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Weapon 57. US Grenade Launchers. M79, M203, and M320. Paperback

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  • US Grenade Launchers. M79, M203, and M320. Weapon 57.
  • Author: Gordon L. Rottman; Illustrator: Johnny Shumate, Alan Gilliland
  • Pb., 80 pages. 2017
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Weapon 56. Sharpshooting Rifles of the American Civil War. Colt, Sharps, Spencer, and Whitworth. pb

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  • Sharpshooting Rifles of the American Civil War. Colt, Sharps, Spencer, and Whitworth. Weapon 56.
  • Author: Martin Pegler; Illustrator: Johnny Shumate, Alan Gilliland
  • Pb., 80 pages. 2017
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Weapon 55. The Pilum. The Roman Heavy Javelin. pb

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  • The Pilum. The Roman Heavy Javelin. Weapon 55.
  • Author: M.C. Bishop; Illustrator: Peter Dennis.
  • Pb., 80 pages. 2017
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Weapon 54. The Suomi Submachine Gun. Paperback

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  • The Suomi Submachine Gun. Weapon 54.
  • Author: Leroy Thompson; Illustrator: Adam Hook, Alan Gilliland
  • Pb., 80 pages. 2017
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Weapon 53. The FN Minimi Light Machine Gun. M249, L108A1, L110A2, and other variants. Pb

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  • The FN Minimi Light Machine Gun. M249, L108A1, L110A2, and other variants. Weapon 53.
  • Author: Chris McNab
  • Paperback. 2017
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Weapon 52 Colt Single-Action Revolvers. pb

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  • Colt Single-Action Revolvers. Weapon 52
  • Author: Martin Pegler; Illustrator: Mark Stacey, Alan Gilliland
  • Pb., 2017
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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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