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Flak Jackets : 20th-century military body armour - Volstad

Flak Jackets

20th-century military body armour

By: Volstad


Published: 20th May 2012
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Beginning in World War I, with the introduction of the steel helmet this book charts the development of protective equipment for soldiers and security forces. Initially body armour was seen as a military luxury that could be ill-afforded. However, the success of 'flak suits' as worn by some bomber crews during World War II convinced the armed forces of the need to develop protection for the ground soldier against small arms fire. The scientific development of the modern flak jacket is traced as are the field trials conducted in Korea and later Vietnam. Extensive illustrations and photographs accompnay the text.

Introduction . The Great War . The Second World War . The Korean War . The Vietnam War . Modern Body Armour . The Plates

ISBN: 9780850455694
ISBN-10: 0850455693
Series: Men-at-Arms
Audience: BAU
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 48
Published: 20th May 2012
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.8 x 14.5  x 0.3
Weight (kg): 0.17
Edition Number: 1