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  German E-boats 1939-45 (New Vanguard 59)
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German E-boats 1939-45 (New Vanguard 59)
: Gordon Williamson, Ian Palmer
: Osprey Publishing
: 2002
isbn: 1841764450
: 48
: english
: PDF (scan)

By the outbreak of World War II, Germany had done much to replace the Kaiser's High Seas Fleet, which was scuttled following their surrender at the end of World War I. Forced to build anew, the Kriegsmarine possessed some of the most technically advanced warships in existence. Although the heavy units of the fleet were too small in number to pose much of a threat, Germany was particularly well served by her Navy's smaller vessels, in particular the U-Boats and the S-Boats. Known to the allies as the E-Boats ('Enemy'), they performed sterling duties in the Black Sea and English Channel, where they became a particular scourge.
 
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: oleksandr74 | 9-12-2013, 05:40 | : 373   (0)
  M10 and M36 Tank Destroyers 1942-53 (New Vanguard 57)
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M10 and M36 Tank Destroyers 1942-53 (New Vanguard 57)
: Steven Zaloga, Peter Sarson
: Osprey Publishing
: 2002
isbn: 1841764698
: 52
: english
: PDF (scan)

The US Army had a unique tactical doctrine during World War II, placing the emphasis for tank fighting on its Tank Destroyer Command whose main early-war vehicle was the M10 3-inch Gun Motor Carriage, based on the reliable M4A2 Sherman tank chassis. This durable and versatile vehicle saw combat service from the North Africa campaign in 1943. By 1944, its gun was not powerful enough and it was rearmed with the new 90 mm gun, becoming the M36 90mm Gun Motor Carriage. This book details one of the only US armoured vehicles capable of dealing with the Panther and Tiger during the Battle of the Bulge.
 
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: oleksandr74 | 6-12-2013, 02:27 | : 391   (0)
  Infantry Mortars of World War II (New Vanguard 54)
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Infantry Mortars of World War II (New Vanguard 54)
: John Norris, Robert Calow
: Osprey Publishing
: 2002
isbn: 1841764140
: 51
: english
: PDF (scan)

The mortar has proved to be one of the most influential and prevalent infantry support weapons of the 20th century. Throughout the course of World War II many different varieties of this weapon were used by the six main armies of the war: Britain, the USA, the Soviet Union, Germany Italy and Japan. Although the concept of the mortar was similar throughout these armies, calibres and usage varied enormously, dependent upon tactical use and terrain. This title covers all variants from the British 3-in.-equipped 'Heavy Weapon Companies', through to the Soviet12cm mortars, which were incorporated into the Tank Corps for the storming of Berlin in 1945.
 
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: oleksandr74 | 5-12-2013, 06:30 | : 278   (0)
  Cadillac Gage V-100 Commando 1960-71 (New Vanguard 52)
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Cadillac Gage V-100 Commando 1960-71 (New Vanguard 52)
: Richard Lathrop, Jim Laurier
: Osprey Publishing
: 2002
isbn: 1841764159
: 51
: english
: PDF (scan)

Destined to become one of the most influential postwar armored cars, the V-100 Commando was developed by the Cadillac Gage Company in 1962 as a private venture, and the first prototype was completed in the same year. It was designed as a multi-purpose vehicle and could function as an 11-man personnel carrier, reconnaissance vehicle, convoy escort, command or patrol car and a riot vehicle. The V-100 was tested and evaluated in Vietnam before full-scale production began in 1964. It saw widespread use in Vietnam by both US and South Vietnamese forces. This title describes the design, development and operational use of the V-100 Commando, including their continued deployment around the world.
 
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: oleksandr74 | 5-12-2013, 04:51 | : 335   (0)
  Viking Longship (New Vanguard 47)
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Viking Longship (New Vanguard 47)
: Keith Durham, Steve Noon
: Osprey Publishing
: 2002
isbn: 1841763497
: 51
: english
: PDF (scan)

Viking longships evolved from one-man canoes of the Scandinavian Stone Age, through wood-built-ships of c. 200 BC into the recognisable longboats of the 4th century AD. From this point, the Viking Longship developed into the pre-eminent raider and trader in the North Sea and Baltic, venturing as far afield as the Mediterranean, North Atlantic and modern-day Russia. Keith Durham uses reconstructions, original sources, translations and archaeological evidence to render a vivid picture of the vessels that dominated the seaways of Scandinavia, founded colonies on Iceland, Greenland and the New World and terrorised the coastlines of northern Europe. Also covered are Norman vessels, including the invasion fleet of William the Conqueror.
 
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: oleksandr74 | 5-12-2013, 04:11 | : 253   (0)
  British Napoleonic Ship-of-the-Line (New Vanguard 42)
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British Napoleonic Ship-of-the-Line (New Vanguard 42)
: Angus Konstam, Tony Bryan
: Osprey Publishing
isbn: 184176308X
: 52
: english
: PDF (scan)

The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars encompassed a period when rival European fleets vied for naval supremacy, and naval tactics were evolving. The British Royal Navy emerged triumphant as the leading world sea power, and the epitome of Britannic naval strength was the Ship-of-the-Line. These 'wooden walls' were more than merely floating gun batteries: they contained a crew of up to 800 men, and often had to remain at sea for extended periods. This book offers detailed coverage of the complex vessels that were the largest man-made structures produced in the pre-Industrial era.
 
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: oleksandr74 | 29-11-2013, 07:50 | : 418   (0)
  The M47 and M48 Patton Tanks (New Vanguard 31)
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The M47 and M48 Patton Tanks (New Vanguard 31)
: Steven Zaloga, Jim Laurier
: Osprey Publishing
: 1999
isbn: 1855328259
: 52
: english
: PDF (scan)

With Cold War fears mounting, the M47 and M48 were rushed into production teething troubles were inevitable. In the decade that followed, however, these tanks proved to be the backbone of US armoured units. In its lifetime, the Patton has played vital roles in three wars, including Vietnam, and has served with more than 25 nations; it has spawned derivatives such as the Armored Vehicle Launched Bridge, an anti-aircraft variant, and has undergone diverse armament modifications. This book provides a comprehensive view of the M47 and M48 Patton tanks, combining technical information with fascinating accounts of the performance, development and deployment of this battle-tested and truly international fighting machine.
 
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: oleksandr74 | 24-10-2013, 10:41 | : 341   (0)
  Amtracs US Amphibious Assault Vehicles (New Vanguard 30)
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Amtracs US Amphibious Assault Vehicles (New Vanguard 30)
: Steven Zaloga, Terry Hadler
: Osprey Publishing
: 1999
isbn: 185532850X
: 49
: english
: PDF (scan)

The first prototype for the LVT (Landing Vehicle Tracked) was completed in July 1941, its design based on the Alligator, a tracked amphibious vehicle developed for rescue operations in the swamps of Florida. Though the early conception of amtrac operations envisioned using LVTs solely as supply vehicles, at Tarawa amtracs demonstrated their utility as assault vehicles to carry troops, leading to the development of new models. This book covers the evolution of amtracs, from the first LVT-1 to the LVT-7; their numerous variants; and their use throughout World War II and beyond.
 
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: oleksandr74 | 24-10-2013, 09:44 | : 307   (0)
  American Civil War Artillery 1861-1865 (2): Heavy Artillery (New Vanguard 40)
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American Civil War Artillery 1861-1865 (2): Heavy Artillery (New Vanguard 40)
: Philip Katcher, Tony Bryan
: Osprey Publishing
: 2001
isbn: 1841762199
: 51
: english
: PDF (scan)

Because of the length of the coastline of the United States, from the beginning American ordnance and engineers placed an emphasis on heavy artillery mounted in coastal defences. The Union army organised its 'Heavy Artillery' into separate regiments, uniformed and equipped differently. While the Field Artillery was assigned across the fighting fronts Heavy Artillery units served the big guns in the forts and the defences of Washington. The Confederates did not differentiate types of artillery and those that became known as Heavy Artillery did so through informal association rather than formal designation. This book details the development and usage of the big guns.
 
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: oleksandr74 | 24-10-2013, 07:21 | : 489   (0)
  American Civil War Artillery 1861-65 (1): Field Artillery (New Vanguard 38)
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American Civil War Artillery 1861-65 (1): Field Artillery (New Vanguard 38)
: Philip Katcher, Tony Bryan
: Osprey Publishing
: 2002
isbn: 1841762180
: 51
: english
: PDF (scan)

Perhaps the most influential arm of either army in the prosecution of the American Civil War, the artillery of both sides grew to be highly professional organizations, centralizing their artillery, organizing artillery battalions from individual batteries and giving their commanders higher ranks than field artillerymen had previously held. In battle, the introduction of the 12-pdr. Napoleon , followed closely by rifled cannon, provided a range and power previously unknown on American soil. This book details this vital cog in the war-machine of both sides.
 
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: oleksandr74 | 24-10-2013, 04:07 | : 372   (0)
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