The Encyclopedia of Weapons: From World War II to the Present Day

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Thunder Bay Press, 2006 - History - 448 pages
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Before James Bond made the Walther PPK a legend, it was used on the battlefields of WWII. Discover the legend and lore of all of the significant arms and artillery pieces since 1939 in this amazing illustrated "Encyclopedia of Weapons."
Arranged in chronological order from 1939 onward, this easy-to-use encyclopedia organizes weapons into sub-categories for quick navigation. Categories include pistols, rifles, machine guns, field guns, heavy artillery, anti-aircraft guns, and even multiple rocket launchers.
This weapon-by-weapon account includes a description of each weapon's development and service record, illustrations and photographs, and a box of detailed technical specifications with both metric and imperial measurements. Additionally, this volume contains more than 900 full-color artworks as well as color and black-and-white photographs, including historical images.

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
SubMachine Guns
27
Rifles
46
Machine Guns
60
AntiTank Weapons
84
WORLD WAR II ARTILLERY
103
Heavy Artillery
124
SelfPropelled Artillery
140
Modern Rifles
249
Sniping Rifles
285
21st Century Combat Weapons
303
Modern Mortars Infantry Support Weapons
335
Combat Shotguns
349
Modern Towed Artillery
371
Cold War SelfPropelled Artillery
390
Modern Multiple Rocket Launchers
417

Rocket Artillery
176
POSTWAR SMALL ARMS
191
Modern SubMachine Guns
213
GLOSSARY
441
Copyright

About the author (2006)

Chris Bishop is an established military historian who has written and contributed to numerous military publications over the last 25 years. He is
the author of German Campaigns of World War II, The Rise of Hitleršs Third
Reich, SS: Hitleršs Foreign Divisions, The Essential Tank Identification Guide: Wehrmacht Panzer Divisions, 1939-45, The Essential Aircraft
Identification Guide: Luftwaffe Squadrons, 1939-45 and The Essential
Submarine Identification Guide: Kriegsmarine U-Boats, 1939-45.

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