• Weapons of WWII (Military Missions)

    This book describes the weapons and vehicles of all the countries that fought in World War II. It offers an excellent overview of the diverse weaponry used by both the Axis Powers and the Allies. The weapons described here range from the small pistol to the 75 ton battle tank and examines every area of military technology from infantry arms to submarines and includes a chapter on special weapons.

    • ASIN: 1474832075

  • TM E9-369A German 88-mm Antiaircraft Gun Material Technical Manual

    The 88-mm gun was a German anti-aircraft and anti-tank artillery gun from World War II. It was used substantially by Germany throughout the war, and was one of the most recognized German weapons of the war. Development of the 88-mm led to a wide variety of weapons. The 88-mm name applies to a series of guns, the first one officially called the Flak 18, then the improved Flak 36, and later the Flak 37. Flak is a contraction of the German word Flugzeugabwehrkanone, meaning "aircraft-defense cannon", the original purpose of the eighty-eight. In English, "flak" became a generic term for ground anti-aircraft fire. In informal German use, the guns were universally known as the Acht-acht, meaning eighty-eight. During the North African campaign, German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, also known as The Desert Fox, made the most effective use of the weapon, as he lured tanks of the British 8th Army into traps by baiting them with apparently retreating tanks. When the enemy tanks pursued, hidden 88-mm guns picked them off at ranges far beyond those of the tank’s guns. A mere two flak battalions destroyed 264 tanks throughout 1941. Created in 1943, this technical manual reveals a great deal about the 88-mm’s design and capabilities. Intended as a manual for those responsible for operation an...

    • ASIN: 1937684547

  • Zvezda Models 1/72 Soviet 37mm Anti-Aircraft Gun Type 61K With Crew

    Soviet 37-mm Anti-Aircraft Gun 61-K with Crew, World War II: Barbarossa 1941 expansion set, Manufacturer: Zvezda Games

    • Brand: Zvezda Models
    • ASIN: B004Q8GJ8E

  • Axis Armoured Fighting Vehicles of the Second World War: Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives (Images of War)

    During the Second World War the Axis powers, most prolifically the Germans, deployed a vast array of armored fighting vehicles to support their tanks and infantry. These included tank destroyers, reconnaissance vehicles, flame-thrower vehicles, and self-propelled artillery pieces. Armored tank destroyers, such as the Marder series, the Nashorn, Jagdpanther, Jagdtiger and the turretless German Stu III series (based on the Panzer III medium tank), helped the Nazis overcome their shortage of tanks. Copying the Stu III series the Italians created the turretless Semovente da 75/18 assault gun and the Hungarians the turretless Zrinyi. In the role of self-propelled artillery the German fielded the Hummel, the Wespe and the Grille while the Brummbar and the Sturmtiger performed in the dedicated assault gun role. For armored reconnaissance German industry came up with a series of capable armored cars; examples were the eight-wheel Puma and the full-tracked Luchs reconnaissance tank. The Italians developed the impressive four-wheel Autoblinda armored cars. Specialized antiaircraft tanks such the Mobelwagen, Wirbelwind and the Ostwind gave some protection against the ever more powerful Allied air forces. This fine book covers all these variants and many more besides in words and rare images...

    • ASIN: 1473887046

  • TM 9-252 Bofors 40-mm Automatic Gun M1 (AA) and 40-mm Antiaircraft Gun Carriages: M2 and M2A1 Technical Manual

    The Bofors 40-mm gun is an anti-aircraft, multi-purpose autocannon designed in the 1930s by the Swedish arms manufacturer AB Bofors. It was one of the most popular anti-aircraft systems during World War II, used by most of the western Allies as well as the Axis powers. The cannon remains in service as of 2013, making it one of the longest serving artillery pieces of all time as well as the most wide spread. During World War II, In order to supply both the United States Army and Navy with a much greater number of guns, Chrysler began mass production. Over the lifetime of the production, their engineers introduced numerous additional changes to make the manufacturing process more efficient, eventually reducing the overall time needed to build a gun by half. In U.S. Army service, the single mount Bofors was known as the 40-mm Automatic Gun M1. The U.S. version of the gun fired three variants of the British Mark II high explosive shell as well as the M81A1 armor-piercing round, which was capable of penetrating some fifty millimeters of homogeneous armor plate at a range of 500 yards. Created in 1944, this technical manual reveals a great deal about the 40-mm Automatic Gun M1’s design and capabilities. Intended as a manual for those charged with operation and maintenance, it details...

    • ASIN: 1937684415

  • Self-Propelled Anti-Tank and Anti-Aircraft Guns#(World War II Fact Files)

    Self-Propelled Anti-Tank and Anti-Aircraft Guns

    • ASIN: 0668038977

  • The Heavy Flak Guns, 1933-1945: 88Mm, 105Mm, 128Mm, 150Mm, and Ballistic Directional Equipment

    Superb study of the 88, 105, 128 and 150mm guns.

    • Brand: Brand: Schiffer Pub Ltd
    • ASIN: 0887402631

  • Fifty Missions over Europe

    When John Shular died in 1996, his family found a diary detailing the fifty missions he had flown as a bombardier aboard a B-17 in the Second World War. He spoke to no one of the diary during his life. In Fifty Missions over Europe, Shular's family shares this diary that offers unique insight into the brutal and terrifying lives of the American airmen who fought and won the air war over Europe. The diary begins in July of 1944 in Foggia, Italy, when Shular flew his first bombing flight, a time when aircrews faced an 89 percent casualty rate. He completed his fiftieth mission December 9, 1944. With photos included, the diary is presented here exactly as Shular penned it. Footnotes have been added to the text to explain abbreviations, technical jargon, and instances where the text may be unclear. Shular retired from the air corps after twenty years of service in 1963 and taught high school science and business for fifteen years in Southwick, Massachusetts.

    • ASIN: 1491799064

  • U-Boat Versus Aircraft: The Dramatic Story Behind U-Boat Claims in Gun Action with Aircraft in World War II

    The claims of victories by the German U-boats are compared with the lists of RAF losses and the results are not always what has been previously recorded.

    • Brand: Brand: Grub Street
    • ASIN: 1902304020