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The Illustrated History of Ammunition

By: Ian V Hogg (/35926)
Publisher: Colporteur Press ISBN: 0863990959
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There is an old saying among artillerymen that their weapon is not the gun but the shell. The same could be said of all firearms, which are merely devices for discharging bullets, shells and bombs. Yet, for all its importance, ammunition is mostly taken for granted, and has long been neglected as an area of study. Now, firearms expert Ian Hogg shows just how fascinating and rewarding a subject ammunition can be.

Lavishly illustrated with over 90 photographs some in full colour this book traces the history of ammunition from its beginnings to the present day. All the background necessary to an understanding of how and why specific types of ammunition have evolved is offered here. Major developments in ammunition for the principal projectile weapons are covered, from small arms and mortars and grenades to artillery and the latest generation of weapons.

The Illustrated History of Ammunition provides a concise, overall perspective of this vital area of weapons technology, and will prove invaluable to weapons enthusiasts everywhere.

August 2008


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