The Medieval Archer by Jim Bradbury

By Jim Bradbury

`It is a satisfaction to learn a ebook which recognises the value of battle in medieval times...also...discusses the altering function of the archer in medieval society.' SIR STEVEN RUNCIMAN This publication strains the background of the archer within the medieval interval, from the Norman Conquest to the Wars of the Roses. From an in depth research of early facts, Mr Bradbury indicates that the archer's position ahead of the time of Edward i used to be an immense yet infrequently documentedone, and that his new prominence within the fourteenth century was once the results of alterations in improvement of army strategies instead of the creation of the well-known `longbow'. A moment thread of the booklet examines the archer'srole in society, with specific connection with that almost all recognized of all archers, Robin Hood. the ultimate chapters examine the archer within the early 15th century after which chronicle the increase of the handgun because the significant infantry weapon on the bow's rate.

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M998 HMMWV Hummer and Derivatives by Francois Verlinden

By Francois Verlinden

106 complete colour element images, 36 U.S. military TECHNICAL DRAWINGS this is often the 7th installment within the WARMACHINES sequence, masking information of the M998 HUMMER Cargo/Troop provider, the M1025 M1026 Armored Armament service, the M966 Armored TOW provider, the M996 2 muddle Armored Ambulance, the M997 4-Litter Armored Ambulance, the M1037 preserve provider, and the M998 STINGER service. Used largely within the 1991 Gulf struggle, this car is easily documented during this ebook with first-class pictures of info reminiscent of radio apparatus, powerplant, suspension, drivers controls, shipment mattress, armament, ammunition, stowage, box workouts, and box conversions. contains wartime images from the Persian Gulf. an invaluable picture reference for the army fanatic, scale modeler, or historian.

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Japanese Army Air Force Camouflage and Markings World War II by Donald W. Thorpe, Yasuo Oishi, Lloyd S. Jones

By Donald W. Thorpe, Yasuo Oishi, Lloyd S. Jones

Книга eastern military Air strength Camouflage and Markings global conflict II eastern military Air strength Camouflage and Markings international conflict II Книги Вооружение Автор: Donald W. Thorpe Год издания: 1968 Формат: pdf Издат.:Aero Publishers Страниц: 208 Размер: 25.66 ISBN: 0816865795 Язык: Английский0 (голосов: zero) Оценка:When this ebook seemed in 1968, it set the traditional for different books to stick with. at the moment there has been now not a lot released approximately eastern planes in English, and this publication gave a very good assessment of lots of the planes utilized by the JAAF, plus their camouflage and markings, which untill then used to be an unknown quarter outdoor of Japan itself.Hundreds of illustrations - b& w pictures, line drawings, profiles and three-views. Over a hundred and twenty color profiles plus many tail illustrations in color.

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Ballistic materials and penetration mechanics by Roy Laible

By Roy Laible

Ballistic fabrics and Penetration Mechanics offers with ballistically protecting fabrics and penetration mechanics. The booklet discusses ancient and functional concerns of ballistic safeguard, together with metal armor, in addition to ballistic trying out technique, the facility of a protecting fabric to forestall or decelerate a specific projectile, and the theoretical elements of penetration mechanics. It additionally highlights the significance of pressure wave research within the penetration and spalling phenomena.
Organized into 12 chapters, this quantity starts off with an outline of the historical past of the armor and the trendy helmet. It proceeds with a dialogue of adaptations in ballistic attempt tools, mistakes in try equipment, and the significance of the hardness and geometry of either the objective and the projectile. the subsequent chapters specialize in the significance of fibrous armor, fabrics which are visually obvious and proof against penetration via high-energy projectiles and fragments, and obvious armor and ceramic composite armor. The reader can be brought to fabrics utilized in the layout of steel armor, the position of rigidity waves within the penetration challenge, and using desktop simulation to investigate ballistic influence experiments. The e-book appears at numerical options for modeling hypervelocity influence and concludes with a bankruptcy at the penetration mechanics of cloth constructions.

This e-book is a priceless source for scientists operating at govt, commercial, and collage laboratories, in addition to legislations enforcement officials and others who wish details on fabrics that offer the easiest security opposed to harm from affects, explosions, and bullets.

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United States Military Saddles, 1812-1943 by Randy Steffen

By Randy Steffen

A wide a part of American heritage used to be written from the seat of an army saddle. whereas the U.S. military used horse-mounted scuffling with males from the very starting, it used to be within the 19th century - from the last decade prior to the Mexican battle throughout the Indian wars - that the rushing cavalry devices captured the yank imagination.The horse solders remained a part of the military until eventually 1943, while the army switched over them to mechanized forces. on the other hand, West aspect didn't tear down its stables and abandon its riding-proficiency requirement till 1947. The lengthy retention of the cavalry was once because of affection for the reminiscence of the wonderful function of the cavalry in American army history. 

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