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9781472837172

World War II German Super-Heavy Siege Guns

Author: Romanych, Marc Code: 58884 Price: AU $24.88 Format: Paperback / 48 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date: 28/08/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: August 2020
As the outbreak of World War II approached, Nazi Germany ordered artillery manufacturers Krupp and Rheimetall-Borsig to build several super-heavy siege guns, vital to smash through French and Belgian fortresses that stood in the way of the Blitzkrieg. These 'secret weapons' were much larger than the siege artillery of World War I and included the ......
9780764359408

Hummel and Nashorn/Hornisse

German Self-Propelled Artillery in World War II Author: Doyle, David Code: 58854 Price: AU $44.99 Format: Hardback / 128 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING LTD Published date: 01/08/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: August 2020
The Hummel ("bumblebee") and Nashorn ("rhinoceros") are two of Nazi Germany's most widely recognised self-propelled artillery pieces. The Hummel, with its heavy field howitzer, was indispensable as heavy field artillery despite its open-top fighting compartment. The Nashorn, also known as the Hornisse ("hornet"), utilised the same chassis but ......
9781526770059

Hitler's V-Weapons

An Official History of the Battle Against the V-1 and V-2 in WWII Author: An Official History Code: 59191 Price: AU $75.00 Format: Hardback / 296 pages Publisher: FRONTLINE BOOKS Published date: 20/07/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: July 2020
Details all the measures, both on the land and in the air, taken to defend the United Kingdom from the German long-range weapons. Includes the Crossbow' operations and the bombing of the German weapons manufacture, supply and launch sites.
9781526749833

Hitler's Anti-Tank Weapons 1939-1945

Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives Author: Seidler, Hans Code: 59182 Price: AU $44.99 Format: Paperback / 128 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 15/07/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: July 2020
Graphic images, many never seen before, of German anti-tank weapons. Covers wide range of anti-tank (Pak) weapons and ancillary equipment.
9781472835260

US Navy Cold War Guided Missile Cruisers

Author: Stille, Mark Code: 58207 Price: AU $24.99 Format: Paperback / 48 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date: 06/02/2020 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Faced with an increasingly formidable anti-ship cruise missile threat from the Soviet Union in the early days of the Cold War, and with the recent memory of the kamikaze threat from World War II, the USN placed a great priority on developing air defence cruise missiles and getting them to sea to protect the fleet. The first of these missiles were ......
9781472831798

German Guided Missiles of World War II

Fritz-X to Wasserfall and X4 Author: Zaloga, Steven J. (Author) Code: 57600 Price: AU $24.99 Format: Paperback / 48 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date: 20/11/2019 Availability: Available, please contact us for availability
Although not as well-known as the V-1 buzz bomb and the V-2 missile, the first German missiles to see combat were anti-ship missiles, the Henschel Hs.293 guided missile and the Fritz-X guided bomb. These began to see extensive combat in the Mediterranean in 1943. In their most famous use, the Italian battleship Roma was sunk by a Fritz-X attack in ......
9781472836168

Hotchkiss Machine Guns

From Verdun to Iwo Jima Author: Walter, John Code: 57603 Price: AU $32.99 Format: Paperback / 80 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date: 18/11/2019 Availability: Available, please contact us for availability
Created by a long-forgotten Austrian nobleman, Adolf Odkolek von Augezd, the air-cooled Hotchkiss machine gun was the first to function effectively by tapping propellant gas from the bore as the gun fired. Although the Hotchkiss would be overshadowed by the water-cooled Maxim and Vickers Guns, it proved its effectiveness during the Russo-Japanese ......
9781785215636

Vickers-Maxim Machine Gun Enthusiasts' Manual

An insight into the development, manufacture and operation of theVickers-Maxim medium machine guns. Author: Martin Pegler Code: 58070 Price: AU $49.99 Format: Hardback / 176 pages Publisher: HAYNES PUBLISHING GROUP Published date: 01/11/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days

The Maxim gun was the first fully automated machine gun to be introduced into military service at the end of the 19th century. Gradually refined to become the Vickers 0.303in medium machine-gun, it was used widely by British and Commonwealth forces in both world wars. Operated by a three-man crew, it was popularly known as the Vickers.

9781526750471

British Naval Weapons of World War Two

The John Lambert Collection, Volume II: Escort and Minesweeper Weapons Author: Friedman, Norman Code: 57094 Price: AU $82.50 (was AU $110.00) Format: Hardback / 240 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 15/09/2019 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
The first systematic publication of a famous plans collection.
9781781557006

Blue Streak

Britain's Medium Range Ballistic Missile Author: Boyes, John Code: 52448 Price: AU $34.79 (was AU $57.99) Format: Hardback / 240 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 03/09/2019 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
In 1955, Britain with US assistance, started development of a medium range ballistic missile. The idea was to give Britain an independent nuclear capability to take it through to the 1970s. The need for underground launchers added to what was an already complex project and this, allied to ever-increasing costs, saw the project cancelled in 1960.
9781472831866

SU-76 Assault Gun

Author: Zaloga, Steven J. (Author) Code: 56100 Price: AU $24.99 Format: Paperback / 48 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date: 30/06/2019 Availability: Available, please contact us for availability
The SU-76 assault gun was the second most widely manufactured Soviet armoured fighting vehicle of World War II, out-numbered only by the legendary T-34. Inspired in part by the German Marder series of tank destroyers, Soviet designers realized that the chassis of the obsolete T-70 light tank could be adapted to a much more substantial gun if it ......
9781526733924

Assassins

The KGB's Poison Factory Ten Years On Author: Volodarsky, Boris Code: 55226 Price: AU $69.99 Format: Hardback / 256 pages Publisher: FRONTLINE BOOKS Published date: 17/01/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Ground-breaking study of KGB assassinations with Inside information by a former Russian army special forces operative.
9781785211331

Flak 88 Manual

Owners Workshop Manual Author: McNab, Chris Code: 51132 Price: AU $39.95 Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: HAYNES PUBLISHING GROUP Published date: 27/03/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days

The 8.8cm Flugzeugabwehrkanone 18/36/37/41 - more popularly known as the Flak 88 - was one of the most successful and influential artillery gun types in the German arsenal in the Second World War. Developed during the 1920s and 1930s, the gun combined accuracy, a high muzzle velocity and a rapid rate of fire (15-20rpm). Although at first ......

9781785211461

Siege Warfare Manual

Engines, equipment and techniques Author: McNab, Chris Code: 50137 Price: AU $39.95 Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: HAYNES PUBLISHING GROUP Published date: 12/03/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days

Siege warfare is a demanding form of combat, which occupies a unique place in military history. In contrast to mobile combat, a siege centres on a fixed location, whether a simple hill fort or an entire walled city, and the attacking force has to utilize a mixture of guile, patience, technology and brute force to wear down their opponents, ......

9781472817228

The Anti-Tank Rifle

Author: Zaloga, Steven J. (Author) Code: 50227 Price: AU $32.99 Format: Paperback / 80 pages Publisher: BLOOMSBURY Published date: 22/12/2017 Availability: Available, please contact us for availability
The emergence of the tank in World War I led to the development of the first infantry weapons to defend against tanks. Anti-tank rifles became commonplace in the inter-war years and in the early campaigns of World War II in Poland and the Battle of France, which saw renewed use in the form of the British .55in Boys anti-tank rifle - also used by ......
9780948092787

Arms and Armour of the First World War

Author: Ferguson, Jonathan Code: 50865 Price: AU $29.95 Format: Paperback / 128 pages Publisher: TRUSTEE ROYAL ARMOURIES Published date: 13/12/2017 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
This book offers an extended introduction to the artillery and personal firearms of the Great War, with particular focus on iconic weapons such as the Maxim machine gun. It is a unique insight into the material culture that not only enabled the horrors of the Somme, Passchendaele and Gallipoli but also provided the means to bring peace in 1918.
9781526715050

Pioneers of Armour in the Great War

Author: Finlayson, David A Code: 50340 Price: AU $75.00 Format: Hardback / 392 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 07/12/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days

_Pioneers of Armour in the Great War_ tells the story of the only Australian mechanised units of the Great War. The 1st Australian Armoured Car Section, later the 1st Australian Light Car Patrol, and the Special Tank Section were among the trailblazers of mechanisation and represented the cutting edge of technology on the Great War battlefield. ......

9780241310410

Machines of War

Author: DK Code: 50152 Price: AU $49.99 Format: Hardback / 360 pages Published date: 18/09/2017 Availability: Available, please contact us for availability
Explore the military vehicles, artillery, and industrial weaponry that changed the course of history.From the first repeating rifles to the most advanced military technology of the 21st century, Machines of War presents a one-of-a-kind illustrated history of modern warfare, told through the weapons and vehicles that have dominated the battlefield ......
9781538106839

Historical Dictionary of Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Warfare

Author: Garrett, Benjamin C Code: 50087 Price: AU $160.00 Format: Hardback / 410 pages Publisher: ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD Published date: 15/09/2017 Availability: Please contact us for availability
This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Warfare contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 700 cross-referenced entries on terms related to nuclear, biological and chemical warfare.
9780764354021

M40 Gun Motor Carriage

and M43 Howitzer Motor Carriage in WWII and Korea Author: Doyle, David Code: 49632 Price: AU $44.99 Format: Hardback / 112 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING Published date: 23/08/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
The M40 Gun Motor Carriage and M43 Howitzer Motor Carriage are featured in over 200 photographs, providing a detailed study of the conception, development, testing, and combat use of these key vehicles. As the US entered WWII, the nation lacked heavy self-propelled artillery, instead relying heavily on towed artillery, much of it WWI-surplus. Only ......
9781785210990

M1 Abrams Main Battle Tank Manual

From 1960 Author: Walton, Greg Code: 49890 Price: AU $39.95 Format: Hardback / 160 pages Publisher: HAYNES PUBLISHING GROUP Published date: 25/07/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
The US Army's 68-ton M1 Abrams Main Battle Tank entered service in 1980 when it was deployed extensively in the stand-offs of the Cold War. It saw combat during Gulf 1 (1991), the invasion of Iraq in 2003, and in Afghanistan (2010). Its revolutionary design incorporates a powerful multi-fuel turbine engine, sophisticated Burlington composite ......
9781472818133

Soviet Lend-Lease Tanks of World War II

Author: Zaloga, Steven Code: 49427 Price: AU $18.74 (was AU $24.99) Format: Paperback / 48 pages Published date: 20/06/2017 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

The Red Army suffered such catastrophic losses of armour in the summer of 1941 that they begged Britain and the United States to send tanks. The first batches arrived in late 1941, just in time to take part in the defence of Moscow. The supplies of British tanks encompassed a very wide range of types including the Matilda, Churchill, and ......

9781847680235

Israeli Shermans 2/e

Author: Gannon, Tom Code: 49116 Price: AU $169.99 Format: Hardback / 407 pages Published date: 02/06/2017 Availability: Sold Out

With 750 photographs, this much expanded and updated edition of the author’s original Israeli Sherman, published in 2001 and long out-of-print, is the most comprehensive study yet of the Sherman tank in IDF service. Following a general description of the basic M4 series as built, the humble beginning of the very first Sherman in service in 1948 ......

9780857338273

Panzer III Tank Manual

Panzerkampfwagen III Ausf. A to N Author: Hayton, Michael and Taylor, Dick Code: 47590 Price: AU $23.97 (was AU $39.95) Format: Hardback / 160 pages Publisher: HAYNES PUBLISHING GROUP Published date: 05/02/2017 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

When Hitler unleashed Operation Barbarossa against the Soviet Union in June 1941, the 23-tonne Panzer III was
in the vanguard of the German assault. It saw widespread use during the Second World War in campaigns that
included Poland, France, the Soviet Union, the Balkans, North Africa and Normandy. Centrepiece of the Haynes

9780764352041

Tupolev Tu-160: Soviet Strike Force Spearhead

Author: Gordon & Komissarov Code: 47053 Price: AU $105.00 Format: Hardback / 288 pages Published date: 28/11/2016 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days

Developed as the answer to the American B-1, the Tupolev Tu-160 was the Soviet Unions most potent strategic bomber. Several project versions were rejected, and a highly controversial contest involving some of the Soviet Unions top-class aircraft design companies took place before the Tu-160 variable-geometry bomber reached the hardware stage. ......

9781785002465

Military Pistols

Handguns of the Two World Wars Author: Bruce, Gordon Code: 48508 Price: AU $39.99 Format: Paperback / 64 pages Publisher: THE CROWOOD PRESS LTD Published date: 21/11/2016 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Provides a reference to the history and characteristics of the self-loading pistols that were adopted by the military forces of the nations involved in the two World Wars. This is a selection of nineteen self-loading pistols - and the firms engaged in their manufacture - during this period, together with a technical appraisal of each weapon.
9781472812490

Bazooka Vs Panzer: Battle of the Bulge 1944

Author: Zaloga, Steven Code: 47054 Price: AU $32.99 Format: Paperback / 80 pages Published date: 01/11/2016 Availability: Available, please contact us for availability

World War II saw tanks assume a dominant role in warfare, capable of tearing through the enemy lines if left unchecked. To combat the threat posed by these armoured behemoths the United States developed the M1 Anti-Tank Rocket Launcher, better known as the Bazooka. First employed in combat during 1942, the weapon required a great deal of skill ......

9780760350300

M4 Sherman Tanks

The Illustrated History of America's Most Iconic Fighting Vehicles Author: Haskew, Michael E. Code: 39894 Price: AU $49.99 Format: Hardback / 224 pages Publisher: ZENITH PRESS Published date: 08/07/2016 Availability: Available, please contact us for availability
The definitive illustrated history of the Sherman tank, published on its seventy-fifth anniversary and covering the entire scope of its development, manufacture, and service.
9780857338150

Challenger 1 Main Battle Tank Owners' Workshop Manual H/C

From 1983 to 2000 (Model Fv4030/4) Author: Taylor, Dick Code: 38228 Price: AU $39.95 Format: Hardback / 160 pages Publisher: HAYNES PUBLISHING GROUP Published date: 05/10/2015 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
When it entered service with the British Army in 1983, the 62-tonne Challenger 1 was the first of a new generation of main battle tanks. Originally intended for use by the Imperial Iranian Army, orders for the tank were cancelled when the Shah was deposed after the Islamic Revolution in 1979, and the design was accepted by the British Ministry of ......
9780992842529

Leopard AS1.Leopard in Australian Service

Author: Michael, Cecil K. Code: 47675 Price: AU $99.00 Format: Paperback / 288 pages Published date: 03/08/2015 Availability: Sold Out

Leopard AS1 – Leopard in Australian Service The first modern tank acquired by the Australian Army in the post-Second World War era was the Centurion, which began arriving in late 1951. The Centurion was a very formidable vehicle and was to remain in service for twenty-six years. Many were deployed operationally in South Vietnam from 1968 to ......

9780811714372

Armored Champion: The Top Tanks of World War II

Author: Stackpole Books Code: 46962 Price: AU $80.00 Format: Hardback / 368 pages Publisher: STACKPOLE BOOKS R Published date: 18/06/2015 Availability: Please contact us for availability
Armed with more than 40 years of research, armor expert Steven Zaloga enters the battle over the best tanks of World War II with this heavy-caliber book. Zaloga provides provocative but fact-based rankings, breaking the war into eight periods and declaring a Tanker's Choice and Commander's Choice for each.
47558

Conqueror Heavy Gun Tank: Britain's Cold War Heavy Tank

Author: Schulze, Carl Code: 47558 Price: AU $29.99 Format: Paperback / 64 pages Published date: 10/08/2013 Availability: Sold Out

The FV214 Conqueror heavy gun tank was developed and fielded by the British Army in the early years of the Cold War to counter the threat caused by Soviet heavy tanks such as the IS-3 and the T-10. If the Cold War had turned hot, the Conqueror would have served as a tank destroyer to knock out enemy armour at a range superior to that of the ......

9780857332325

Churchill Tank Manual

An Insight into Owning, Operating and Maintaining Britain's Churchill Ta Author: Montgomery, Nigel Code: 31324 Price: AU $39.95 Format: Hardback / 168 pages Publisher: HAYNES PUBLISHING GROUP Published date: 24/07/2013 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
The Churchill tank has a strong case to be acclaimed the best British tank of World War II. Centrepiece of this manual is the restoration of a troop of three Churchill tanks to full running order by the Churchill Tank Project. The first to be restored was put through its paces at The Tank Museum in the UK, next to a Tiger tank that was originally ......
9780857332424

Great War Tank Manual

Author: Fletcher, David Code: 27030 Price: AU $39.95 Format: Hardback / 160 pages Publisher: HAYNES PUBLISHING GROUP Published date: 01/04/2013 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
The world's first ever battle tank receives the Haynes Manual treatment and its centrepiece is the most prolific British tank of the Great War - the Tank Mk IV. World authority David Fletcher looks at the anatomy, construction and operation of the Mk IV (including rare contemporary eyewitness descriptions), as well as giving fascinating insights ......
9781781550915

Armored Fist

The 712th Tank Battalion in the Second World War Author: Elson, Aaron Code: 47812 Price: AU $33.00 (was AU $55.00) Format: Hardback / 240 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 24/01/2013 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
The 712th Tank Battalion landed in Normandy and spent eleven months in combat. Along the way, its men dug up potatoes with their tanks and roasted them on the exhausts; liberated Calvados; drank wine and champagne; collected Lugers, and other trophies of war; and fought and died together in some of the most dramatic battles of the Second World ......
47625

Soviet Tank Transporter in Detail: MAZ-537G

with MAZ/ChMZAP-5247G Semitrailer Author: Vollert, Jochen Code: 47625 Price: AU $29.99 Format: Paperback / 64 pages Published date: 10/09/2012 Availability: Sold Out

The complete walkaround - an ideal technical companion to the historical volume Soviet Special 2004.

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Illustrated throughout with 255 colour photographs

 

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