Download E-books M60 vs T-62: Cold War Combatants 1956-92 (Duel, Volume 30) PDF

By Lon Nordeen

Step onto the battlefield and immerse your self within the event of actual old strive against. Designed for the battlefields of Europe on the peak of the chilly struggle, the M60 and T-62 have been the premiere wrestle tanks in their day. although, it was once within the deserts of the center East that they eventually met in conflict. This new Duel name examines the layout and improvement of those major conflict tanks, selecting their strengths and weaknesses, and describing and examining their functionality at the battlefield through the Yom Kippur struggle, the Iran-Iraq warfare, and the 1st Gulf battle. incorporated are colour images, cutaway paintings, and unique illustrations through Richard Chasemore. It's a must-read for lovers of the evolution of armored conflict.

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Download E-books Austrian Army of the Napoleonic Wars (1) : Infantry (Men-At-Arms Series, 176) PDF

The main implacable of Napoleon's continental enemies, on the outbreak of battle Austria maintained an enormous military, yet one rooted firmly within the 18th century. Hampered by means of the inherent conservatism of the hierarchy, the Austrians needed to struggle the main sleek military in Europe. regardless of this the regulars, who have been drawn from many territories below Austrian sway, played with nice self-discipline, solution and stoicism. This name examines intimately the organization, uniforms, deployment and improvement of the Austrian infantry throughout the Napoleonic Wars, overlaying Line infantry, gentle infantry, Grenz-Infanterie, Landwehr military, and Frei-Corps devices.

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Download E-books M1 Abrams vs T-72 Ural: Operation Desert Storm 1991 (Duel) PDF

The Gulf struggle bore witness to a couple of lethal encounters among those nice adversaries. seriously armored, hugely cellular and in a position to killing at over 2500m the M1 Abrams is, to this present day, a veritable battling desktop. more advantageous to either Iraq's Soviet period T-55 and T-62 tanks, approximately all assets declare that no Abrams tank has ever been destroyed through enemy fireplace. regardless of coming into provider in 1980, the M1 Abrams remained untested in wrestle till the Gulf conflict in 1991, the place it used to be to be faced by means of its archenemy the Iraqi-assembled Soviet-designed T-72. coming into creation in 1971, the T-72 arguably outstripped its contemporaries in a stability of mobility, safeguard and firepower. by the point of Operation wasteland typhoon, even though, the tables had became and the tank suffered because of low caliber ammunition and poorly educated crews. during this interesting learn, Steven Zaloga pits those nice battling machines opposed to each other, plotting the advance of the chilly battle until eventually either tanks met in strive against within the deserts of Iraq and Kuwait.

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Download E-books The Russian Army of the Napoleonic Wars (2) : Cavalry 1799-1814 (Men-At-Arms Series, 189) PDF

Throughout the Napoleonic period, Russia possessed an enormous strength of cavalry, forming a better percent than that of such a lot ecu armies. This stemmed in part from their provider opposed to the Turks, who had large numbers of troops, and in part from the truth that a lot Russian terrain was once compatible for the manoeuvre of huge our bodies of cavalry. This better half quantity to Men-at-Arms 185 examines the service provider, strategies and uniforms of the Russian cavalry in this dynamic and turbulent interval, protecting Cuirassiers, Dragoons, Hussars, Uhlans, fastened Jägers and the Lifeguard, in addition to the Opolchenie military and Cossacks.

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Download E-books Medieval Scandinavian Armies (2): 1300–1500 (Men-at-Arms) (v. 2) PDF

By David Lindholm, David Nicolle, Angus McBride

Whereas Scandinavia's 'Viking Age' is without doubt one of the such a lot studied points of early medieval heritage, less has been released concerning the centuries which undefined. but the armies of Sweden, Norway and Denmark provide interesting variations from the remainder of medieval Western Europe, either of their supplier and their conflict equipment. This moment of 2 books covers the interval which observed either growth within the Baltic, and lengthy wars born of the try and carry Scandinavia lower than a unmarried monarchy - the Union of Kalmar. within the North, as in different places, the perfection of plate armour couldn't hinder the regular decline within the value of the fifteenth century fixed knight in favour of the good armed infantryman.

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Download E-books The Projects of Skunk Works: 75 Years of Lockheed Martin's Advanced Development Programs PDF

By Steve Pace

The tales in the back of greater than 50 mystery initiatives undertaken via the famed Lockheed Martin Skunk Works on behalf of the U.S. defense force, DARPA, and the CIA - all illustrated with professional Skunk Works images and commissioned artworks.

Hatched in June 1943 after a different request of the united states military Air Forces to strengthen a turbojet-powered fighter to counter growing to be German threats, Lockheed Martin's Skunk Works has long gone directly to boost striking aeronautical and house applied sciences, together with stealth. a few have made it into construction, whereas others by no means particularly made it off drafting forums and computing device monitors, yet proved interesting nonetheless.

This generously illustrated heritage tackles Skunk Works courses starting from jet opponents and jet engines to missiles and rockets, helicopters, study airplane, airships, unmanned aerial autos and recon drones, or even the seagoing stealth send Sea Shadow - greater than 50 in all.

Author Steve speed examines the historic context which led govt corporations to process the Skunk Works, in addition to the applied sciences and initiatives constructed there (often on a handshake and unburdened through bureaucracies), and the anecdotes and legends linked to each one software. velocity contains respectable Skunk Works images of the initiatives taken either at its headquarters and at try amenities equivalent to region fifty one. furthermore, commissioned colour artistic endeavors support extra illustrate lots of those tasks featured herein. as well as profiling mythical plane just like the F-80, F-94, F-104, U-2, SR-71, F-117, and F-35, speed takes on extra imprecise initiatives from the prior in addition to these nonetheless to return, similar to the hypersonic SR-72 and excessive pace Strike Weapon, or even deals a height into what the long run may well carry with the proposed TR-X.

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Download E-books The German Army 1939-45 (5) : Western Front 1943-45 (Men-At-Arms Series, 336) PDF

This publication covers the excessive command, the advancements in unit business enterprise, the campaigns and the uniforms and gear of the German military within the final years of the conflict in North-West Europe and Italy. regardless of the large strain of scuffling with on 3 fronts, ever-worsening shortages of manpower and kit, and Allied command of the skies, Germany's decimated divisions fought on with outstanding ability and backbone. this era of worldwide struggle II (1939-1945) additionally observed a desirable mix of obsolescent, newly designed, and field-made strive against garments which gave the German soldier a considerably diversified visual appeal from his predecessor of simply 5 years ahead of.

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