PANZERWAFFE - THE CAMPAIGNS IN THE WEST 1940 by John Prigent

By John Prigent

This is often the second one quantity in a brand new sequence of ten titles that might specialize in the campaigns of the German Panzerwaffe on the earth battle 2 and the strengths and weaknesses of its commanders and operational equipment. every one e-book will characteristic a close narrative textual content, describing the making plans of every crusade, command and management in the Panzerwaffe, approach and strategies, research of successes and screw ups, orders of conflict and a technical assessment of armored car varieties and their versions, furthermore, there'll be a spotlight on key commanders, person devices and tank aces within the theatres being mentioned.

The narrative textual content of every publication should be written by means of a number of stated experts of their box below the coordination of the sequence Editor, John Prigent, himself a popular specialist at the German Panzerwaffe. all of the books within the sequence can be authorative and visually interesting. The textual content can be supported by way of round a hundred and fifty infrequent and interesting photos, there'll be particularly commissioned colour works of art of the tanks defined and pictured, 'relief'-style terrain maps, images illustrating strategies and battles, sidebars and textual content boxes.

This is a thrilling new sequence in an effort to practice a clean and hugely illustrated remedy to this subject material, and supply a lot of curiosity for these absorbed within the heritage of mechanized battle within the final century and supply a lot functional support for the army modelers.

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''provides an excellent stability among textual content and assisting photos and colour plates to make it important as either a written and visible reference...''Armorama.com, 04/08

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Helicopters: An Illustrated History of Their Impact by Stanley S. McGowen

By Stanley S. McGowen

Helicopters: An Illustrated historical past in their impression КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Издательство: ABC-CLIOСерия: guns & WarfareАвтор(ы): Stanley S. McGowenЯзык: EnglishГод издания: 2005Количество страниц: 368ISBN: 1-85109-473-3Формат: pdf (e-book)Размер: 3.86 mb swift Ifolder eighty five 1 2 three four five

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Secret Weapons: Death Rays, Doodlebugs and Churchill's by Brian J Ford

By Brian J Ford

Secret Weapons charts the race in expertise among the Allied and Axis powers, with examples in their use in conflict, besides those who remained experimental or remained the stuff of technology fiction. Importantly it additionally indicates how wartime study set in educate the high-tech period during which we now dwell. The account charts mystery guns improvement from the japanese ray gun of the Nineteen Thirties to the robust V2 rocket, and compares global battle II mystery guns examine with the realities of present-day technology. it is a riveting tale of innovation stressed, from an international of computer weapons and biplanes to electronics, rockets, and nuclear bombs with the facility to wipe out humanity.

Also integrated is how Nazi Germany's army may perhaps used to be based upon the improvement of futuristic guns. It follows the repercussions of the Treaty of Versailles, and the increase of militarism as a catalyst of technological development. mystery guns are proven to have arisen out of Germany's admiration of army engineers, technologists, chemists, and experimenters. some of the weapon advancements have been stored mystery - even from the professionals within the Nazi computing device - as adventurous contingencies to be used in later phases of the crusade. In Japan, guns improvement was once overseen via the Imperial common Headquarters which have been verified by way of Imperial Decree as some time past as 1893. Brian Ford explores the growing to be momentum that marked the Thirties, and the feel of accelerating urgency that underpinned the main frenetic section of technological improvement ever obvious in warfare.

The e-book mirrors the Axis learn with the technology built via the British and american citizens, who had pioneered the harnessing of technology and expertise for army ability. the 1st planes, submarines, airplane companies, and automated guns have been items of those Western designers. And the impression of aggressive physical activities (races just like the Schneider trophy) persisted to behave as a spur to growth that might deliver out the easiest in inventiveness - and which might elevate the momentum of recent considering that may turn out to be an important within the theatre of conflict. And it was once British ingenuity, up to engineering, that saved the Allies in a endured race with the Axis powers in mystery army improvement.

The e-book tells the parallel tales of advancements in weaponry because the conflict is going on, exhibiting how both sides spoke back to the specter of the opposite.

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Austrian Napoleonic Artillery 1792-1815 by David Hollins

By David Hollins

The Austrian artillery of the innovative and Napoleonic Wars was once a construction of the well known Lichtenstein method of the early 1750s. This weight procedure produced a sequence of guns of 3-, 6- and 12-pdr. calibre besides 7- and 10-pdr. howitzers. within the 1780s they have been joined through Cavalry artillery weapons with their Wurst seats. In 1811 Austria additionally started the institution of rocket troops dependent upon the British invention, when their heavy and siege items remained the 12 -,18- and 24-pdrs during the interval. This booklet describes the method in addition to its operational use through the Napoleonic Wars.

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MiG-25 'Foxbat' MiG-31 'Foxhound': Russia's Defensive Front by Yefim Gordon

By Yefim Gordon

This ebook takes an in depth, educated, and dispassionate standpoint of this impressive aeronautical fulfillment.

The MiG-25 follow-on used to be the similar-looking MiG-31 'Foxhound,' which has now not been good documented till this ebook. The MiG-31 used to be a brand new airplane designed to counter U.S. cruise missiles and used to be positioned into creation in 1979.

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Artillery in the Great War by Paul Strong

By Paul Strong

Artillery was once the decisive weapon of the nice battle - it ruled the battlefields. but the background of artillery in the course of the clash has been ignored, and its influence at the struggling with is inadequately understood. Paul powerful and Sanders Marble, during this very important and hugely readable learn, search to stability the account.

Their paintings indicates that artillery used to be vital to the strategies of the belligerent international locations through the lengthy process the clash, in assault and in safeguard. They describe, in shiny aspect, how in idea and perform using artillery constructed in numerous methods one of the opposing armies, they usually display how artillery males on each side coped with the intense demanding situations that faced them at the battlefield. additionally they supply image debts of the function performed through artillery in particular operations, together with the battles of Le Cateau, the Somme and Valenciennes.

Their paintings can be interesting interpreting for an individual who's willing to appreciate the influence of artillery at the nice warfare and its position within the wider background of recent industrialized war.

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The Army of Alexander the Great by Nicholas Sekunda, Angus McBride

By Nicholas Sekunda, Angus McBride

Whilst Philip II ascended the throne in 359 BC, Macedonia used to be at risk of being engulfed by way of wild barbarian tribes to the north and wily Greek towns to the south. Philip needed to extend the ability of the throne or be swallowed up: the construction of a robust military was once significant. while his son, Alexander, inherited his nation on the age of 20, he additionally inherited a military which used to be really unrivalled. The Macedonians have been veterans of conflict, good built and longing for conquest. upload to this Alexander's ideally suited presents as army commander and it's little ask yourself they completed loads. Men-at-Arms 148 and crusade 7 also are to be had in one quantity designated variation as ‘Alexander the Great’.

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Panther Medium Tank 1942-45 by Stephen Hart, Jim Laurier

By Stephen Hart, Jim Laurier

The Panzerkampfwagen V Panther is likely one of the best-known German tanks in life and is taken into account one of many maximum tanks of global conflict II. while in June of 1941, Germany invaded Russia, Panzertruppe encountered KV sequence and T-34/76 tanks, some distance improved in firepower and armour safety to any Panzer in provider on the time. It used to be consequently determined to layout a brand new extra robust medium tank, that could be quick positioned into construction. This ebook information the outcome, the Medium conflict Tank, to be had for carrier in January 1943. Later types ensured that it grew to become the most feared tanks of WWII.

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