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Greek and Roman Siege Machinery 399 BC-AD 363 by Duncan B Campbell

By Duncan B Campbell

Siege equipment first seemed within the West in the course of the Carthaginian invasion of Sicily within the late-5th century BC, within the kind of siege towers and battering rams. After a 50-year hiatus those guns of conflict re-appeared within the Macedonian armies of Philip II and Alexander the good, a interval that observed the peak in their improvement within the historic international. The event of battle with either the Carthaginians in the course of the later-3rd century BC, and Philip V of Macedon through the early-2nd century BC, eventually triggered the creation of the siege tower and the battering ram to the Roman arsenal. This identify lines the advance and use of those guns around the complete of this era.

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The Counter-Insurgency Manual by Leroy Thompson

By Leroy Thompson

World-renowned professional within the fields of counter-terrorism, hostage rescue, and VIP safeguard, Leroy Thompson has now produced the main updated advisor to counter-insurgency. His event either within the box and in education exhibit the most recent equipment and applied sciences on hand, and this totally illustrated publication finds some of the secrets and techniques of his exchange. Counter-insurgency is speedy changing into probably the most very important points of police and armed forces paintings around the globe, with forces usually deployed at brief discover to struggle opposed to an ill-defined enemy. With this in brain, Leroy Thompson describes the innovations most sensible hired in a number of events, all illustrated with images and defined with examples in their use. He stresses that the first crisis in each state of affairs should be a Hearts and Minds variety operation comprising an try and in attaining ambitions with no using force-it is just in the end such chances have failed that using strength could be thought of, after which purely by means of hugely expert distinctive forces operatives. The very political nature of counter-insurgency operations implies that operatives are frequently operating lower than tremendous stressful and mild situations. The operations are usually tremendous violent and short-lived, yet Thompson emphasizes that they need to join a much broader political, social, or fiscal aim and resolution for fulfillment to be accomplished. This e-book has better importance for someone with an curiosity in international protection.

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Tanks: An Illustrated History of Their Impact by Spencer C. Tucker

By Spencer C. Tucker

Tanks: An Illustrated heritage in their influence КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Издательство: ABC-CLIOСерия: guns and WarfareАвтор(ы): Spencer TuckerЯзык: EnglishГод издания: 2004Количество страниц: 397ISBN: 1-57607-996-1Формат: pdf (e-book)Размер: 8.64 mb quick Ifolder eighty five 1 2 three four five

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

By George Bradford

In response to meticulous examine of exact autos, respectable images, manufacturing unit necessities, and, every so often, the unique layout plans, George Bradfords drawings of worldwide warfare II armored battling cars are rendered with nice precision and in detailed scale supplying army lovers and modelers a vital reference on those metal chariots of conflict. This quantity covers British autos equivalent to the Cruiser, Matilda, Crusader, Churchill, Cromwell, and the Valentine.

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Sturmgeschutz Iii & Iv 1942-1945 by Tom Jentz, Hilary Doyle, Peter Sarson, Mike Fuller

By Tom Jentz, Hilary Doyle, Peter Sarson, Mike Fuller

Because the moment global conflict dragged on, heavy German losses in armoured cars and tanks ensured that attack gun devices needed to play an more and more very important position in aiding the beleaguered infantry and countering Allied armour, really at the japanese entrance. The Sturmgeschütz used to be probably the most numerously produced and successfully deployed of the German armoured automobiles. This publication finds how the Sturmgeschütz supplied the spine of Germany's armoured forces in each theatre and on each entrance through the lengthy fighting-retreat of the ultimate years of the warfare.

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Submachine Gun : Home Workshop Guns for Defense and by Bill Holmes

By Bill Holmes

Now the common individual can simply make a submachine gun with minimum instruments, apparatus and fabric. This nontechnical ebook walks you thru development the receiver, breech block, barrel, set off meeting, inventory, pistol grip, points of interest and journal, in addition to warmth treating and completing. needs to examining for an individual who's fascinated by our more and more restrictive executive. for tutorial learn in basic terms.

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Russian Submachine Guns by F. W. A. Hobart

By F. W. A. Hobart

;Russian Submachine weapons [Small fingers Profile 12] КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Автор:F. W. A. Hobart Название: Russian Submachine weapons [Small palms Profile 12] Издательство:Profile courses Ltd Год: 1972 Формат: pdf,rar+3% Размер: 2.7MB Язык: английскийСтраниц: 22*2.com zero

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General Washington's army by Marko Zlatich, Martin Windrow, Peter Copeland

By Marko Zlatich, Martin Windrow, Peter Copeland

Through the interval 1775-78 of the yank progressive conflict, common Washington commanded 3 separate armies: the hot England military of 1775; the one-year military of the United Colonies, renamed military of the U.S. in July 1776; and the forces verified by means of the Continental Congress to serve for 3 years from January 1777, or for the length. during this, the 1st of 2 reviews by way of Marko Zlatich (Men-at palms 290 keeps the remedy, overlaying the interval from 1779-83), the structures utilized by kingdom and Continental specialists to acquire garments fabrics, the amounts they acquired and the necessities of the uniforms themselves are all tested intimately.

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Crusader tank by David Fletcher, Peter Sarson

By David Fletcher, Peter Sarson

The Covenanter (which by no means observed energetic carrier) and Crusader Cruiser tanks have been constructed among 1939 and 1940. The Crusader first observed motion within the North African wilderness in June 1941: its velocity and smooth layout made it a difficult aim to hit, and the tank was once well-respected via the Afrikakorps for its pace in strive against. yet its moved quickly improvement ahead of global battle II additionally made it vulnerable to mechanical failure. This booklet examines the Covenanter and the various variations of the Crusader tank, detailing the designs, advancements and disappointments of those notorious international conflict II tanks.

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Anglo-Saxon Thegn 449 - 1066 Ad by Mark Harrison

By Mark Harrison

The cave in of Roman rule in Britain used to be no longer a lot a surprising disaster as a protracted and drawn-out decline. The 'Celtic' Britons retreated progressively to the highland components of Wales, Cornwall and the south-west of Scotland. regulate of the fertile jap lowlands was once misplaced to warriors of Germanic starting place who migrated from the Continent. those Germanic conquerors became recognized to historical past because the 'Anglo-Saxons'. They have been to dominate the lowland sector of england until eventually their ultimate defeat at Hastings in 1066. This identify provides an perception into the typical existence, apparatus, costume, conflict strategies and lifestyles on crusade of the common Anglo-Saxon warrior of this era – the thegn.

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