There have been many books on World War II infantry weapons so what's different about this one? Quite simply, the photography. Infantry Weapons of World War II contains some 500 totally original, all-colour, specially commissioned photographs showing major infantry weapons from the Colt M1911A1 to the MG42. The Cobberton collection in North Devon, England provides a remarkable basis for this detailed examination of small arms - the term small arms being used loosely to include not only revolvers, pistols, rifles, and submachine guns, but also machine guns, mortars, grenades, mines, and hand-held antitank weapons. With over 150 weapons in the collection the small arms of the five main protagonists - Germany, Japan, Russia, the United States, and Great Britain - are shown, with a sprinkling of those from other nations - France, Czechoslovakia, and Poland. Physical details - caliber; barrel length; weights; firing mechanisms; ranges; rates of fire Manufacturing details - who made it; where it was made; how many saw service; variants and modifications Service history - when it entered service; where it saw service; who used it Effectiveness - what was it like to use; and did it do the job. There is no doubt that Infantry Weapons of World War II provides a splendid reference that will grace any collection.
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 15th September 2012
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 31.2 x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.454