Browning .50-caliber Machine Guns by Gordon L. Rottman

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.

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T-80 standard tank: the Soviet army's last armored champion by Steven J. Zaloga, Tony Bryan

By Steven J. Zaloga, Tony Bryan

The Soviet T-80 average Tank was once the final tank fielded sooner than the Soviet cave in, and the main arguable. just like the US M1 Abrams tank, the T-80 used a turbine energy plant instead of a traditional diesel. even though the layout used to be blessed with one of the most refined armament, hearth controls, and multi-layer armor ever fielded on a Soviet tank, its energy plant remained a resource of substantial difficulty via its profession. It observed little or no carrier within the Chechen conflict, even though T-80 tanks have been utilized in a few of the local conflicts within the former Soviet Union within the Nineteen Nineties.

Although the cave in of the Soviet Union might sound the top of the tale, the T-80 lived on in Ukraine the place considered one of its tank vegetation used to be dependent. A diesel powered model of the T-80 was once constructed, the T-84, which was once effectively exported, together with an immense sale to Pakistan to counterbalance the Indian Army's Russian T-90 tanks. Steven J Zaloga charts the little-known historical past of the T-80, masking the preliminary development, in the course of the improvement to the next variations, the T-84 and Russia's enigmatic "Black Eagle Tank." Accompanying targeted cut-away paintings illustrates the bizarre layout gains that made the T-80 so controversial.

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The Persian Army 560-330 BC by Nicholas Sekunda, Simon Chew

By Nicholas Sekunda, Simon Chew

The Persian Empire grew within the vacuum left via Assyria's destruction of the dominion of Elam (648 BC). Prince Teispes captured Anshan, as soon as a stonghold of the Elamites. His father, Achaemenes is the individual that is seemingly accountable for education and setting up the early Persian military and it truly is his identify that's the starting of the royal line of Achaemenian Kings. it's a dynasty together with Darius the nice – the best ruler of the Achaemenid period. the military he commanded incorporated the notorious 'Immortals', who shaped the elite of the Persian military, their numbers constantly saved to precisely 10,000 males.

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Russian Armored Fighting Vehicles (World War II AFV Plans) by George Bradford

By George Bradford

This 3rd quantity during this sequence of books on scale draw¬ings of armored battling automobiles of global battle II is dedicated to Russian army automobiles which seemed previous to and through international battle II. a lot of those cars have been both in use or in improvement good sooner than battle broke out, and are proven the following approximately in chronological order of visual appeal at the scene. even though, there has been a lot overlap in motor vehicle construction, and this makes it a bit tricky to set up a chain that is absolutely ideal.

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Electrical Energy Generation in Europe: The Current and by Jorge Morales Pedraza

By Jorge Morales Pedraza

Maximizing reader insights into the present use of traditional strength assets (such as fossil fuels) within the iteration of electrical energy within the ecu quarter, this ebook addresses numerous key concerns together with: strength methods ecu international locations may well extend their strength zone within the coming years; the influence at the weather, the extent of strength reserves, diversified potency measures which may be followed to minimize the intake of fossil fuels within the iteration of electrical energy, and present and destiny power construction and intake traits, among different topics.

Covering either how using fossil fuels for the new release of electrical energy may be lowered, and the way to extend the present point of participation of these strength resources with a minimal damaging effect at the atmosphere within the strength stability of different eu international locations, this publication describes the most monetary facets relating to using traditional power resources for electrical energy iteration and gives details on attainable nearby strength integration mechanisms and their capability impression at the new release of electrical energy.

‘Electrical strength new release in Europe’ is designed as a great tool for presidency officers, power specialists, and the non-public and public strength undefined, between others, in the course of the education of destiny power plans and within the id of the prospective position that the differing kinds of traditional strength assets on hand within the quarter might play within the creation of electrical energy in the course of the coming a long time. The e-book can be appropriate to be used as educating fabric in pre-graduated and post-graduate experiences at the use of other sorts of traditional power resources for electrical energy creation inside various ecu countries.

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Of Arms and Men: A History of War, Weapons, and Aggression by Robert L. O'Connell

By Robert L. O'Connell

As Robert L. OConnell unearths during this vividly written background of guns in Western tradition, that first try out at an fingers regulate degree characterizes the advanced and infrequently paradoxical dating among males and palms during the centuries. In a sweeping narrative that levels from prehistoric occasions to the nuclear age, OConnell demonstrates how social and monetary stipulations confirm the categories of guns and the strategies utilized in war and the way, in flip, ideas in guns know-how frequently undercut social values. He describes, for example, how the discovery of the gun required a redefinition of braveness from competitive ferocity to calmness below hearth and the way the computer gun in global battle I so overthrew conventional notions of wrestle that Lord Kitchener exclaimed, «This isnt war!» The expertise unleashed in the course of the nice conflict noticeably altered our perceptions of ourselves, as those new guns made human traits virtually inappropriate in strive against. With the discovery of the atomic bomb, humanity itself grew to become subservient to the guns it had produced.
Of fingers and males brilliantly integrates the evolution of politics, guns, process, and strategies right into a coherent narrative, one spiced with outstanding images of fellows in wrestle and penetrating insights into why males visit conflict.

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The Gulf Tanker War: Iran and Iraq’s Maritime Swordplay by Nadia El-Sayed El-Shazly

By Nadia El-Sayed El-Shazly

In this booklet, El-Shazly has produced a definitive chronicle of a far ignored, yet major, element of the 8 year-long Iran-Iraq battle, the so-called Tanker conflict. The booklet explains the cause of the Tanker warfare, analyzes Iraqi and Iranian reasons and techniques, and surveys the neighborhood and overseas responses that this part of the conflict generated. Drawing on a wealth of fundamental info, interviews with naval specialists and different proper actors, in addition to a mass army and foreign security-related literature, the writer weaves a powerful framework for figuring out the Tanker conflict and likewise for drawing the teachings which has to be realized from this episode if the sort of approach to war isn't to be repeated.

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The Encyclopedia of U-Boats From 1904 to the Present by Eberhard Moller, Werner Brack

By Eberhard Moller, Werner Brack

On the eve of worldwide warfare I, the paintings of submarine battle used to be slightly a dozen years outdated; no kingdom had submarine-qualified officials serving on the senior employees point and no kingdom had constructed any process for detecting submarines, or attacking them if came across. historical prejudice opposed to submarines remained: they didn't "fit" within the vintage, balanced constitution of a army - the place battleships have been king. in spite of the fact that, via the tip of WWI they'd replaced the face of naval war eternally. this glorious and finished reference ebook, translated for the 1st time in English, lines the awesome heritage of the German U-Boat, meticulously recording the entire various submarine sessions and kinds built from the U-1, introduced in 1906, throughout the hugely profitable 30's sequence, to the Wolf pack of WWII and past. kind sheets supply details at the improvement, provider checklist, diversity, group energy and placement for every access. unique chapters also are dedicated to the main winning and colourful German U-Boat commanders together with Karl Donitz, Otto Kretschmer and Gunther Prien, and the boats of WWI conflict and submarine shelters that may be visited in museums today.

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