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  Space Shuttle Launch System 1972-2004 (New Vanguard 99)
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Space Shuttle Launch System 1972-2004 (New Vanguard 99)
: Mark Lardas, Ian Palmer
: Osprey Publishing
: 2004
isbn: 1841766917
: 51
: english
: PDF (scan)

The Space Shuttle is one of the oldest and most famous manned launch systems the only launch vehicle that has been used for a longer period of time is the Soviet (now Russian) R-7 booster. By the start of the third millennium, the Space Shuttle had carried crews into space over 85 times. Although not a military structure, the Shuttle had been sold as an all-purpose launch system to be used jointly for military and civilian purposes. Featuring full-colour photos throughout, this book covers the design, development and operational history of a unique vehicle.
 
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: oleksandr74 | 16-12-2013, 06:04 | : 249   (0)
  Bell UH-1 Huey "Slicks" 1962-75 (New Vanguard 87)
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Bell UH-1 Huey
: Chris Bishop, Mike Badrocke
: Osprey Publishing
: 2003
isbn: 1841766321
: 51
: english
: PDF (scan)

The US Army requirement for a light utility helicopter was formulated after the Korean War. Bell's Model 204 design won a competition in 1955, and was given the military designation H-40, later renamed the HU-1 Iroquois. The original design called for a helicopter that could be used for transport, airborne battlefield command and control, medical evacuation, fire support co-ordination and search and rescue. Later its missions would be expanded to include troop insertion/extraction, armed escort and special operations. This title details all the technological background behind the development and use of the Huey Slick in Vietnam, as well as covering all the major uses that this transport aircraft was put to.
 
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: oleksandr74 | 16-12-2013, 03:52 | : 256   (0)
  M60 Main Battle Tank 1960-91 (New Vanguard 85)
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M60 Main Battle Tank 1960-91 (New Vanguard 85)
: Richard Lathrop, Jim Laurier
: Osprey Publishing
: 2003
isbn: 1841765511
: 52
: english
: PDF (scan)

Entering service in the early 1960s, the M60 tank was in production for 23 years and formed the backbone of US Army and Marine armoured units during the Cold War. Over 15,000 were built in four basic models: the M60, M60A1, M60A2, and the M60A3. Although the M60 had been phased out of US Army service by the time Iraq invaded Kuwait in 1990, M60s were amongst the first Allied tanks to enter Kuwait City with the US Marines. This book examines the design and deployment of the M60, a very widely used vehicle that is still in service today.
 
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: oleksandr74 | 13-12-2013, 08:40 | : 369   (0)
  Greek and Roman Artillery 399 BC - AD 363 (New Vanguard 89)
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Greek and Roman Artillery 399 BC - AD 363 (New Vanguard 89)
: Tom Jentz, Peter Sarson
: Osprey Publishing
: 2003
isbn: 1841766348
: 51
: english
: PDF (scan)

The catapult (katapeltikon) was invented under the patronage of Dionysius I, tyrant of Syracuse, in the 4th century bc. At first only the arrow-firing variant was used, and it was not until the reign of Alexander the Great that stone-projecting catapults were introduced. The Romans adopted these weapons during the Punic Wars and further developed them, before introducing the new arrow-firing ballista and stone-throwing onager. This title traces the often controversial design, development and construction of these weapons throughout the history of the classical world.
 
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: oleksandr74 | 12-12-2013, 06:52 | : 279   (0)
  M109 155mm Self-Propelled Howitzer 1960-2005 (New Vanguard 86)
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M109 155mm Self-Propelled Howitzer 1960-2005 (New Vanguard 86)
: Steven Zaloga, Tony Bryan
: Osprey Publishing
: 2005
isbn: 1841766313
: 51
: english
: PDF (scan)

Entering service in the early 1960s, the M109 Self-Propelled Howitzer has been in production for 34 years and forms the backbone of US Army and Reserve artillery units. The M109A6 is the latest development of the M109 series and incorporates advanced fire control systems that enable it to have its first rounds on target less than 60 seconds after arriving at firing location. This ability to shift quickly between moving and firing modes avoids counter battery fire and ensures battlefield survivability. This book details an impressive and versatile weapon that has served around the globe in Southeast Asia and in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.
 
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: oleksandr74 | 12-12-2013, 05:56 | : 277   (0)
  M24 Chaffee Light Tank 1943-85 (New Vanguard 77)
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M24 Chaffee Light Tank 1943-85 (New Vanguard 77)
: Steven Zaloga, Jim Laurier
: Osprey Publishing
: 2003
isbn: 1841765406
: 48
: english
: PDF (scan)

The history of US light tanks during World War II is a chequered one. The Light Battalions of US Armored Divisions were initially filled with M3A1 and M5 Stuart tanks, however, on the battlefields of North Africa it was realised that these were disastrously under armoured and gunned, and a replacement, or the abandonment of light tank doctrine, was desperately needed. It wasn't until the last few months of WWII that the M24 Chaffee came into service and it was extensively used in combat from the Battle of the Bulge to the final campaigns in Germany. This book will trace the history of this design, its combat record in World War II, its many variants, and its extensive combat record post 1945.
 
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: oleksandr74 | 10-12-2013, 09:31 | : 375   (0)
  Napoleon's Guns 1792-1815 (2): Heavy and Siege Artillery (New Vanguard 76)
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Napoleon's Guns 1792-1815 (2): Heavy and Siege Artillery (New Vanguard 76)
: Rene Chartrand, Ray Hutchins
: Osprey Publishing
: 2003
isbn: 1841764604
: 51
: english
: PDF (scan)

This volume is the second half of the story of the French artillery during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. It covers the howitzers, mortars and large siege (16- and 24-pdrs) and garrison (8- and 12-pdrs) guns, placing a special emphasis on their role, technical significance and operational use. The introduction of the Gribeauval system put in place a collection of mortars and large guns that were lighter and more manageable than those previously used, while offering first class hitting power.
 
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: oleksandr74 | 10-12-2013, 07:26 | : 400   (0)
  Chieftain Main Battle Tank 1965-2003 (New Vanguard 80)
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Chieftain Main Battle Tank 1965-2003 (New Vanguard 80)
: Simon Dunstan, Peter Sarson
: Osprey Publishing
: 2003
isbn: 1841767190
: 51
: english
: PDF (scan)

The concept of the Main Battle Tank emerged from the Centurion Universal tank that was developed at the end of World War II. Development of its successor began as early as 1951. The Chieftain incorporated significant innovations including a reclining driver position and two-piece ammunition for greater survivability. The tank entered service in 1967 and was the heaviest armed and armoured MBT within the NATO alliance. The Chieftain saw combat during the Iran-Iraq War, with the Kuwaitis during the 1990 Iraqi invasion and with the British Army during the Gulf War of 199091 as special-purpose variants. This book explores the design, development and operation of one of the most influential vehicles used in modern warfare.
 
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: oleksandr74 | 10-12-2013, 01:57 | : 280   (0)
  Renaissance War Galley 1470-1590 (New Vanguard 62)
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Renaissance War Galley 1470-1590 (New Vanguard 62)
: Angus Konstam, Tony Bryan
: Osprey Publishing
: 2002
isbn: 1841764434
: 49
: english
: PDF (scan)

For most of the Renaissance period, naval warfare in the Mediterranean was dominated by the war galley, a unique naval vessel for a momentous age. During the struggle for supremacy between Christian and Muslim powers, war galleys formed the backbone of the rival battlefleets. Different regions of the Mediterranean produced their own versions of the war galley, thereby producing a number of variants on the basic design tailored to the needs and resources of particular nations. This book examines the development of the war galley from its classically inspired resurrection in the 15th century until its demise in the early 17th century, providing the first ever in-depth study of this remarkable war machine.
 
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: oleksandr74 | 10-12-2013, 01:21 | : 270   (0)
  British Napoleonic Artillery 1793-1815 (1): Field Artillery (New Vanguard 60)
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British Napoleonic Artillery 1793-1815 (1): Field Artillery (New Vanguard 60)
: Chris Henry, Brian Delf
: Osprey Publishing
: 2002
isbn: 1841764760
: 51
: english
: PDF (scan)

This title is the first of two volumes examining the artillery equipment of the British forces during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, along with Wellington's campaigns in India. Throughout this period the British Army used both Foot and Horse artillery, principally using either the 9-pounder gun or the 5.5 inch field howitzer in the field. Also covered are the smaller field guns in the 3- and 6-pounder categories and the largest, the 12-pounder field gun. This title covers the design and development of the guns, the organisation of the troops and their operational histories.
 
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: oleksandr74 | 9-12-2013, 07:25 | : 401   (0)
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