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Thorneycroft To Sa80

Thorneycroft To Sa80

Reference work for all those interested in the history of military firearms. It charts the British love affair with the 'flipped' bullpup rifle and machine gun - weapons with their firing mechanism positioned behind the trigger - from a faltering start in the Edwardian period, through the controversy of the NATO rifle trials, to the troubled history of the current SA80 family.

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Author : Jonathan Ferguson
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Release : 2020-11
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : 1733424628


Pistols Of The Warlords

Pistols Of The Warlords

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Author : Ian McCollum
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Release : 2021-12
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : 1733424636


Firearms An Illustrated History

Firearms An Illustrated History

This fascinating visual account of firearms shows everything from the earliest cannons to modern weapons of war. It also highlights how gun technology and military tactics developed in tandem over time. Centuries ago, the Chinese discovered that if they put gunpowder and a projectile into a metal tube and ignited it, they could fire the projectile with enormous force. The first guns were born. Firearms: An Illustrated History showcases over 300 firearms including pistols, revolvers, rifles, shotguns, machine-guns, and artillery, each with annotated close-up photographs and details of their origins, barrel, and caliber. It details the use of the firearms, not just in the military but for sport, hunting, and law enforcement. This comprehensive volume traces the history of firearms, highlighting "turning points" such as the rifle with its parallel spiraled groves that could impart a spin to bullets making them fly straighter. It also showcases iconic firearms such as the Walther PPK self-loading pistol popularised in James Bond films. With information on the great gunsmiths including Beretta and Kalashnikov and a detailed guide to how guns work, Firearms: An Illustrated History is an essential purchase for everyone interested in guns and military history.

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Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
Author : DK
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2014-03-17
Total Pages : 320 Pages
ISBN : 9780744034691


Human Factors Issues In Handgun Safety And Forensics

Human Factors Issues In Handgun Safety And Forensics

Written by two certified human factors/ergonomics professionals and a criminalist and firearms expert, all of whom have testified as expert witnesses, Human Factors in Handgun Safety and Forensics draws on their formidable collective knowledge and professional experience to present the first scientifically based volume in the field. This seminal work identifies numerous human factors in handgun design, training, and related human behavior in unintentional and inadvertent shooting incidents. The book provides an overview of handgun use in general but focuses on firearm handling in unintentional and inadvertent shootings. It describes the discipline of human factors and ergonomics and includes available statistics on shootings, examines their limitations, and reviews actual cases to determine human causes in unintentional and inadvertent shootings. It provides a history of firearms and details the components and mechanics of handguns and ammunition to reveal safety problems in current designs. It explains the fundamentals of shooting and how violation of those principles can result in unintentional or inadvertent shootings. The authors stress the importance of firearms safety training. They evaluate various safety training programs (including those from the National Rifle Association), investigate inconsistencies in basic safety rules, and make suggestions to improve safety training. The importance of instructor training is also emphasized. The book concludes with a summary and application of the previous topics to forensic and investigative settings and gives advice for human factors/ergonomics professionals as expert witnesses. The book comes with an accompanying DVD with hundreds of color photos to support the topics covered in the text.

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Genre : Technology & Engineering
Author : Hal W. Hendrick
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2007-11-26
Total Pages : 248 Pages
ISBN : 1420062972


Vickers Guide

Vickers Guide

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Author : Ian McCollum
Publisher :
Release : 2020-11
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : 0996503285


Chassepot To Famas

Chassepot To Famas

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Author : Ian McCollum
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Release : 2019-09
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : 1733424601


Standard Catalog Of Military Firearms

Standard Catalog Of Military Firearms

Your One-Volume Guide to Collectible Military Firearms! It's Standard Catalog of Military Firearms, 6th Edition! If you collect military firearms, your best insurance policy is to know what you're collecting and how much it's worth. There's no better source of this knowledge than the updated, revised 6th edition of Phillip Peterson's Standard Catalog of Military Firearms. From handguns to rifles to shotguns and fully-automatic machineguns and submachineguns, Standard Catalog of Military Firearms provides a remarkable complete guide to the world's military firearms and their accessories. It's all here: Detailed descriptions and values for the world's military firearms, from Argentina to Yugoslavia Descriptions and values for related accessories including clips, magazines, bayonets and holsters All-new entries for antique, pre-cartridge era military firearms And much more! Protect yourself! Don't pay too much for military firearms—or sell for too little! Know what your collection is worth with Standard Catalog of Military Firearms, 6th edition!

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Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
Author : Philip Peterson
Publisher : Gun Digest Books
Release : 2011-07-20
Total Pages : 528 Pages
ISBN : 1440214514


Dare Call It Treason

Dare Call It Treason

The Mutiny by the French Army Soldiers in 1917 in World War One

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Genre : History
Author : Richard M Watt
Publisher :
Release : 2018-12-15
Total Pages : 374 Pages
ISBN : 4871879321


The French Foreign Legion

The French Foreign Legion

The French Foreign Legion is an extraordinary and unique army, specifically created for foreign nationals wishing to serve in the French Armed Forces, but commanded by French officers. For nearly two centuries, adventure seekers or men on the run from all around the globe have found a home in the Foreign Legion and shed blood for France. In this book, author Douglas Boyd has been given unrivalled access to the Legion to tell its story from its inception in the 1830s, when it was primarily used to protect and expand the French colonial empire during the nineteenth century, but it has also fought in almost all French wars including the Franco-Prussian War and both World Wars. The Legion is today known as an elite military unit whose training focuses not only on traditional military skills, but also on its strong esprit de corps.

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Genre : History
Author : Douglas Boyd
Publisher : Ian Allen Pub
Release : 2010-01
Total Pages : 464 Pages
ISBN : 0711035008


Missile Design And Systems Engineering

Missile Design And Systems Engineering

Presents a comprehensive review of the missile design and systems engineering process. Suitable for aerospace engineering students and professors, this book offers them an understanding of missile design, missile technologies, launch platform integration, missile system measures of merit and the missile system development process.

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Genre : Technology & Engineering
Author : Eugene L. Fleeman
Publisher : Amer Inst of Aeronautics &
Release : 2012
Total Pages : 879 Pages
ISBN : 1600869084