By Gordon L. Rottman
Osprey’s new Weapon sequence presents a highly-detailed but cheap evaluation of the advance, use, and influence of small palms all through history—from the sword to the desktop gun. during this quantity, Gordon Rottman examines this heritage of the longest serving weapon within the U.S. military’s small palms stock. completely researched and illustrated with infrequent images and unique art by means of Johnny Shumate, the publication takes readers from the origins of the “fifty” at the battlefields of WWI to its use within the warfare on terror this day. Rottman presents lists of the corporations that synthetic the Browning and analyzes the editions that experience arisen through the years because it first entered provider in 1933. He additionally offers descriptions and pictures of the way it used to be used on plane, ships, riverboats, tanks, Humvees, and by way of floor forces. A cutaway representation from Alan Gilliland information the elements of the weapon and a last bankruptcy dispels myths informed approximately it.