The Vickers-Maxim Machine Gun by Martin Pegler

By Martin Pegler

The world's first self-powered desktop gun, the Maxim gun turned a powerful image of Victorian colonialism within the last years of the nineteenth century. It was once the brainchild of Sir Hiram Maxim, the American-born firearms inventor who based the corporate bearing his identify with financing from Albert Vickers, who turned the company's chairman; Maxim's corporation used to be absorbed by way of Vickers, Sons and corporate in 1897. next editions in British, German and Russian provider - the .303in Vickers (1912), 7.92mm MG 08 (1908) and 7.62mm PM M1910, respectively - ruled either the japanese and Western Fronts in the course of global warfare I and soldiered on into global conflict II, whereas the Vickers remained in front-line British provider basically unchanged till 1968.

The .577/450in Maxim's innovative layout eschewed the hand-cranking required by means of prior rapid-firing weapons, as an alternative harnessing the weapon's flinch power to eject each one spent cartridge and insert the following. Water-cooled and in a position to six hundred rounds according to minute, it was once frequently fixed on a tripod and belt-fed, not like past versions equivalent to the Gardner and the Gatling, which have been often fastened on horse carriages and hopper-fed. First established in 1884, the Maxim was once followed through the British military in 1888 and observed carrier within the First Matabele warfare (1893-94); in a single incident, 50 squaddies with 4 Maxims fought off 5,000 warriors. even though it was once hampered through its weight and simply noticed (before the arrival of smokeless powder) because of the clouds of smoke it produced whereas firing, the Maxim used to be thought of extra trustworthy than its contemporaries; its very presence at the battlefield was once believed to provide its clients an important mental virtue over their competitors. then again, the armies of many countries remained skeptical concerning the reliability of computer weapons generally, and on the outset of global struggle I in simple terms have been connected to every infantry battalion of the British Expeditionary strength.

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Luftwaffe Fighters 1945 by Murawski and Wróbel

By Murawski and Wróbel

A quick review of overdue battle Luftwaffe fighter forms and their colour schemes, codes, plus an in depth variety of complete colour profiles (both port and starboard) and plan or wing plan perspectives illustrating 15 plane. gains: Fw 190A-8, 'White 9', 9./JG5; Fw 190A-8, 'Black 10', 6.(Sturm)/JG4); Fw 190A-9, 'Yellow 1', II./JG11; Fw 190D-9, 'Brown 18', 7./JG26; Fw 190D-9, 'White 6', I./JG2; Ta 152H-1, 'Yellow 1', 7./JG301; Bf 109G-10/U4, 'Yellow 5', 6./JG51; Bf 109G-14, 'Yellow 6', 11./JG52; Bf 109K-4, 'Yellow 1', 11./JG3; Bf 109K-4, 'White 5', I./NJG11; Bf 109K-4, 'Green-Black Double Chevron', Stab III./JG52; Me 262A-1a, 'Black Chevron', Stab III./JG7; Me 262A-1a, B3+BC, 7./KG(J)54 and Me 262A-1a, 'Yellow 5', 9./KG(J)6. additionally contains bonus decals for choose topics in 1/72, 1/48 and 1/32 scales. English textual content with English and varnish captions. Topcolors nine. 36 pages.

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Greece And Rome At War by Peter Connolly

By Peter Connolly

350 + colour illustrations 38 maps eight x 12 Revised version incorporating new archeological study Breathtaking research of twelve centuries of struggle during this new and revised variation, Peter Connolly combines an in depth account of the fingers and armies of Greece and Rome along with his very good, full-color paintings. employing clean archeological facts and new fabric at the manufacture and use of guns, the writer offers luxurious colour illustrations famous because the top and so much actual in their variety. Chapters conceal association, strategies, armor and guns, fortifications, and lots more and plenty extra. The armies of Greece, Macedon, and Rome are introduced vividly to lifestyles. Chapters at the wars among the Romans and Hannibal lucidly show the face of conflict in precedent days. Peter Connolly is well known for either his scholarship of the traditional international and his ability as an illustrator. he's the writer and illustrator of The Greek Armies, The Roman military, The Roman Cavalryman, and the traditional urban.

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Roman Imperial Armour: The Production of Early Imperial by David Sim

By David Sim

The Roman Empire trusted the ability of its armies to shield and expand the imperial borders, allowing it to dominate a lot of Europe, Northern Africa and the center East. luck used to be, largely, based on well-trained, well-disciplined squaddies who have been outfitted with the main complicated palms and armour to be had at the moment. this is often the tale of the construction of that armour. Roman Imperial Armour offers an exam of the metals the armour used to be made up of, of the way the ores containing these metals have been extracted from the earth and remodeled into doable steel and of ways that uncooked product was once made into the armour of the Roman military. The policing and keeping of this kind of large empire required a wide and well-organised strength and the booklet is going directly to ponder the supplier of the military, its measurement, composition, the logistics focused on its deployment and provisioning and the learning, remuneration and merits provided to its males at palms.

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Zulu 1816-1906 by Ian Knight

By Ian Knight

Zulu army enterprise used to be tremendous subtle. Warriors have been organised into regiments with a few type of easy uniform and shields have been state-manufactured and owned. but, nonetheless sophistication, a lot of the Zulu's army outlook used to be tremendous primitive: firearms have been unwell understood, and among 1816 and 1906 the Zulu's maintained their fundamental reliance on hand-to-hand battling. during this publication Ian Knight investigates Zulu weaponry intimately, and in addition their society, ideals and rituals, relatively with reference to ceremonies carried out earlier than and after battles. strategies, dress and customs also are rigorously tested, making this an intensive account of the Zulu warrior.

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German Armoured Cars by Bryan Perrett, Bruce Culver

By Bryan Perrett, Bruce Culver

German Armoured vehicles КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Издательство: OspreyСерия: forefront №025Язык: АнглийскийОбъём: fifty one стр.Формат: PDFРазмер: 13.17 Мб eighty five 1 2 three four five

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88mm Flak by John Norris, Mike Fuller

By John Norris, Mike Fuller

The German 88 mm used to be by means of a ways the main well-known and flexible artillery weapon of worldwide battle II. It was once first used as an anti-aircraft weapon through the Condor Legion in the course of the Spanish Civil conflict and observed additional provider within the German invasions of Poland and France, the place it used to be first utilized in its anti-tank position. This function used to be rather profitable and the 88 grew to become feared by way of tank crews from North Africa to Russia. except those major roles the 88 mm was once used because the major weapon on late-war German tanks, as a self-propelled gun, or even as an aerial weapon. This publication covers some of these variations, explaining their layout, improvement and operational use.

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Weapons of Patton's Armies by Michael Green

By Michael Green

Patton acknowledged, "Put your middle and your soul into being specialist killers along with your weapons." discover what Patton's armies' guns have been and the way they have been used. realize Patton's suggestions on strategies and the guns' right makes use of, together with reviews on its effectiveness opposed to the Germans. charges from Patton, his troops, and enemies inform you first-hand how those guns have been considered and utilized in strive against.

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Samurai Armies 1467-1649 by Stephen Turnbull

By Stephen Turnbull

Osprey conflict Orders-036.Samurai Armies 1467-1649 КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Автор:Stephen TurnbullНазвание:Samurai Armies 1467-1649 [Osprey conflict Orders-036]Издательство:Osprey PublishingГод: 2008 Формат: pdf,rar+3% Размер: 38.0 MB Язык: английскийСтраниц: a hundred zero

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