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  Panzerkampfwagen IV Medium Tank 1936-1945 - (New Vanguard, 028)
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Panzerkampfwagen IV Medium Tank 1936-1945 - (New Vanguard, 028)
: Bryan Perrett, Jim Laurier
: Osprey
: 1999
isbn: 1855328437
: 49
: english
: PDF (scan)

The PzKpfw IV was essentially an integrated support weapon, and its involvement in WWII is difficult to separate from the story of the Panzerwaffe as a whole. A powerful and robust fighting machine, the PzKpfw IV was supplied to various allies of Germany, and remained in service with the Spanish and Finnish armies for some time after the end of the war. In the glory years of 1942-43 the PzKpfw IV was the mainstay of the Panzerwaffe, and Bryan Perrett's in-depth examination of this prolific fighting machine does full justice to the fascinating history and technical details of one of the greatest armoured vehicles ever to have fought.
 
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: flashsoft | 25-02-2006, 00:00 | : 875   (0)
  Greek and Roman Artillery 399 BC-AD 363 - (New Vanguard, 089)
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Greek and Roman Artillery 399 BC-AD 363 - (New Vanguard, 089)
: B.Campbell, B.Delf
: Osprey
: 2003
isbn: 1-84176-634-8
: 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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: flashsoft | 16-02-2006, 00:00 | : 867   (0)
  T-72 Main Battle Tank 1974-1993 - (New Vanguard, 006)
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T-72 Main Battle Tank 1974-1993 - (New Vanguard, 006)
: Steven Zaloga, Michael Jerchel
: Osprey
: 1993
isbn: 1855323389
: 50
: english
: PDF (scan)

The Russian T-72 Ural tank is the most widely-deployed main battle tank of the current generation. Used by the armies of the former Warsaw pact and Soviet Union, it has also been exported in large numbers to many of the states in the Middle East. This book reveals the previously secret history behind the tank. Steven J Zaloga examines the conditions under which the T-72 was designed and produced. Technical aspects of the weapon are also discussed, including its EDZ reactive armour which, when it first appeared in December 1984, gave NATO a nasty shock.
 
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: flashsoft | 16-02-2006, 00:00 | : 846   (0)
  German Destroyers 1939-1945 - (New Vanguard, 091)
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German Destroyers 1939-1945 - (New Vanguard, 091)
: Gordon Williamson, Ian Palmer
: Osprey
: 2003
isbn: 184176504X
: 50
: english
: PDF (scan)

The German destroyer fleet of World War II consisted of nine classes: the Diether Von Roeder Class, the Leberecht Maas Class and the wartime classes Z23, Z35, Z37, Z40, Z43, Z46 and Z52. These vessels, though fewer in number than the British destroyer fleet, tended to be much bigger and more powerful than their allied counterparts. They served their country well in operations in the Channel, North Sea, the Far North and in the rescue of civilians from East Prussia during the final days of the war. This title describes their design, development and operational use from the fjords of Narvik to the final days of the war.
 
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: flashsoft | 16-02-2006, 00:00 | : 871   (0)
  V-1 Flying Bomb 1942-52 - (New Vanguard, 106)
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V-1 Flying Bomb 1942-52 - (New Vanguard, 106)
: S.Zagola, J.Laurier
: Osprey
: 2005
isbn: 1-84176-791-3
: 51
: english
: PDF (scan)

The first deployment of the V-1 was in June 1944 when, following two years of tests, Hitler gave the order to attack England. Known to the Allies as the "Buzz Bomb" or "Doodlebug", the V-1 was the world's first cruise missile. This book explores the V-1 in detail, from its initial concept, first use in 1944, the various Allied counter-measures, and the later use of the V-1 during the Battle of the Bulge. The major foreign derivatives, including the US copy "JB-2 Loon" and numerous post-war Soviet variants, are also covered.
 
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: flashsoft | 31-10-2005, 00:00 | : 690   (0)
  Siege Weapons of The Far East (1) AD 612-1300 - (New Vanguard, 043)
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Siege Weapons of The Far East (1) AD 612-1300 - (New Vanguard, 043)
: Stephan Turnbull, Wayne Reynolds
: Osprey
: 2001
isbn: 1-84176-339-X
: 53
: english
: PDF (scan)

The prevalence of particular fortress types in medieval China, Mongolia, Japan and Korea demanded the evolution of different modes of siege warfare in each country. The wealthy walled towns of China, the mountain fortresses of Korea and the military outposts of Japan each presented different challenges to besieging forces, and this book reveals the diversity of tactics that were developed to meet these challenges. Most of the Far Eastern weaponry of this period originated in China, but was adapted to fit the demands of siegecraft across the region and the individual strengths and weaknesses of each piece of machinery are studied here.
 
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: flashsoft | 31-10-2005, 00:00 | : 767   (1)
  Fighting Ships of the Far East (2) - Japan and Korea Ad 612-1639 - (New Vanguard, 063)
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Fighting Ships of the Far East (2) - Japan and Korea Ad 612-1639 - (New Vanguard, 063)
: Stephan Turnbull, Wayne Reynolds
: Osprey
: 2003
isbn: 1-84176-478-7
: 52
: english
: PDF (scan)

Over the centuries, naval relations between Japan and Korea appear to have alternated between peaceful trade and outright hostility. However, this impression can be misleading, as much of what passed for mercantile activity was in fact conducted by Japanese pirate fleets, who pillaged the coasts of Korea and China in a long-lasting tradition that culminated in the greatest pirate raid of all: Hideyoshi's invasion of Korea in 1592. This was the conflict that involved Ming China and almost dragged in Siam. It also led to Korea developing East Asia's most famous warship: the legendary turtle ship, which is described for the first time in full technical detail in this book.
 
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: flashsoft | 31-10-2005, 00:00 | : 727   (0)
  Fighting Ships of the Far East (1) - China and Southeast Asia 202 BC-AD 1419 - (New Vanguard, 061)
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Fighting Ships of the Far East (1) - China and Southeast Asia 202 BC-AD 1419 - (New Vanguard, 061)
: Stephan Turnbull, Wayne Reynolds
: Osprey
: 2002
isbn: 1-84176-386-1
: 52
: english
: PDF (scan)

Fighting Ships of the Far East (1) adds enormously to the hitherto small corpus of knowledge about a fascinating and little known subject. Using detailed descriptions, accurate cutaway plates and reliable historical examples, this book covers the history of Chinese ship design and naval warfare from the beginning of the Han dynasty to the first few years of the Ming dynasty. The epic battle of Lake Poyang in in 1363, won by the man who was to become the first Ming Emperor, is also detailed.
 
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: flashsoft | 31-10-2005, 00:00 | : 821   (0)
  Siege Weapons of The Far East (2) AD 960-1644 - (New Vanguard, 044)
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Siege Weapons of The Far East (2) AD 960-1644 - (New Vanguard, 044)
: Stephan Turnbull, Wayne Reynolds
: Osprey
: 2002
isbn: 1841763403
: 52
: english
: PDF (scan)

From the 11th century AD, East Asian armies made increasing use of exploding missiles and siege cannon to reduce the fortifications of their enemies. Some of these weapons were very similar to those used in Europe - for example, the heavy siege cannon used in the siege of P'yongyang during the Japanese invasion in the late 16th century. Others, like the Korean hwach'a carts mounting over a hundred rockets that were used to bombard the Japanese at Haengiu in 1593, were very different from their European contemporaries. This book details the design and use of the wide range of weaponry available during this period.
 
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: flashsoft | 31-10-2005, 00:00 | : 601   (0)
  M8 Greyhound Light Armored Car 1941-91 - (New Vanguard, 053)
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M8 Greyhound Light Armored Car 1941-91 - (New Vanguard, 053)
: Steven J. Zaloga, Tony Bryan
: Osprey
: 2002
isbn: 184176468X
: 50
: english
: PDF (scan)

The M8 light armored car was the only significant wheeled combat vehicle used by the US Army in World War II. In conjunction with the lightly armed utility version, the M20, it was the staple of the army's cavalry squadrons for use in reconnaissance and scouting. First entering combat in Italy in 1943, it was widely used throughout the campaign in northwest Europe, though its off-road performance was found to be wanting. This title describes the design and development of the M8, covering the many variants that were produced during World War II and afterwards, along with a comprehensive survey of its operational use.
 
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: flashsoft | 31-10-2005, 00:00 | : 813   (0)
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