Osprey Weapon Series

The Beretta M9 Pistol (Osprey Weapon Series )  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by sawk2x at Oct. 4, 2011
The Beretta M9 Pistol (Osprey Weapon Series )

The Beretta M9 Pistol (Osprey Weapon Series )
Osprey Publishing | 2011 | ISBN-10: 1849085269 | ISBN-13: 978 1849085267 | English | 81 Pages | PDF | 5,1 MB

The Pattern 1853 Enfield Rifle (Osprey Weapon Series)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by sawk2x at July 25, 2011
The Pattern 1853 Enfield Rifle (Osprey Weapon Series)

The Pattern 1853 Enfield Rifle (Osprey Weapon Series)
Osprey Publishing | 2011 | ISBN-10: 1849084858 | ISBN-13: 978-1849084857 | English | 82 Pages | PDF | 4,6 MB

Medieval Handgonnes (Osprey Weapon Series)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by sawk2x at Dec. 10, 2010
Medieval Handgonnes (Osprey Weapon Series)

Medieval Handgonnes (Osprey Weapon Series)
Osprey Publishing | 2010 | ISBN: 1849081557 | English | 82 Pages | PDF | 4,3 MB

In the early 14th century, a new weapon entered the arsenals of European armies. This first generation of black powder weapons put fear into the heart of the enemy and in 1453 Ottoman cannon succeeded in pummelling the once-impregnable walls of Constantinople. But cannons, which are both slow and cumbersome, were difficult to use and often proved inaccurate. The first handgonnes were the answer. Easily dismissed by later historians as nothing more than crude tubes that shot wildly inaccurate lead balls, more recent research has revealed the true accuracy of the medieval handgonne together with its penetrative power. This volume, complete with detailed illustrations and colour photographs of reconstructed handgonnes, reveals the true history of what could easily have been the most revolutionary weapon in history. This book will be a must for medieval enthusiasts and re-enactors.

Katana: The Samurai Sword (Osprey Weapon Series)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by sawk2x at Dec. 10, 2010
Katana: The Samurai Sword (Osprey Weapon Series)

Katana: The Samurai Sword (Osprey Weapon Series)
Osprey Publishing | 2010 | ISBN: 1849081514 | English | 82 Pages | PDF | 5,9 MB

The Samurai sword of Japan is probably the finest edged weapon ever made. This volume by leading Samurai expert Stephen Turnbull reveals the story of how and why it achieved this distinction. Particular attention is paid to the development of the familiar curved blade from the original straight blades, the associated development of Japan's famous steel-making techniques and the challenges from contemporary warfare. Together with the technical details of forging, polishing, mounting and testing; this volume is brought to life with details of the great swordmakers themselves. Moreover, no history of the sword would be complete without a detailed examination of its use in combat, from the greatest Samurai armies to individual duels and revenge killings. Personal accounts allow the reader to discover the art of Japanese swordsmanship in the hands of masters such as Miyamoto Musashi to the unnamed Japanese warrior defending his family's honour. This lively text is perfectly complemented by artwork reconstructions of the sword in use and colour photographs of the swords in use.

Sniper Rifles (Osprey Weapon Series)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by sawk2x at Dec. 10, 2010
Sniper Rifles (Osprey Weapon Series)

Sniper Rifles (Osprey Weapon Series)
Osprey Publishing | 2010 | ISBN: 1849083983 | English | 82 Pages | PDF | 4 MB

This is a technical outline of the history of the sniper rifle, from its introduction in warfare during the Napoleonic wars, through the US Civil War to its current apogee as the most frequently used combat rifle in Iraq and Afghanistan. This book details the development of ammunition, different weapons types including single shot, magazine loading and semi-automatic, as well as the introduction and use of optical sights. Martin Pegler, a leading expert on the history of sniping and former Senior Curator of Firearms at the Royal Armouries Leeds, also details the current advances in technology, such as laser range - finding sights and night vision devices.

The Rocket Propelled Grenade (Osprey Weapon Series)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by sawk2x at Dec. 10, 2010
The Rocket Propelled Grenade (Osprey Weapon Series)

The Rocket Propelled Grenade (Osprey Weapon Series)
Osprey Publishing | 2010 | ISBN: 1849081530 | English | 82 Pages | PDF | 3 MB

The RPG-series of weapons is the most widely used family of lightweight antitank weapons in the world today. RPGs have been used not only against their intended targets, but against personnel, fortifications, buildings, soft-skin vehicles, watercraft, and aircraft. Lightweight, relatively compact, easy to operate and maintain, they meet most of the requirements of any armed group.

The Thompson Submachine Gun (Osprey Weapon Series)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by sawk2x at Dec. 10, 2010
The Thompson Submachine Gun (Osprey Weapon Series)

The Thompson Submachine Gun (Osprey Weapon Series)
Osprey Publishing | 2010 | ISBN: 1849081492 | English | 82 Pages | PDF | 3,6 MB

The Thompson submachine gun, or Tommy gun developed an almost iconic status during the 20th century. It had an unusual beginning, for it was developed during the dying days of World War I as a 'one-man, hand-held machine gun'. The war ended before these first prototypes could be shipped to Europe but once the M1921 Thompson formally entered production it was used by the criminals working in Chicago and New York during the 1920s.

Browning .50 caliber Machine Guns (Osprey Weapons Series)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by sawk2x at Dec. 10, 2010
Browning .50 caliber Machine Guns (Osprey Weapons Series)

Browning .50 caliber Machine Guns (Osprey Weapon Series)
Osprey Publishing | 2010 | ISBN: 1849083304 | English | 82 Pages | PDF | 11,8 MB

The Browning 50-cal has become the longest serving weapon in the US inventory. The fifty has been employed in every imaginable role for a machine gun. It is considered such an effective and reliable weapon that few countries ever attempted to develop an equivalent weapon.

The AK-47 Kalashnikov - series assault rifle (Osprey Weapon 8) (Repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by sawk2x at Oct. 21, 2015
The AK-47 Kalashnikov - series assault rifle (Osprey Weapon 8) (Repost)

The AK-47 Kalashnikov - series assault rifle (Osprey Weapon 8)
Osprey Publishing | 2011 | ISBN: 1849084610 | 81 Pages | True PDF | 7,3 MB

The AK-47 Kalashnikov - series assault rifle (Osprey Weapon)

The AK-47 Kalashnikov - series assault rifle (Osprey Weapon)
Osprey Publishing | 2011 | ISBN: 1849084610 | 81 Pages | PDF | 7,3 MB