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U.S. Armed Forces Arsenal : A Guide To Modern Combat Hardware - Samuel A. Southworth

U.S. Armed Forces Arsenal

A Guide To Modern Combat Hardware

Paperback Published: 1st April 2004
ISBN: 9780306813184
Number Of Pages: 240

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A handy guide to the fearsome "hi-tech" weapons and modern equipment of today's American forces. Today's arsenal of war contains some of the most sophisticated weapons ever seen on the battlefield. The technological revolution has drastically altered how war is fought and brought about the invention of some highly unusual (and effective) weapons. In the recent war with Iraq, we caught a glimpse of the new high-tech weapons in America's arsenal and the wide-ranging array of modern equipment and transportation used by our armed forces. America's modern military hardware is the envy -and fear-of the world.In U.S. Armed Forces Arsenal, noted military historian Samuel A. Southworth takes the reader on an informal and informative guided tour of this new arsenal of weaponry. He explains in clear and concise prose the new generation of military hardware, from rifles to mortars, jeeps to tanks, robotic drones to night vision sensors, and all manner of bombs, missiles and rockets-the arms and armaments that have reshaped the way the U. S. goes to war, on land and sea and in the air.

Prefacep. v
Shootin' Irons: Pistols and Small Armsp. 1
Belt and Box: Machine Gunsp. 24
Air Mail: Bombs, Missiles, and Rocketsp. 48
Over the Hill: Artilleryp. 70
By Tire and Tread: Tanksp. 95
Rotors in the Sky: Transport and Combat Helicoptersp. 121
Death from Above: U.S. Military Air Powerp. 145
Thunder on the High Seas: Modern Naval Weaponsp. 169
Frankenstein's War: Technologyp. 195
America's Arsenal of the Futurep. 217
Bibliographyp. 221
Indexp. 223
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ISBN: 9780306813184
ISBN-10: 0306813181
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st April 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.8 x 12.7  x 1.32
Weight (kg): 0.22
Edition Number: 1