The Browning Automatic Rifle: 15 (Weapon)

The Browning Automatic Rifle: 15 (Weapon) al mejor precio Descripcion: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 didn't reach the front until September 1918. In the interwar years US forces used the BAR across the world, from China to Nicaragua. It also became a favorite of notorious gangsters...

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The Gladius: The Roman Short Sword (Weapon)

The Gladius: The Roman Short Sword (Weapon) al mejor precio Descripcion: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 effect. By pulling together strands of literary, sculptural and archaeological evidence renowned expert M.C. Bishop creates a narrative of the gladius' development, exploring the way in which...

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The AK-47: Kalashnikov-series assault rifles: 08 (Weapon)

The AK-47: Kalashnikov-series assault rifles: 08 (Weapon) al mejor precio Descripcion: The Kalashnikov AK-47 is the most ubiquitous assault rifle in the world, with more AK-47s and its variants in use than any other individual small arm. Created by Senior Sergeant Mikhail Kalashnikov, and first adopted by the USSR soon after World War II, its production continues to this day, with an estimated 75 million produced worldwide. This book...

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MG 34 and MG 42 Machine Guns (Weapon)

MG 34 and MG 42 Machine Guns (Weapon) al mejor precio Descripcion: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 killing firepower at ranges of more than 1,000m. Yet simply by changing its mount and feed mechanism, the operator could radically transform its function. On its standard bipod it...

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The G3 Battle Rifle (Weapon)

The G3 Battle Rifle (Weapon) al mejor precio Descripcion: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 licence by many more, it was widely employed during colonial wars in Africa, insurgencies in Latin America and conflicts in the Middle East, but perhaps its widest use...

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The Arisaka Rifle (Weapon)

The Arisaka Rifle (Weapon) al mejor precio Descripcion:Entering service in 1897, the Arisaka family of bolt-action rifles armed Japanese troops and others through two world wars and many other conflicts, including the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-05. Issued in long and short versions - the latter for cavalry and specialists - the Type 30 was the first main Arisaka model, arming Imperial Japan's forces during the Russo-Japanese War, though after the war it was refined into the Type 38,...

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The Mosin-Nagant Rifle: 50 (Weapon)

The Mosin-Nagant Rifle: 50 (Weapon) al mejor precio Descripcion: 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 famous for its role during World War II when it proved to be an excellent sniping weapon in the...

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Mauser Military Rifles: 39 (Weapon)

Mauser Military Rifles: 39 (Weapon) al mejor precio Descripcion: 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 Mauser's origins, combat record and lasting influence. It explores the full range of Mauser rifles, beginning with the hugely successful Gew 98, which entered service...

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The Thompson Submachine Gun: From Prohibition Chicago to World War II: No. 1 (Weapon)

The Thompson Submachine Gun: From Prohibition Chicago to World War II: No. 1 (Weapon) al mejor precio Descripcion: The Thompson submachine gun, or Tommy gun developed an almost iconic status during the 20th century. It had an unusual beginning, for it was developed during the dying days of World War I as a 'one-man, hand-held machine gun.' The war ended before these first prototypes could be shipped to Europe but...

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The M60 Machine Gun (Weapon)

The M60 Machine Gun (Weapon) al mejor precio Descripcion: The US M60 General Purpose Machine Gun, known as "the Pig," was developed in the years after World War II from two revolutionary German designs. Adopted in 1957, the M60 came into its own in the jungles, hamlets, and city streets of Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War. "Humping the Pig" became common in US military squads, with at least one...

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