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  • Weapons of the Viking Warrior

    Weapons of the Viking Warrior
    av Gareth Williams

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472818355

    Between the late 8th and late 11th century Viking warriors had a massive impact not just in northern Europe, but across a huge arc from the western Mediterranean round through northern Europe and the Baltic to the Middle East and Central Asia. Their…

  • The Spatha

    The Spatha
    av M.C. Bishop

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472832399

    Adopted from the Celts in the 1st century BC, the spatha, a lethal and formidable chopping blade, became the primary sword of the Roman soldier in the Later Empire. Over the following centuries, the blade, its scabbard, and its system of carriage un…

  • The Bren Gun

    The Bren Gun
    av Neil Grant

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781782000822

    Adopted in 1938 and remaining in British service until 1991, the popular and reliable Bren was an iconic light machine gun, and arguably the most recognizable Commonwealth weapon of World War ll. Gas-operated and magazine-fed, it was based on a Czec…

  • The Gladius

    The Gladius
    av M.C. Bishop

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472815859

    One of the most feared weapons in the ancient world, the gladius was lethal both on the battlefield and in the arena. Literary sources tell of the terror it inspired, while archaeological evidence of wounds inflicted is testament to its deadly effec…

  • The ?Broomhandle? Mauser

    The ?Broomhandle? Mauser
    av Jonathan Ferguson

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472816153

    At a time when most handguns were limited to six rounds, the ten-shot Mauser caught the attention of the world for its unprecedented firepower and formidable high-velocity 7.63×25mm cartridge. This saw its ultimate expression in the first-ever selec…

  • The Composite Bow

    The Composite Bow
    av Mike Loades

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472805911

    An ancient design, emerging from Central Asia in the second millennium BC, the composite bow was adopted by a staggering variety of cultures, from nomadic tribal peoples such as the Huns, Turks and Mongols, to mighty empires such as the Romans, Byza…

  • The Suomi Submachine Gun

    The Suomi Submachine Gun
    av Leroy Thompson

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472819642

    Entering service in 1931, the 9x19mm Suomi KP/-31 submachine gun saw extensive combat with Finnish troops during their fight against Soviet forces in 1939–44. It was also manufactured under licence in Switzerland, Denmark and Sweden, and remai…

  • Weapons of the Samurai

    Weapons of the Samurai
    av Stephen Turnbull

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472844040

    This fully illustrated new book describes and analyses the weapons and equipment traditionally associated with the samurai, Japan’s superlative warriors. It examines the range of weapons used by them at different times and in different situati…

  • US Combat Shotguns

    US Combat Shotguns
    av Leroy Thompson

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780960142

    When a soldier must face multiple opponents at close quarters, few weapons can match the effectiveness of the shotgun. From World War I to the War on Terror, the shotgun has been a devastating weapon in the hands of US troops. For urban combat, pris…

  • Weapons of the US Special Operations Command

    Weapons of the US Special Operations Command
    av Chris McNab

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472833099

    The units and formations of the US Special Operations Command (SOCOM) have privileged access to the finest weaponry in the world’s arsenal. Whether Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marines, the SOCOM troops select weapons that match their mission req…

  • The Luger

    The Luger
    av Neil Grant

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472819734

    Patented in 1898 and produced from 1900, Georg Luger’s iconic semi-automatic pistol became synonymous with Germany’s armed forces throughout both world wars. Initially chambered for the 7.65×21mm round, from 1902 the Luger was designed f…

  • The Browning High-Power Pistol

    The Browning High-Power Pistol
    av Leroy Thompson

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472838094

    Making its debut in 1935, the Browning High-Power was the world’s most widely used military pistol for much of the 20th century. Military and law-enforcement agencies in more than 90 countries have issued the High-Power and it has seen combat…

  • Winchester Lever-Action Rifles

    Winchester Lever-Action Rifles
    av Martin Pegler

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472806574

    Winchester lever-action repeating rifles are an integral part of the folklore of the American West. Introduced after the American Civil War, the first Winchester, the M1866, would go on to see military service as far afield as Bulgaria, but it was i…

  • MG 34 and MG 42 Machine Guns

    MG 34 and MG 42 Machine Guns
    av Chris McNab

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780960081

    With the MG 34, the German Wehrmacht introduced an entirely new concept in automatic firepower – the general-purpose machine gun (GPMG). In itself the MG 34 was an excellent weapon: an air-cooled, recoil-operated machine gun that could deliver…

  • Soviet Submachine Guns of World War II

    Soviet Submachine Guns of World War II
    av Chris McNab

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781782007944

    The submachine gun (SMG) came to be the embodiment of the Soviet fighting spirit during World War II. From 1943 the Red Army’s preference for close-quarters combat resulted in entire infantry units being equipped with nothing but SMGs. By depl…

  • The Bazooka

    The Bazooka
    av Gordon L. Rottman

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781849088015

    Most belligerents entering World War II armed their infantry with bulky and ineffectual anti-tank rifles as their primary means of combating tanks. US planners realized that what infantrymen needed was a relatively lightweight, man-portable anti-tan…

  • The Anti-Tank Rifle

    The Anti-Tank Rifle
    av Steven J. Zaloga

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472817228

    The emergence of the tank in World War I led to the development of the first infantry weapons to defend against tanks. Anti-tank rifles became commonplace in the inter-war years and in the early campaigns of World War II in Poland and the Battle of…

  • Browning .50 Caliber Machine Guns

    Browning .50 Caliber Machine Guns
    av Gordon L. Rottman

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781849083300

    The Browning 50-cal has become the longest serving weapon in the US inventory. The fifty has been employed in every imaginable role for a machine gun. It is considered such an effective and reliable weapon that few countries ever attempted to develo…

  • Colt Single-Action Revolvers

    Colt Single-Action Revolvers
    av Martin Pegler

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472810984

    In 1836, Samuel Colt changed the face of warfare with the production of the first of a series of iconic and influential single-action revolvers, including the .44-calibre Colt Walker and the seminal .45-calibre Colt Single Action Army, which remains…

  • The Sterling Submachine Gun

    The Sterling Submachine Gun
    av Matthew Moss

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472828088

    Designed by a motorcycle racer turned small-arms engineer, George Patchett, the submachine gun that eventually became known as the Sterling was developed during World War II. Some suggest it first saw action during Operation Infatuate with No. 4 Com…

  • The M4 Carbine

    The M4 Carbine
    av Chris McNab

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472842275

    The M4 carbine has become one of the defining military firearms of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Developed as a fusion of the XM177E2 Colt Commando and the M16A2 assault rifle, the M4 offered a more convenient battlefield firearm than the…

  • Panzerfaust and Panzerschreck

    Panzerfaust and Panzerschreck
    av Gordon L. Rottman

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781782007883

    Two of World War II’s most distinctive weapons, the Panzerfaust and Panzerschreck offered German and other infantrymen the ability to destroy enemy tanks singlehandedly at close ranges. While the Panzerschreck owed its origins largely to the U…

  • US Grenade Launchers

    US Grenade Launchers
    av Gordon L. Rottman

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472819529

    In an effort to provide the US infantryman with more firepower to cover the range gap between the hand grenade and the light mortar, the 40mm M79 grenade launcher – a shoulder-fired, single-shot weapon – entered service with US forces in…

  • The Uzi Submachine Gun

    The Uzi Submachine Gun
    av Chris McNab

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781849085434

    The Uzi submachine gun is one of the most recognizable weapons in history. Its familiarity stems in part from the sheer diversity of its users. Uzis have been seen being wielded and fired by US Secret Service agents and SWAT teams, Israeli soldiers,…

  • Weapons of the Civil War Cavalryman

    Weapons of the Civil War Cavalryman
    av John Walter

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472842237

    During the American Civil War, the mounted soldiers fighting on both sides of the conflict carried a wide array of weapons, from sabers and lances to carbines, revolvers, and other firearms. Though some sections of the cavalry placed their trust in…

  • The Hand Grenade

    The Hand Grenade
    av Gordon L. Rottman

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472807342

    Allowing the user to inflict damage on his opponent within throwing range without leaving cover, the portable, lethally efficient hand grenade is a ubiquitous weapon of modern warfare, and has now found its way into law-enforcement arsenals too. Fea…

  • The Bayonet

    The Bayonet
    av Bill Harriman

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472845368

    Although muskets delivered devastating projectiles at comparatively long ranges, their slow rate of fire left the soldier very vulnerable while reloading, and early muskets were useless for close-quarter fighting. Consequently, European infantry reg…

  • The Webley Service Revolver

    The Webley Service Revolver
    av Robert Maze

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781849088039

    The Webley .455in service revolver is among the most powerful top-break revolvers ever produced. First adopted in 1887, in various marques it was the standard-issue service pistol for British and Commonwealth armed forces for nearly fifty years; lat…

  • Mauser Military Rifles

    Mauser Military Rifles
    av Neil Grant

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472805942

    This volume offers an insight into the iconic Mauser family of German bolt-action rifles. Drawing on first-hand accounts of the weapons in combat and primary sources regarding their mechanical performance, this fully illustrated study charts the Mau…

  • The "Trapdoor" Springfield

    The "Trapdoor" Springfield
    av John Langellier

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472819703

    Intended to replace the proliferation of different small arms fielded by US forces during the American Civil War, the “Trapdoor Springfield” was designed in 1865–66 by Erskine S. Allin. Using metallic cartridges, it could be loaded…

  • The Barrett Rifle

    The Barrett Rifle
    av Chris McNab

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472811011

    The Barrett M82A1 and its derivatives are among the most successful sniping rifles ever manufactured. Now entering its fourth decade of service, the short-recoil, semi-automatic system is capable of firing a devastating .50-caliber round with lethal…

  • The Lee-Enfield Rifle

    The Lee-Enfield Rifle
    av Martin Pegler

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781849087889

    The Lee-Enfield is one of the 20th century's most recognisable and longest-serving military rifles. It was adopted by the British Army in 1895 and only replaced by the L1A1 SLR in 1957. It saw combat from the Boer War onwards, and thousands are stil…

  • The FN MAG Machine Gun

    The FN MAG Machine Gun
    av Chris McNab

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472819673

    For six decades, the 7.62mm FN MAG has been a dominant general-purpose machine gun (GPMG) in worldwide arsenals. Three qualities have guaranteed this enduring status – reliability, ease of operation, and firepower. Several nations have license…

  • The G3 Battle Rifle

    The G3 Battle Rifle
    av Leroy Thompson

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472828620

    During the Cold War, the G3 was one of the world’s pre-eminent battle rifles. Developed in France and Spain after 1945, the rifle was produced by the German arms manufacturer Heckler & Koch. Adopted by more than 40 countries and produced on li…

  • The Martini-Henry Rifle

    The Martini-Henry Rifle
    av Dr Stephen Manning

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780965062

    The breech-loading, single-shot .458in Martini-Henry rifle has become a symbol of both the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879 and the numerous battles in Egypt and the Sudan in 1884–85, but continued to be used by both British and colonial troops well int…

  • The Flamethrower

    The Flamethrower
    av Chris McNab

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472809025

    The focus of this book is a weapon that has literally placed the power of fire in human hands – the man-portable flamethrower. This formidable weapon first saw battlefield use in the hands of German troops during World War I, and went on to ar…

  • The M1903 Springfield Rifle

    The M1903 Springfield Rifle
    av Leroy Thompson

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780960111

    Developed to replace the Model 1892 Krag-Jørgensen rifle, the Model 1903 Springfield was a five-shot bolt-action rifle that introduced the .30-06 cartridge – the standard US round until the introduction of the 7.62mm NATO cartridge – and…

  • The Colt 1911 Pistol

    The Colt 1911 Pistol
    av Leroy Thompson

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781849084338

    First used in combat during the Punitive Expedition into Mexico and then extensively during the world wars, the Colt Government Model (1911) pistol remained the standard issue handgun in the US armed forces for nearly 80 years and has continued in s…

  • The Flintlock Musket

    The Flintlock Musket
    av Stuart Reid

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472810953

    The flintlock or firelock musket is one of the most iconic weapons in history: used on the battlefields of the English Civil War, it was then carried by both sides at Blenheim, Bunker Hill, Waterloo and the Alamo, and dominated warfare for more than…

  • SA80 Assault Rifles

    SA80 Assault Rifles
    av Neil Grant

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472811042

    Now the standard weapon for British soldiers across the globe, the SA80's early years were surrounded in controversy after a series of dismal performances. It was prone to jamming in desert conditions, had several flimsy parts that would often break…

  • The M1 Garand

    The M1 Garand
    av Leroy Thompson

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781849086219

    The M1 Garand gave the US infantryman a marked edge during World War II. It shot faster and further than enemy infantry rifles and hit harder. No less an authority on killing the enemy than General George S. Patton called the Garand, “The grea…

  • The Medieval Longsword

    The Medieval Longsword
    av Neil Grant

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472806000

    The formidable European longsword – featuring a double-edged straight blade in excess of 40in, and capable of being used with one or both hands – remains one of the most impressive and distinctive edged weapons of the late medieval era.…

  • The Browning Automatic Rifle

    The Browning Automatic Rifle
    av Robert R. Hodges

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781849087612

    For nearly fifty years the hard-hitting, mobile Browning Automatic Rifle, or BAR, served in US infantry units as a light squad automatic “base of fire” weapon, providing quick bursts of concentrated fire. Designed in World War One, it di…

  • The M3 "Grease Gun"

    The M3 "Grease Gun"
    av Leroy Thompson

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472811073

    Influenced by the German MP 40 and the British Sten, the .45-caliber M3 “Grease Gun” served as the primary US submachine gun for almost a half-century. Designed to replace the expensive Thompson SMG, the M3 was issued to airborne troops…

  • The FN FAL Battle Rifle

    The FN FAL Battle Rifle
    av Bob Cashner

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780969039

    Of all the infantry small arms developed during World War II, one that generated the most interest was the German ‘assault rifle’, the StG 44 Sturmgewehr. This innovative weapon inspired the Soviet AK-47 in 7.62x39mm calibre. In the West…

  • The Sten Gun

    The Sten Gun
    av Leroy Thompson

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781849087599

    The Sten submachine gun – officially the 'Carbine, Machine, Sten' – was developed to fulfill the pressing British need for large quantities of cheaply produced weapons after Dunkirk, when German invasion was a very real possibility. Over…

  • Sniping Rifles in World War I

    Sniping Rifles in World War I

    Häftad - 2022 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472850768

  • The Crossbow

    The Crossbow
    av Mike Loades

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472824608

    Technologically sophisticated and powerful, the crossbow has long enjoyed a popular reputation for villainous superiority because it could be used with little training as a weapon of assassination. The study of bow designs, trigger mechanisms and sp…

  • Sniping Rifles on the Eastern Front 1939?45

    Sniping Rifles on the Eastern Front 1939?45
    av Martin Pegler

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472825896

    The Soviet Union had developed a significant sniping force by 1939, but the extraordinary skill and cunning displayed by Finnish snipers during the Winter War forced the Soviets to innovate. On the other side, German sniping suffered from a lack of…

  • The Mosin-Nagant Rifle

    The Mosin-Nagant Rifle
    av Bill Harriman

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472814159

    The Mosin-Nagant is the world's longest-surviving and most widely distributed military rifle, having armed the forces of Russia and many other countries for more than five decades. It has seen action from World War I to the present day, but is most…