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  1. Anderson ThomasNidottu englanti
    2490
    Revealing its design and development history, Thomas Anderson draws on original German archives to tell the story of the birth of the Tiger tank. He goes on to analyse its success on the battlefield and the many modifications and variants that also came into play. The book is illustrated throughout with rare photographs and drawings.
  2. Kaplan PhilipSidottu englanti
    4290
    This text looks at shipping magnate Peter Livanos' Spitfire, the only airworthy Mk I in the world, and its restoration. It also celebrates all aspects of the Spitfire legend.
  3. Kinnear James, Sewell StephenSidottu englanti
    3190
    This study, written from original Russian and Ukrainian primary source documents that have only recently been made available, uncovers the history of this enigmatic tank using 130 stunning contemporary and modern photographs of the T-10 as well as full colour side-view artwork.
  4. 3990
    The final years of World War II saw the legendary Panzerwaffe face its most difficult challenges, with Allied troops landing at Normandy and storming across the continent and the Russians gaining the upper hand on the Eastern Front. As Germany fought fiercely to hold on to the advantages gained in the early years, they relied heavily on the Panzer ...
  5. Forsyth RobertNidottu englanti
    1890
    This, the first of two books on the Ju 52/3m, details its service as a bomber in Spain and in South America, followed by its pivotal role in early war operations during the invasions of Poland and France, the airborne invasion of Crete and the early stages of Operation Barbarossa.
  6. Dibbs John, Holmes Tony, Riley GordonSidottu englanti
    3990
    This text reveals the Hurricane in all its glory - from fascinating first-hand accounts from the men who flew her to the truly breathtaking images from John Dibbs of the Hurricanes still in flight today.
  7. Sidottu englanti
    990
    Developed from the underperforming twin-engined Manchester, the Avro Lancaster was the RAF's most successful heavy bomber of World War II, forming the backbone of Bomber Command during the large-scale night bombing campaign against occupied Europe. This complete illustrated guide to one of Britain's most iconic aircraft explores its history, streng...
  8. 1590
    In World War II Germany's doctrine of mobile warfare dominated the battlefield. By trial and error, the Germans were the first to correctly combine the strength in tanks and in mobile infantry and artillery. This integration of mobile units, equipment and tactics underpinned Germany's successes in the first half of the war. As the war dragged on, t...
  9. Thompson LeroyNidottu englanti
    1690
    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 remained in Finnish service until the 1980s, an indication of its durability. Rugged and accurate, the Suomi was...
  10. Galeotti MarkNidottu englanti
    1590
    Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia's army has undergone a turbulent transformation, from the scattered left-overs of the old Soviet military, through a period of shocking decay and demoralisation, to the disciplined force and sophisticated 'hybrid war' doctrine that enabled Vladimir Putin to seize Crimea virtually overnight in 2014. Usi...
  11. Hampshire EdwardNidottu englanti
    1490
    Heavily armed and formidable, guided missile cruisers formed the core of the Soviet Navy during the Cold War. From the last class of conventional Sverdlov-class cruisers through to increasingly complex and formidable missile cruisers, these ships ensured that NATO took the Soviet naval threat seriously. This book covers all classes of these impress...
  12. Zaloga Steven J.Nidottu englanti
    1790
    World War II saw tanks assume a dominant role in warfare, capable of tearing through the enemy lines if left unchecked. To combat the threat posed by these armoured behemoths the United States developed the M1 Anti-Tank Rocket Launcher, better known as the Bazooka. First employed in combat during 1942, the weapon required a great deal of skill and ...
  13. Campbell DavidNidottu englanti
    1790
    The Winter War was supposed to be a quick and easy conflict; instead it proved to be a bitter war that destroyed the reputation of the Soviet Red Army. The diminutive Finnish force was desperately outnumbered, but rather than sweeping across their neighbours the Soviet troops stumbled blindly before being bloodied by their seemingly insignificant f...
  14. Toperczer IstvánNidottu englanti
    2190
    At the beginning of the Vietnam War, the Vietnam People's Air Force (VPAF) were equipped only with slow, Korean War generation, fighters - a combination of MiG-17s and MiG-19s - that should have offered little opposition to the US's cutting-edge fighter-bombers. Yet when US unleashed its aircraft on North Vietnam in 1965 the inexperienced VPAF pilo...
  15. Davies Peter E.Nidottu englanti
    1990
    In 1947, no one knew if it was possible to break the 'sound barrier'. The Bell X-1 was the tiny, rocket-powered craft that finally broke it. It was the result of innovative designers and engineers turning their attention from the pioneering jets of World War II to a new task - an aircraft designed purely to fly faster than sound. Legendary pilots r...
  16. Turnbull StephenSidottu englanti
    1490
    The world of the samurai, the legendary elite warrior cult of old Japan, has for too long been associated solely with military history and has largely remained a mystery. In this exciting new book, Stephen Turnbull, the world's leading authority on the samurai, goes beyond the battlefield to paint a picture of the samurai as they really were. The w...
  17. DKSidottu englanti
    2990
    'Weapon' features all the important arms through the ages, covering edged weapons, clubs, projectiles and firearms, from ancient Egyptian axes, through bows and spears of traditional societies in Africa, Oceania and the Americas, to the machine-guns and missiles of modern infantry forces.
  18. Holmes TonyNidottu englanti
    2190
    As the Battle of Britain approached its conclusion, two new versions of the famous Spitfire and Messerschmitt Bf109 arrived on the scene. The RAF could see that the Luftwaffe were stepping down their incursions into British airspace, and went on the offensive. The Spitfire Mark II, and increasingly the Mark V, would fly over the picturesque English...
  19. Weal JohnNidottu englanti
    1990
    The exploits of the Luftwaffe fighter aces in World War 2 are some of the best-documented in aviation literature, yet comparatively little has been published about those operating in the Arctic Circle. Osprey's leading Luftwaffe authority provides an absorbing account of the experiences of these aces.
  20. DKSidottu englanti
    500
    This history of firearms charts the evolution and history of the gun, from the pistol, flintlock musket and rifle to the shotgun, machine gun and revolver. The book features over 300 firearms and guns spanning centuries of development, with the world's most iconic gun brands such as Colt, Smith and Wesson, Maxim and the Kalashnikov AK-47 covered wi...
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