Download e-book for kindle: Mobility, Shock, and Firepower: The Emergence of the U.S. by Robert Stewart Cameron

By Robert Stewart Cameron

Dr. Robert Cameron’s Mobility, surprise, and Firepower: The Emergence of the U.S. Army’s Armor department, 1917–1945 captures the multifaceted improvement of the Armored strength from its inauspicious beginnings in global struggle I to its absolutely mature, operational prestige on the shut of worldwide battle II. via research of the Armor Branch’s early years, it offers a superb case learn in strength transformation. the advance of recent armor doctrines and agencies to take advantage of rising applied sciences, techniques, and missions is the guts of this paintings.

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A History of Greek Fire and Gunpowder - download pdf or read online

By J. R. Partington

ISBN-10: 0801859549

ISBN-13: 9780801859540

For almost six hundred years, from the battles of the early fourteenth century to the shedding of the atomic bomb at Hiroshima, firearms derived from gunpowder and different chemical substances outlined the frightful volume of warfare. The gear and fabrics utilized in global struggle i'd were primary to our distant ancestors. during this vintage paintings, first released in 1960, James Riddick Partington presents a global survey of the evolution of incendiary units, Greek fireplace, and gunpowder.Greek fireplace, a composition Partington believes used to be made up of a distilled petroleum fraction and different parts (but no longer saltpetre), was once so much famously utilized in the sieges of Constantinople and the Crusades. Partington strikes from its antecedents—other incendiaries utilized in historical warfare—to ecu gunpowder recipe books ( The Latin booklet of fireplace, Bellifortis, and Feuerwerkbuch) and the background of infernal machines, mines, canon, small fingers, and artillery. His ebook contains chapters on gunpowder and guns in Muslim lands, India, and China—including hearth books, using gunpowder as a propellant, the artillery of the Mughal Emperors, and using saltpetre in explosives. He lines the advance of gunpowder to eleventh-century China and cites the 1st recognized point out and imagine of a firearm in 1326. "The historical past of gunpowder and firearms has attracted many authors with various pursuits. the overall historian needs to take account of significant innovations effecting revolutions within the lifetime of international locations. The historian of technological know-how is worried as a rule with the discovery of gunpowder. The historian of know-how examines the improvement within the manufacture of explosives and guns, and how during which gunpowder has chanced on purposes within the peaceable arts. the army historian bargains regularly with using gunpowder as an explosive and a propellant... and the advance of firearms and their use in battle. No fresh booklet in English (or for that subject in any language) has tried a concise survey of the subject."—from the Preface

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Paul Eden's Military Aircraft Recognition PDF

By Paul Eden

The suitable consultant for spotters and lovers attracted to combatants, bombers, transports, tankers and different army airplanes. comprises 3-view silhouettes, colour images, dimensions, technical necessities and an abridged background of these plane probably to be noticeable within the skies and at airfields. different invaluable info are integrated to make plane identity extra sure.

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Download PDF by David Fletcher, Henry Morshead: Light Tanks Marks I - VI

By David Fletcher, Henry Morshead

;Light Tanks Marks I - VI[AFV guns 05] КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Название: mild Tanks Marks I - VI Серия: AFV guns 05 Издательство: Profile courses Страниц:22 Формат: PDF в rarЯзык: английский Размер: 7.20 МбИстория создания английских легких танков gentle Tanks Marks I - VI, разработанных между двумя мировыми войнами zero

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Download e-book for iPad: War Made New: Weapons, Warriors, and the Making of the by Max Boot

By Max Boot

ISBN-10: 1101216832

ISBN-13: 9781101216835

A huge, groundbreaking paintings, now in paperback, that indicates how technological and strategic revolutions have reworked the battlefield

Combining gripping narrative historical past with wide-ranging research, War Made New makes a speciality of 4 ?revolutions? in army affairs and describes how innovations starting from gunpowder to GPS-guided air moves have remade the sector of battle?and formed the increase and fall of empires.

War Made New starts off with the Gunpowder Revolution and explains warfare?s evolution from ritualistic, drawn-out engagements to a lot deadlier occasions, precipitating the increase of the trendy geographical region. He subsequent explores the triumph of metal and steam in the course of the business Revolution, displaying the way it powered the unfold of eu colonial empires. getting into the 20th century and the second one commercial Revolution, Boot examines 3 serious clashes of global battle II to demonstrate how new know-how reminiscent of the tank, radio, and aircraft ushered in terrifying new kinds of struggle and the increase of centralized, or even totalitarian, global powers. eventually, Boot makes a speciality of the Gulf struggle, the invasion of Afghanistan, and the Iraq War?arguing that at the same time state-of-the-art applied sciences have made the USA the best army strength in international background, complicated communications structures have allowed decentralized, ?irregular? forces to turn into an more and more major chance.

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