World'S Greatest Small Arms

World'S Greatest Small Arms

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Small arms have developed hugely since the introduction of the machine gun in the 1870s. Magazine-fed rifles, submachine guns, automatic pistols and, later, assault rifles and personal defence weapons have changed the face of infantry warfare, offering a range of weaponry designed for both the specialist and novice.

The World's Greatest Small Arms features 52 weapons from the late 19th century to the present day. The book includes the best-known weapons from throughout the modern era, from the Gatling gun, SMLE rifle and Luger pistol, to the Uzi, FN MAG and the M110 sniper rifle. Great iconic weapons, such as the Colt M1911 pistol, Bren gun, MP5 submachine gun, and Steyr AUG rifle are featured, as well as timeless classics still in use today: the M2 Browning 50 cal, AK-47 and M16 rifle.

Each weapon is examined over four pages and is illustrated with a colour profile artwork and photographs, along with a description of the weapon's development and history, key features and a full specifications box.

Including more than 200 artworks and photographs, The World's Greatest Small Arms is a colourful guide for the military historian and gun enthusiast.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 227 x 297 x 20.32mm | 1,292.74g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 100 colour a/ws and 100 colour & b/w photos
  • 178274262X
  • 9781782742623
  • 3,611,479

Table of contents

1. Gatling Gun
3. Springfield 1903
4. Pistole Parabellum 1908
5. Colt M1911
6. Mauser M1912
7. Winchester Model 12 shotgun
8. Vickers MG
9. Lewis Gun
10. Bergmann MP18
11. Browning M1919
12. Thompson
13. Bren Gun
14. Browning M2 50 cal
15. Mauser Kar 98
16. Browning HP
17. M1 Garand
18. MG34
19. Walther P38
20. MP40
21. Sten Mk II
22. PPSh-41
23. MG 42
24. FG 42
25. M1 carbine
26. M3 Grease Gun
27. Sterling
28. FN FAL
29. AK47/AKM
30. MAT 49
31. Uzi
32. RPD squad auto weapon
33. M14 carbine
34. FN MAG
35. PKM
36. M16
37. HK MP5
38. H&K 33
39. Barrett Light Fifty
40. Steyr AUG
41. Galil assault rifle
42. M21 sniper rifle
43. M60 MG
44. AK-74
45. L85A1
47. H&K G36
48. M4 Carbine
9. AK-12
51. M110 sniper rifle
52. QBZ-03
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Review quote

very informative and a good guide and reference to so many of the famous weapons of the last 100 years of so. * Military Model Scene 02/12/2015 *
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About Chris McNab

Dr Chris McNab is a writer and editor specialising in military history, with a major research interest in the evolution of modern manoeuvre warfare. He has written or contributed to numerous titles, including Campaigns of World War II, Order of Battle: German Kriegsmarine, Order of Battle: German Luftwaffe, World War II Data Book: The Third Reich, 1933-45 and World War II Data Book: The SS, 1923-45.
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