F-16 Fighting Falcons by David F. Brown, Robert F. Dorr

By David F. Brown, Robert F. Dorr

The "electric jet" or "Viper" (as the F-16 is popularly recognized within the US Air strength) is usually considered as the best dogfighter on the planet. however the F-16 is greater than a MIG killer - again and again this plane has tested its ground-attack functions, so much lately in Operation desolate tract typhoon opposed to Iraq forces through the liberation of Kuwait initially of 1991.

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Italian Militiaman 1260-1392 by David Nicolle, Christa Hook

By David Nicolle, Christa Hook

Medieval Italy used to be characterised via average conflict between its quite a few city-states, in addition to inner strife inside comunes as aristocratic factions fought one another for domination of the towns' governments. during this context, Italian conflict constructed fast, with the crossbow enjoying a key function in enhancing the armour know-how of the Italian urban militias that used them. This e-book lines the evolution of the Italian militiaman, delivering a complete view of all features of the overdue medieval Italian urban militias, from the weaponry, attitudes and social backgrounds in their participants, to the political context that made such formations helpful.

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Greek & Roman Artillery 399 BC-AD 363 by Duncan B Campbell

By Duncan B Campbell

Greek & Roman Artillery 399 BC-AD 363 [Osprey New leading edge 089] ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ,ТЕХНИКА Автор: Duncan B. Campbell: Название: Greek & Roman Artillery 399 BC-AD 363 [Osprey New forefront 089]:Серия: Osprey New leading edge 089:Издательство: Osprey Publishing Ltd:Страниц: 51:Язык: Английский:Год: 2003:Формат: pdf:Размер: 12,7 Mb: Описание (About this book): The catapult (katapeltikon) used to be invented lower than the patronage of Dionysius I, tyrant of Syracuse, within the 4th century bc. at the start simply the arrow-firing variation used to be used, and it was once no longer till the reign of Alexander the good that stone-projecting catapults have been brought. The Romans followed those guns through the Punic Wars and extra constructed them, earlier than introducing the recent arrow-firing ballista and stone-throwing onager. This name lines the customarily debatable layout, improvement and development of those guns through the background of the classical international. sixty eight

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Iran's Military Forces and Warfighting Capabilities: The by Anthony H. Cordesman

By Anthony H. Cordesman

International locations around the globe are doubtful and concerned approximately Iran's intentions within the center East and the broader worldwide area. Its present president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has made no mystery of his competition to Western society, rather Israel, and his wish to collect nuclear guns. even if, as Anthony H. Cordesman and Martin Kleiber indicate, Ahmadinejad doesn't inevitably communicate for the Iranian clerical regime, who function in a cloud of secrecy and in addition at once keep an eye on Iran's army. Given the ambiguous nature of Iran's international pursuits, this new examine makes a speciality of the tangible elements of Iran's army forces and takes an target examine the sensible threats that Iran poses to the area and the area. The authors systematically examine each one point of Iranian army forces from their traditional armies to their uneven hazard through proxy wars within the region.Much awareness in nationwide protection debates is paid to Iran's intentions with no first figuring out its services. missing this kind of basic realizing, a lot of this hypothesis has a tendency to be wasted and beside the point to what might truly occur within the occasion of a clash. Cordesman and Kleiber's research presents, in meticulous aspect, a foundation for knowing the real looking danger that Iran poses to the Northern Gulf.

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Sukhoi Su-25 Frogfoot: The Soviet Union's Tank-buster by Yefim Gordon

By Yefim Gordon

This e-book describes the Su-25s improvement historical past and its huge strive against occupation beginning with Operation Romb. the categories Afghan battle involvement gets large assurance as does the Su-25s use within the Chechen Wars. a close checklist is given of the categories many operators, which even integrated a NATO nation (Slovakia).

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Panzerjäger vs. Kv-1 by Robert Forczyk

By Robert Forczyk

At the Soviet aspect, established upon classes from the Spanish Civil battle, the pink military determined to strengthen a heavy “breakthrough” tank to spoil enemy infantry defenses. This ended in the KV-1 and KV-2 tanks, brought in 1939. firstly of Operation Barbarossa, either those tanks have been almost invulnerable to the guns of the Panzerjäger and tested their skill to overrun German infantry on a number of events. This virtue gave the pink military a window of chance among the autumn of 1941 and the spring of 1942 to take advantage of their heavy tanks to repel the German invasion in a sequence of determined counteroffensives. but the window of Soviet virtue used to be a slender one and the duel among the Soviet KV heavy tanks and German Panzerjäger had an immense influence upon the fight for the strategic initiative in 1941-42.

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Weapons of Choice: The Development of Precision Guided by Paul G. Gillespie

By Paul G. Gillespie

Background and deployment of shrewdpermanent weapons.In the USA, efforts to boost precision guided munitions—PGMs—began in the course of the First global conflict and led to an 'aerial torpedo' via the Twenties. whereas international conflict II used to be ruled via large-scale strategic bombing—essentially throwing out lots of free-falling munitions within the wish they hit whatever important—both aspects within the struggle labored to boost airborne munitions which may be urged towards a aim. in spite of the fact that after that conflict, U.S. nationwide defense coverage curious about the atomic bomb, hardly ever a weapon that had to be directed with accuracy.The expense of emphasis on atomic guns was once published within the normal unsuitability of yank strategies and guns deployment platforms in the course of the Vietnam struggle. classes discovered in that clash, coupled with fast technological advancements in aerodynamics, lasers, and solid-state electronics, introduced air strength dramatically toward the "surgical strike" now obvious as an important to trendy battle. New expertise created appealing offerings and ideas for American policymakers in addition to box commanders, and occasions within the Arab-Israeli wars, the U.S. raid on Libya, and so much dramatically within the first Gulf warfare created an ever-increasing call for for the precision weapons.The prospect of pinpoint supply of guns correct to the enemy's door via rushing plane turns out to presage conflict during which the messy and politically dicy deployment of floor troops is mindless. The strength of such guns, and their strategic barriers, made the Gulf warfare and Iraqi battle dwelling theater for assessing what such guns can and can't do and feature very important implications for making plans for destiny conflict.

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