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Machine Guns of Two World Wars (Greenhill Military Manuals)

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This compact reference guide, by respected expert John Walter, provides descriptions, technical specifications and illustrations of the machine guns used in the WWI and WWII, some of which v such as the 0.50 Browning v are still in service today. Many were produced in huge numbers, though it is difficult to provide accurate totals. The US is believed to have made 2.6 million guns between the attack on Pearl Harbor (7 December 1941) and the end of the campaigns in the Far East (August 1945); German output in 1939v45 totaled 1.2 million; and Soviet claims suggest that more than 1.5 million machine guns of all types and calibres were made during the Great Patriotic War. By contrast, between 1939 and 1944, Britain produced less than a million machine guns, concentrating instead on submachine-guns. Walter details and compares weapons produced in these countries and others, including Denmark, Austria-Hungary, Italy, Romania, Yugoslavia, Poland and Turkey.

Synopsis:

This compact reference guide, by respected expert John Walter, provides descriptions, technical specifications and illustrations of the machine guns used in the Second World War, some of which - such as the 0.50 Browning - are still in service today. Walter details and compares weapons produced in these countries and others, including Denmark, Austria-Hungary, Italy, Romania, Yugoslavia, Poland and Turkey.

About the Author

John Walter is a respected authority on all aspects of weaponry and is the author of The Luger Story and Rifles of the World.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781853676062
Author:
Walter, John
Publisher:
Greenhill Books
Subject:
Military - Weapons
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
Military - World War I
Subject:
World War, 1914-1918
Copyright:
Edition Description:
First
Series:
Greenhill Military Manuals
Publication Date:
20060219
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
8.66x6.24x.65 in. .91 lbs.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Military » General
History and Social Science » Military » General History
History and Social Science » Military » Guides and Manuals
History and Social Science » Military » Weapons » General
Reference » Science Reference » Technology

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This compact reference guide, by respected expert John Walter, provides descriptions, technical specifications and illustrations of the machine guns used in the Second World War, some of which - such as the 0.50 Browning - are still in service today. Walter details and compares weapons produced in these countries and others, including Denmark, Austria-Hungary, Italy, Romania, Yugoslavia, Poland and Turkey.
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