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Combat Techniques : The Skills, the Weaponry and the Tactics of the Modern Combat Soldier

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Combat Techniques is a comprehensive reference work on tactical procedures for infantry today. Illustrated with action photographs and detailed artworks, it provides a thorough insight into how the soldiers of today's armies would fight in any combat scenario they encountered. The book covers all aspects of the battlefield, detailing the various forces and assets at a battlefield commander's disposal, showing how tactics have changed since the end of World War II, and examining a huge range of tactical procedures, from controlling an air strike or firing an anti-tank weapon to sub-zero operations, hostage-rescue situations, fighting in urban or extreme terrain, amphibious assaults, and evading capture. The difficulties of asymmetric warfare are also addressed, with chapters on counter-terrorist and anti-insurgency operations. Using photographs and artworks, Combat Techniques shows the men and equipment of modern armies from around the world, and, with the help of an authoritative text, demonstrates how they operate in today's ever-changing, technology-dominated battlefields.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 189 x 240 x 15.24mm | 536g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 160 photos and artworks; 160 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1838860150
  • 9781838860158
  • 1,569,939

Table of contents

Introduction

1. Infantry Firepower

2. Infantry Tactics

3. Heavy Support

4. Tactical Terrain

5. Special Forces

6. Counter-insurgency Warfare

Index
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About Chris McNab

Chris McNab is a wilderness expert, military specialist and author of over 20 survival publications, including How to Survive Anything, Anywhere, Living off the Land, and SAS Training Manual: Endurance Techniques. He holds a PhD from the University of Wales and lives in south Wales, UK. Martin J. Dougherty is a freelance writer specializing in military and defence topics. He is the author of Medieval Warrior, SAS and Elite Forces Guide Extreme Unarmed Combat, and SAS and Elite Forces Guide Sniper, Small Arms: From the Civil War to the Present Day, and books on personal self-defence. He lives in northern England.
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