author: Chris McNab; Illustrators: Ramiro Bujeiro, Alan Gilliland
  • Paperback; October 2012; 80 pages; ISBN: 9781780960081
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Weapon 20 The M60 Machine Gun.

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  • The M60 Machine Gun. Weapon 20
  • Author: Kevin Dockery; Illustrator: Mark Stacey
  • Paperback; November 2012; 80 pages; ISBN: 9781849088442
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Weapon 19 The Webley Service Revolver. Paperback 9781849088039

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  • The Webley Service Revolver. Weapon 19
  • Author:Robert Maze; Illustrator:Peter Dennis
  • Paperback; August 2012; 80 pages
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Weapon 18 The Bazooka. Paperback

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  • The Bazooka. Weapon 18
  • Author: Gordon L. Rottman; Illustrators: Alan Gilliland, Johnny Shumate
  • Paperback; June 2012; 80 pages; ISBN: 9781849088015
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Weapon 17. The Lee-Enfield Rifle. Paperback. 9781849087889

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  • The Lee-Enfield Rifle. Weapon 17.
  • Author: Martin Pegler Illustrator: Peter Dennis
  • Paperback; January 2012; 80 pages. The Lee-Enfield is one of the 20th century’s most recognisable and longest-serving military rifles. It was adopted by the British Army in 1895 and only replaced by the L1A1 SLR in 1957.
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Weapon 16. The M1 Garand. Pb.

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  • The M1 Garand. Weapon 16.
  • Author: Leroy Thompson, Illustrators: Peter Dennis, Alan Gilliland
  • Paperback; May 2012; 80 pages; ISBN: 9781849086219
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Weapon 15 The Browning Automatic Rifle. Paperback

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  • The Browning Automatic Rifle. Weapon 15
  • Author: Robert R. Hodges Jr. Illustrators: Alan Gilliland, Johnny Shumate
  • Paperback; April 2012; 80 pages
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Weapon 14. The M16. Pb. 9781849086905

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  • The M16. Weapon 14
  • Author: Gordon L Rottman Illustrators: Alan Gilliland Johnny Shumate
  • Paperback; December 2011; 80 pages. This volume provides a technical history of the M16 and the struggle to perfect it together with an assessment of its impact on the battlefield drawing on over a decade’s combat experience with the rifle.
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Weapon 13. The M1 Carbine. Paperback

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  • The M1 Carbine. Weapon 13.
  • Author: Leroy Thompson Illustrator: Peter Dennis
  • Paperback; November 2011; 80 pages
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Weapon 12 The Uzi Submachine Gun. Paperback

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  • The Uzi Submachine Gun. Weapon 12
  • Author: Chris McNab Illustrator: Johnny Shumate
  • Paperback; November 2011; 80 pages
  • Tells the story of this unique weapon. It not only explores the gun’s technical development and specifications, but also describes the and analyzes Uzi’s combat use in a wide range of contexts, from Israeli soldiers battling on the Golan Heights in 1967, through to modern pirates operating off the coast of Somalia. This book presents the facts and challenges the myths surrounding this remarkable weapon.
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Weapon 11 Beretta M9 Pistol. Paperback 9781849085267

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  • Beretta M9 Pistol. Weapon 9
  • Author: Leroy Thompson Illustrator: Johnny Shumate
  • Paperback; September 2011; 80 pages
  • The volume traces the Beretta designs that preceded the M9, as well as its use on the battlefield, including the impact it has had on close combat training due its the larger magazine capacity. It also details the adoption of the Beretta by US law enforcement agencies and the impact this has had.
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Weapon 10 The Pattern 1853 Enfield Rifle. Pb

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  • The Pattern 1853 Enfield Rifle
  • Author: Peter Smithurst Illustrator: Peter Dennis
  • Paperback; July 2011; 80 pages
  • First issued in 1853, the Enfield proved itself worthy during both the Crimean War and the Indian Mutiny, where its long range, durability, and interchangeable parts made it a perfect campaign rifle.
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Weapon 09 Colt 1911 Pistol. Pb

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  • The Colt 1911 Pistol. Weapon 9
  • Author: Leroy Thompson Illustrator: Peter Dennis
  • Paperback; May 2011; 80 pages
  • First used in combat during the Punitive Expedition into Mexico and then extensively during the world wars, the Colt Government Model (1911) pistol remained the standard issue handgun in the US armed forces for nearly 80 years and has continued in service with some units to this day.
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Weapon 08 AK-47. Kalashnikov-series assault rifles. Pb

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  • AK-47. Kalashnikov-series assault rifles. Weapon 8
  • Author: Gordon L Rottman, Illustrator: Johnny Shumate
  • Paperback; April 2011; 80 pages
  • The Kalashnikov AK-47 is the most ubiquitous assault rifle in the world, with more AK-47s and its variants in use than any other individual small arm. Created by Senior Sergeant Mikhail Kalashnikov, and first adopted by the USSR soon after World War II, its production continues to this day, with an estimated 75 million produced worldwide. This book takes a look at the complete history of the weapon, discussing its design, development, and usage, taking its story from the great armies of the Soviet Union to the insurgents and criminal gangs that often employ the weapon today.
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Weapon 07 Fairbairn-Sykes Commando Dagger. Pb

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  • Fairbairn-Sykes Commando Dagger. Weapon 7 
  • Author: Leroy Thompson, Illustrator: Howard Gerrard
  • Paperback; March 2011; 80 pages
  • The Fairbairn-Sykes Commando dagger has become iconic as the most widely recognized fighting knife in the world.
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Weapon 06 Sniper Rifles. From the 19th to the 21st Century. Pb

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  • Sniper Rifles. From the 19th to the 21st Century. Weapon 6
  • Author: Martin Pegler Illustrator: Peter Dennis
  • Paperback; November 2010; 80 pages
  • A technical outline of the history of the sniper rifle, from its introduction in warfare during the Napoleonic wars, through the US Civil War to its current apogee as the most frequently used combat rifle in Iraq and Afghanistan. This book details the development of ammunition, different weapons types including single shot, magazine loading and semi-automatic, as well as the introduction and use of optical sights. Martin Pegler, a leading expert on the history of sniping and former Senior Curator of Firearms at the Royal Armouries Leeds, also details the current advances in technology, such as laser range-finding sights and night vision devices. Using first-hand accounts, the book brings the dangerous world of the sniper to life revealing their training and concealment techniques as well as their mastering of their weapon of choice.
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Weapon 05 Katana: The Samurai Sword. Pb

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  • Katana: The Samurai Sword. Weapon 5
  • Author: Stephen Turnbull Illustrator: Johnny Shumate
  • Paperback; November 2010; 80 pages
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Weapon 04 Browning .50-caliber Machine Guns. Paperback

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  • Browning .50-caliber Machine Guns. Weapon 4
  • Author: Gordon L Rottman. Illustrators: Johnny Shumate and Alan Gilliland
  • Paperback; October 2010; 80 pages
  • The Browning “50-cal” has become the longest serving weapon in the US inventory. The “fifty” has been employed in every imaginable role for a machine gun. It is considered such an effective and reliable weapon that few countries ever attempted to develop an equivalent weapon. Even the Japanese created a copy of it during World War II when the US was producing literally thousands every month to use in every theater. This is a history of the development of this famous weapon, its most critical operational use and the variants that have been produced to keep it at the forefront of the action.
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Weapon 03 Medieval Handgonnes. The first black powder infantry weapons. Paperback

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  • Medieval Handgonnes. The first black powder infantry weapons. Weapon 3
  • Author: Sean McLachlan Illustrator: Gerry Embleton
  • Paperback; October 2010; 80 pages
  • In the early 14th century, a new weapon entered the arsenals of European armies. This first generation of black powder weapons put fear into the heart of the enemy and in 1453 Ottoman cannon succeeded in pummelling the once-impregnable walls of Constantinople. But cannons, which are both slow and cumbersome, were difficult to use and often proved inaccurate. The first handgonnes were the answer. Easily dismissed by later historians as nothing more than crude tubes that shot wildly inaccurate lead balls, more recent research has revealed the true accuracy of the medieval handgonne together with its penetrative power. This volume, complete with detailed illustrations and colour photographs of reconstructed handgonnes, reveals the true history of what could easily have been the most revolutionary weapon in history.
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Weapon 02 The Rocket Propelled Grenade. Paperback

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  • The Rocket Propelled Grenade. Weapon 2
  • Author: Gordon L Rottman , Illustrators: Tony Bryan Ramiro Bujeiro
  • Paperback; September 2010; 80 pages
  • The RPG-series of weapons is the most widely used family of lightweight antitank weapons in the world today. RPGs have been used not only against their intended targets, but against personnel, fortifications, buildings, soft-skin vehicles, watercraft, and aircraft. Lightweight, relatively compact, easy to operate and maintain, they meet most of the requirements of any armed group. Like any weapon system, RPGs and their ammunition have their limitations. While these limitations are much touted by proponents of more advanced weapons, they lose sight of many armed groups’ requirement for lightweight, compact, inexpensive, easy to operate and maintain weapons. Most sophisticated weapons tend to be just the opposite – heavy, cumbersome, excessively expensive, and requiring extensive training and an advanced support infrastructure. They are also more difficult to obtain due to export controls and restrictions. To be effective, an army actually needs a mix of both sophisticated and uncomplicated weapons. Gordon Rottman provides a detailed analysis of perhaps one of the most important weapons to be developed in the 20th century.
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Weapon 01 Thompson Submachine Gun. From Prohibition Chicago to World War II. Paperback

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  • Thompson Submachine Gun. From Prohibition Chicago to World War II. Weapon 1
  • Author: Martin Pegler , Illustrator: Peter Dennis
  • Paperback; September 2010; 80 pages
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