The British Army Handbook: The Definitive Guide by the MoDHardback
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- Publisher: Brassey's (UK) Ltd
- Format: Hardback | 200 pages
- Dimensions: 150mm x 210mm x 19mm | 788g
- Publication date: 31 December 2015
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 1857533933
- ISBN 13: 9781857533934
- Illustrations note: Ill.150col.ill.
Following the attractive format and structure of its successful sister volumes "The Royal Navy Handbook" (Conway, 2003) and "The Royal Air Force Handbook" (Putnam, 2004), The British Army Handbook will be the premier resource for the layperson with an interest in the UK's ground forces. Widely acknowledged as one of the best-trained and effective fighting and peacekeeping forces in the world, the British Army forms an important component of the UK's defence forces and is instrumental around the globe in many different roles. This lavishly-illustrated handbook, compiled by the Ministry of Defence, details the many force structures both front-line and support, regiments, specialist forces including the SAS and the Parachute Regiment, current equipment and future projects including armoured vehicles - tanks, personnel carriers, recovery vehicles, light transport and special types - artillery and anti-aircraft batteries, The Army Air Corps' airborne transport and weaponry including Longbow Apache, infantry weapons and kit, communications systems, the Territorials and other reserves, and army careers information - all in an unbeatable, easy-to use yet totally comprehensive format. This is the complete work of reference for enthusiasts and professionals alike. Every component of the Army, and weapon system, is included with a brief background, exhaustive specifications and a colour illustration. The guide also includes details of the future procurement plans of the Army, and includes colour photographs of Army operations in the recent conflicts in Iraq and elsewhere.
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The handbook is compiled by the UK Ministry of Defence with a foreword and introduction by the Chief of the General Staff and the Secretary of State for Defence.