Read and Download George Morgan Chinn book The Machine Gun in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Full book The Machine Gun. This book was released on 1951 with total page 708 pages. Book excerpt:
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Read and Download Warren Ellis book Gun Machine in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Full book Gun Machine. This book was released on 2013-01-01 with total page 320 pages. Book excerpt: Warren Ellis reimagines New York City as a puzzle with the most dangerous pieces of all: guns. After a shootout claims the life of his partner in a condemned tenement building on Pearl Street, Detective John Tallow unwittingly stumbles across an apartment stacked high with guns. When examined, each weapon leads to a different, previously unsolved murder. Someone has been killing people for twenty years or more and storing the weapons together for some inexplicable purpose. Confronted with the sudden emergence of hundreds of unsolved homicides, Tallow soon discovers that he's walked into a veritable deal with the devil. An unholy bargain that has made possible the rise of some of Manhattan's most prominent captains of industry. A hunter who performs his deadly acts as a sacrifice to the old gods of Manhattan, who may, quite simply, be the most prolific murderer in New York City's history. Warren Ellis's body of work has been championed by Wired for its "merciless action" and "incorruptible bravery," and steadily amassed legions of diehard fans. His newest novel builds on his accomplishments like never before, announcing Ellis as one of today's most daring thriller writers. This is twenty-first century suspense writ large. This is Gun Machine.
Read and Download George M. Chinn book The Machine Gun in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Full book The Machine Gun. This book was released on 1955 with total page 662 pages. Book excerpt: "The series of books entitled "The machine gun" was begun with the belief that the next best thing to actual knowledge is knowing where to find it. The research summarized within the covers of these volumes has been compiled by the Bureau of Ordinance, Department of the Navy, in order to place in the hands of those rightfully interested in the art of automatic weapon design, the world's recorded progress in this field of endeavor."--Vol. II, p. v.
Read and Download George Morgan Chinn book The Machine Gun Development during World War II and Korean Conflict by the United States and their Allies of full automatic machine gun systems and high rate of fire power driven cannon in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Full book The Machine Gun Development during World War II and Korean Conflict by the United States and their Allies of full automatic machine gun systems and high rate of fire power driven cannon. This book was released on 1951 with total page 724 pages. Book excerpt: "The series of books entitled "The machine gun" was begun with the belief that the next best thing to actual knowledge is knowing where to find it. The research summarized within the covers of these volumes has been compiled by the Bureau of Ordinance, Department of the Navy, in order to place in the hands of those rightfully interested in the art of automatic weapon design, the world's recorded progress in this field of endeavor."--Vol. II, p. v.
Read and Download Chris McNab book The FN MAG Machine Gun in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Full book The FN MAG Machine Gun. This book was released on 2018-07-26 with total page 81 pages. Book excerpt: For six decades, the 7.62mm FN MAG has been a dominant general-purpose machine gun (GPMG) in worldwide arsenals. Three qualities have guaranteed this enduring status – reliability, ease of operation, and firepower. Several nations have license-produced the weapon as their standard GPMG, including the British (as the L7) and the Americans (M240), and in total more than 80 nations have adopted the FN MAG. The machine gun has also been modified extensively for vehicular, naval, and aircraft platforms, demonstrating versatility in the air, on sea, and on land. In this book, Chris McNab charts the technical evolution of this extraordinary weapon, created by Belgian company Fabrique Nationale d'Herstal. From the jungles of South East Asia, to the deserts of the Middle East, and the icy battlefields of the Falklands, this study explores the origins, development, combat use, and legacy of the FN MAG machine gun, a dominant weapon in its field for more than a half-century.
Read and Download United States. War Department book Machine gun Drill Regulations provisional 1917 in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Full book Machine gun Drill Regulations provisional 1917. This book was released on 1918 with total page 304 pages. Book excerpt:
Read and Download Martin Pegler book The Vickers Maxim Machine Gun in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Full book The Vickers Maxim Machine Gun. This book was released on 2013-05-20 with total page 82 pages. Book excerpt: The world's first self-powered machine gun, the Maxim gun became a potent symbol of Victorian colonialism in the closing years of the 19th century. It was the brainchild of Sir Hiram Maxim, the American-born firearms inventor who founded the company bearing his name with financing from Albert Vickers, who became the company's chairman; Maxim's company was absorbed by Vickers, Sons and Company in 1897. Subsequent variants in British, German and Russian service – the .303in Vickers (1912), 7.92mm MG 08 (1908) and 7.62mm PM M1910, respectively – dominated both the Eastern and Western Fronts during World War I and soldiered on into World War II, while the Vickers remained in front-line British service essentially unchanged until 1968. Featuring specially commissioned full-colour artwork and written by a noted authority, this is the engaging story of the Maxim and its descendants, the innovative rapid-fire weapons that saw combat with British, German, Russian and other forces in the late Victorian era and throughout the world wars.
Read and Download United States. War Department book Provisional Machine gun Firing Manual in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Full book Provisional Machine gun Firing Manual. This book was released on 1917 with total page 298 pages. Book excerpt: This Provisional Machine Gun Firing Manual contains the following sections: General Scheme, Individual Instruction, Combat Firing, The Theory of Fire, Targets and Ranges, Miscellaneous, and Courses for Organizations Not in Regular Service. The following topics are discussed: use, care, and repair of machine guns; mechanics of the gun; physical training; sighting, positioning, and aiming drills; use of field glasses, range finders, mil scale, sights, prismatic compass, clinometer and hand level; determination of ranges on the ground by eye, from a map, from troops already engaged, measured directly on the ground, by sound, by range finder, and through range estimators; recognition and designation of service targets; known distance practice; record practice; determination of sight setting; instruction field firing; indirect fire; overhead fire; night firing; individual qualification tests; firing problems; drill exercises; the conduct of field-firing exercises; the critique of field-firing exercises; combat practice record; ballistic qualities of machine guns; rates and volumes and their relation to effectiveness; adjustment of fire; target for obtaining sight setting of machine guns, known distance targets, and field targets; class A range, machine gun range, class B range, and range regulations; classification, insignia, and extra compensation; and syllabus of combat training.
Read and Download General Staff, War Office book Tactical Principles for the Employment of Machine Gun Sections in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Full book Tactical Principles for the Employment of Machine Gun Sections. This book was released on 2012-09-06 with total page 35 pages. Book excerpt: This book is a translation of articles written in German by the Austro-Hungarian School of Musketry and appearing in a military journal the previous year. What the War Office translators call 'useful instruction' as employed by a potential enemy power - with whom Britain would find itself at war within three years - covers the handling and deployment of machine guns; the duties of a machine gun commander; concealment and other topics. Illustrated with many detailed maps and diagrams. An invaluable read.
Read and Download LCDR Daniel J. Kenda book Lessons Learned From The Use Of The Machine Gun During The Russo Japanese War in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Full book Lessons Learned From The Use Of The Machine Gun During The Russo Japanese War. This book was released on 2014-08-15 with total page 106 pages. Book excerpt: Dr. Richard Gatling invented the world’s first practical machine gun in 1862. Between that weapon and subsequent improved designs, the world’s armies had roughly 50 years to adopt the machine gun and perfect its employment before it helped wreak the carnage of World War I. However, for some reason or combination of reasons, none of the armies of the day saw fit to do so. This thesis explores the potential explanations behind this phenomenon by using the Russo-Japanese War as a case study. The Russo-Japanese War should have demonstrated to the world how the machine gun fundamentally altered the conduct of land warfare, especially since the major world powers all sent military observers to report on the war’s events. This thesis will show, however, that because of a complex combination of the prevalent military tactical culture, bureaucratic pragmatism and logistical concerns, the five major protagonist armies of World War I generally failed to apply the lessons they learned about machine-gun employment from the Russo-Japanese War and as a result were completely surprised by the weapon’s impact on the battlefield ten years later.
Read and Download Chris McNab book The FN Minimi Light Machine Gun in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Full book The FN Minimi Light Machine Gun. This book was released on 2017-02-23 with total page 84 pages. Book excerpt: In 1974, renowned Belgian arms company Fabrique Nationale brought out a ground-breaking new light machine gun, the Minimi. Its success has been meteoric, arming more than 45 countries around the world. The Minimi offers the ultimate in portable firepower. Firing the high-velocity 5.56×45mm round, the Minimi is a gas-operated, lightweight, belt- or magazine-fed weapon, able to burn through cartridges at a cyclical rate of up to 1,150 rounds per minute, making it the weapon of choice for fire support at squad level. This study uses gripping first-hand accounts and striking combat photographs, following the Minimi to war zones such as Iraq and Afghanistan. It tracks its design and development, as well as investigating what has made it so compelling a choice for armed forces around the world for more than 40 years.
Read and Download John Walter book Hotchkiss Machine Guns in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Full book Hotchkiss Machine Guns. This book was released on 2019-11-28 with total page 81 pages. Book excerpt: 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 War. The gun, quirky though it was, was successful enough to persuade Laurence Benét and Henri Mercié to develop the Modèle Portative: a man-portable version which, it was hoped, could move with infantrymen as they advanced. Later mounted on tanks and aircraft, it became the first automatic weapon to obtain a 'kill' in aerial combat. Though it served the French and US armies during World War I (and also the British in areas where French and British units fought alongside each other), the Odkolek-Hotchkiss system was to have its longest-term effect in Japan. Here, a succession of derivatives found favour in theatres of operations in which water-cooling could be more of a liability than an asset. When US forces landed on Saipan, Guam and Iwo Jima, battling their way from island to island across the Pacific, it was the 'Woodpecker' – the Type 92 Hotchkiss, with its characteristically slow rate of fire – which cut swathes through their ranks. Supported by contemporary photographs and full-colour illustrations, this title explores the exciting and eventful history of the first successful gas-operated machine gun.
Read and Download James H. Willbanks book Machine Guns in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Full book Machine Guns. This book was released on 2004-11-23 with total page 284 pages. Book excerpt: The machine gun—often called the killing machine—revolutionized modern ground combat, brought an end to the traditional infantry and cavalry charge, and changed the battlefields of war forever. This volume in the Weapons and Warfare series describes the history of machine guns from the mid-19th century to the present, following both the evolution of small arms technology and the impact of machine guns on the battlefield, on military strategy, and on human society. This book discusses subjects ranging from the forerunners of mechanical and automatic guns, to the unusual history of the Civil War-era Gatling gun (the first practical machine gun, not used by the Union army because Gatling was a Southerner), to the machine guns developed for the world wars and those for present day use. Readers will see how the advent of the machine gun revolutionized ground combat—and how in some instances, technology outran tactics and doctrines, with disastrous consequences.
Read and Download Chris McNab book Soviet Machine Guns of World War II in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Full book Soviet Machine Guns of World War II. This book was released on 2022-02-17 with total page 81 pages. Book excerpt: This study looks at how the Soviet armed forces developed and deployed a range of machine guns that fitted with their offensive and defensive infantry tactics across six years of total war. In 1939, three machine guns dominated the Red Army's front-line infantry firepower – the DShK 1938 heavy machine gun, the PM M1910 medium/heavy machine gun and the Degtyaryov DP-27, a lighter, bipod-mounted support weapon. Confronted by cutting-edge German technology during the Great Patriotic War (1941–45), the Soviets responded with the development of new weaponry, including the RPD light machine gun, the 7.62×54mmR SG43 medium machine gun and the improved version of the DP-27, the DPM. Taken together, all these weapons gave the Red Army a more practical range of support weapons, better able to challenge the Germans for fire superiority on the battlefield. Fully illustrated, this study explains the technology and the tactics of these machine guns. Noted authority Chris McNab sets out how these machine guns were distributed and tactically applied and provides numerous examples of the weapons in action, from assault teams on the streets of Stalingrad to tank crews struggling for survival at Kursk. The book also reflects upon the weapons' post-war service; many of the machine guns remain in front-line use today. Illustrated with high-quality photographs and specially commissioned artwork, this is a deep analysis of these essential tools of warfare within the Soviet forces.
Read and Download United States. Army. Ordnance Department book Antiaircraft Mat riel for Machine Guns in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Full book Antiaircraft Mat riel for Machine Guns. This book was released on 1920 with total page 178 pages. Book excerpt:
Read and Download Hans Seidler book German Machine Guns in the Second World War in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Full book German Machine Guns in the Second World War. This book was released on 2013-07-03 with total page 160 pages. Book excerpt: German Machine Guns of the Second World War is a highly illustrated record of the German war machine between 1939 1945. Many of the photographs, all from the authors collection, come originally from the albums of individuals who took part in the war.??Arranged by theatre chronologically, the book analyses the development of the machine gun and describes how the Germans carefully utilised weapons such as the MG34 and the much vaunted MG42 into both offensive and defensive roles. Supported by a host of other machine guns like the MP28, MP38/40 and the lethal Sturmgerher 44, it depicts how these formidable machine guns fought against an ever increasing enemy threat.??Using over 250 rare and unpublished photographs together with detailed captions and accompanying text, this book provides a unique insight into German weaponry from early Blitzkrieg campaigns to the final demise of the Nazi empire.
Read and Download Gordon L. Rottman book Browning 30 caliber Machine Guns in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Full book Browning 30 caliber Machine Guns. This book was released on 2014-02-20 with total page 81 pages. Book excerpt: First adopted in 1917, the rugged and reliable Browning .30-caliber machine gun remained in US service into the Vietnam era, and is still occasionally found in use elsewhere even today. Produced in both water-cooled and air-cooled versions, it has been employed in every imaginable role for a machine gun – antipersonnel, antiaircraft, mounted on aircraft as both defensive and offensive armament, defensive armament aboard vehicles (armored and soft-skin), mounted on watercraft, and others. Employing gripping first-hand testimony and featuring specially commissioned illustrations and detailed photographs, many in color, this lively study of the Browning .30-caliber machine gun reveals the origins, combat history and legacy of this versatile and dependable weapon.