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The Book Of Gun Trivia

Author : Gordon L. Rottman
ISBN : 9781782006206
Genre : History
File Size : 61.51 MB
Format : PDF
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Offering a step by step guide through interesting gun facts and statistics, Gordon Rottman presents The Book of Gun Trivia. Covering a range of subjects, such as weapons designations, where rifles get their names from, the longest serving rifles and everything in between, this book brings together everything you ever needed to know about guns and ammunition and much more besides. Alongside the key facts and figures, Gordon Rottman also breaks apart popular myths and misconceptions about both weapons and ammunition, putting his years of military service to good use.
Category: History

Small Arms Visual Encyclopedia

Author : Martin J. Dougherty
ISBN : 1907446982
Genre : Firearms
File Size : 30.12 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
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From the very first handguns of the fifteenth century to modern machine guns and rifles, Small Arms Visual Encyclopedia is a highly illustrated volume that examines all the significant small arms of the world, featuring more than 1000 of the world's handguns, assault rifles, shotguns, machine guns, and other more esoteric weapons. All the famous weapons of each type are featured, such as the M-16, Colt .44 Magnum and MG42. Each featured small arm is illustrated with an excellent full-color artwork, showing the weapon in great detail with full specifications tables that list country of origin, weights, dimensions and calibre (with all weights and measures provided in both metric and imperial). With more than 800 outstanding color artworks, Small Arms Visual Encyclopedia is a comprehensive and accessible reference work that will appeal to anyone with an interest in small arms.
Category: Firearms

Military History

Author : DK
ISBN : 9781465411587
Genre : History
File Size : 81.58 MB
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Ever since Egyptian war chariots swept across the plains of Megiddo during the first recorded battle in history, the race for superior technology has always played a crucial role in determining an army's chances of victory or defeat. Building on the success of DK's previous military history titles, Military History is the definitive guide to the evolution of battlefield technology. From the siege towers and catapults employed by ancient invaders to the unmanned drones and stealth bombers used by today's modern armed forces, Military History explores in detail the weapons, armor, vehicles, and other hardware that have made the difference in the heat of battle time and again. Military History is organized chronologically and divided into seven chapters, each covering a specific period characterized by a key military technology. The bulk of the book consists of catalogs of weapons, armor, and equipment, organized by era and type. It also includes features on iconic weapons, famous battles, and narrative overviews that chronicle the impact of changes in military technology.
Category: History

The Illustrated World Encyclopedia Of Guns

Author : Will Fowler
ISBN : 0754831760
Genre :
File Size : 51.5 MB
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This encyclopedia is both a reference work and visual display, explaining the development of arms and showing the individual specifications of modern weapons. Grouped according to country of origin, each gun's features are listed, as are the military, political and technological context in which each gun was developed.
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Bootleg The Rise And Fall Of The Secret Recording Industry

Author : Clinton Heylin
ISBN : 9780857122179
Genre : Music
File Size : 41.34 MB
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An absorbing account of the record industry's worst nightmare. In the summer of 1969, Great White Wonder, a collection of unreleased Bob Dylan recordings appeared in Los Angeles. It was the first rock bootleg and it spawned an entire industry dedicated to making unofficial recordings available to true fans. Bootleg! tells the whole fascinating saga, from its underground infancy through the CD 'protection gap' era, when its legal status threatened the major labels' monopoly, to the explosion of trading via Napster and Gnutella on MP-3 files. Clinton Heylin provides a highly readable account of the busts, the defeats and victories in court; the personalities – many interviewed for the first time for this book. This classic history has now been updated and revised to include today's digital era and the emergence of a whole new bootleg culture.
Category: Music

An Illustrated Encyclopedia Of Uniforms Of World War Ii

Author : Jonathan North
ISBN : 075482988X
Genre : History
File Size : 29.38 MB
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This unique illustrated book charts the development in military uniform in relation to a shifting world, in an incredible visual directory with expert analysis and commentary.
Category: History

Postwar Air Weapons

Author : Thomas Newdick
ISBN : 1907446591
Genre : History
File Size : 62.70 MB
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The Essential Weapon Identification Guide: Postwar Air Weapons is a highly illustrated guide to the air-launched weapons used by the world's armed forces since World War II, outlining their capabilities, deployment, and use in combat. This compact volume includes every major weapon currently employed by the world's air forces today, from the 250-pound (113-kg) Small Diameter Bomb employed by US forces in Afghanistan, to the Russian/Indian Brahmos cruise missile currently being tested.Also featured are major types in use since World War II, including the US Tomahawk cruise missile and the Soviet-era AA-6 Acrid air-to-air missile. Organized by type of weapon and within this by country of origin, the book offers a comprehensive survey of air-launched weaponry in the modern era, including examples produced by the US, Russia, China, Sweden, the UK and France. Individual sections detail the weapons used by forces fighting in current and recent conflicts including Iraq, Afghanistan, Chechnya and Georgia. All the key air-to-air and air-to-ground weapons are featured, including variations of the AIM-9 Sidewinder, the various types of JDAM employed by US forces, and a wide range of Russian guided missiles and bombs.Also featured are the various ECM, targeting and navigation pods which form a key part of modern air warfare. Packed with more than 200 full-color artworks and photographs with exhaustive specifications, The Essential Weapon Identification Guide: Modern Air-Launched Weapons is a key reference guide for military modelers and aviation enthusiasts.
Category: History

Firearms The Illustrated History

Author : Dorling Kindersley
ISBN : 1409347974
Genre : Ammunition
File Size : 84.96 MB
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A guide to the history of firearms and guns. It charts the evolution and history of the gun, from the pistol, flintlock musket and rifle to the shotgun, machine gun and revolver.
Category: Ammunition

Gunsmithing Pistols Revolvers

Author : Patrick Sweeney
ISBN : 9781440242960
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 20.22 MB
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Everything you need to know about repair, maintenance and customization is in this book, with projects for the beginner and advanced enthusiast. Working on your own guns can be both fun and economical, and in this all-new 4th edition of Gunsmithing Pistols & Revolvers, certified master gunsmith and best-selling gun writer Patrick Sweeney shows you how to avoid costly repairs and improve your handgun's performance. Hundreds of photographs give step-by-step instructions on how to perform basic maintenance and repairs on a variety of popular pistols and revolvers. Completely revised and updated new chapters cover the S&W M&P, Ruger SR9/40/45 and CZ-75.
Category: Sports & Recreation