Conventional

Russia's BMP Infantry Combat Vehicles by David Markov, Steven Zaloga

By David Markov, Steven Zaloga

Smooth army cars come below the lens during this full-color sequence of books. every one quantity examines a particluar family members of automobiles and any linked variations, and files them with over a hundred and twenty prime quality photographs. also there are 4 colour plates portraying camouflage and markings of autos, and a centrefold containing accuarte 1:35 scale line drawings.

Show description

Read or Download Russia's BMP Infantry Combat Vehicles PDF

Similar conventional books

British and American Tanks of WW II

British and American Tanks of WW II КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Издательство: Arco Publishing CompanyАвтор(ы): Peter Chamberlain, Chris EllisЯзык: EnglishГод издания: 1984Количество страниц: 222ISBN: 0668018674Формат: pdf (72 dpi) 1695x2195Размер: 121. zero mbRapid1Rapid2 fifty one

Weapons of Choice: The Development of Precision Guided Munitions

Historical past and deployment of shrewdpermanent guns. within the usa, efforts to improve precision guided munitions—PGMs—began in the course of the First global warfare and ended in an 'aerial torpedo' by means of the Twenties. whereas international battle II used to be ruled via large-scale strategic bombing—essentially throwing out a whole bunch free-falling munitions within the desire they hit anything important—both facets within the battle labored to boost airborne munitions that may be instructed towards a objective.

Saltpeter: The Mother of Gunpowder

This is often the tale of saltpeter, the important yet mysterious substance craved by way of governments from the Tudors to the Victorians as an 'inestimable treasure. ' nationwide protection relied on regulate of this natural fabric - that had either mystical and mineral homes. Derived from soil enriched with dung and urine, it supplied the center or 'mother' of gunpowder, with no which no musket or cannon might be fired.

The Composite Bow

An old layout, rising from primary Asia within the moment millennium B. C. , the composite bow used to be followed via a magnificent number of cultures, from nomadic tribal peoples akin to the Huns, Turks, and Mongols, to strong empires resembling the Romans, Byzantines, Persians, Arabs, and chinese language. supplying excessive energy and portability, the composite bow used to be a fantastic cavalry weapon, although it used to be extensively utilized through infantry in open conflict, and as a siege weapon.

Additional info for Russia's BMP Infantry Combat Vehicles

Example text

Kfz. 7 / 1 . This was developed f r o m Wolfgang Schneider's Tigers in Combat 1, Thomas L. Jentz's Tiger I and II, and Peter Gudgin's The Tiger Tanks. 23 HEAVY TANK BATTALION OVERVIEW The A r m y General Staff p l a n n e d to field all three authorized t a n k c o m p a nies, so the w o r k s h o p a n d h e a d q u a r t e r s c o m p a n i e s separated a n d increased in size. T h e w o r k s h o p c o m p a n y increased to three m a i n t e n a n c e p l a t o o n s a n d a recovery platoon.

As a result of the emphasis placed u p o n this theater by Hitler, OKH ordered Heavy Tank Battalion 501 to N o r t h Africa. T h e first elements landed in Bizerte, Tunisia, on 23 N o v e m b e r 1942. Because of Allied pressure on the p o r t s a n d airfields in Tunisia, elements of the battalion formed p a r t of an ad h o c C o m b a t G r o u p immediately u p o n disembarkation, fighting their first action on 1 D e c e m b e r 1942. Heavy Tank Battalion 501 engaged in m i n o r counterattacks until 17 March 1943.

T h e designs of the Tiger a n d King Tiger made t h e m formidable battlefield o p p o n e n t s . From the published histories of both Allied a n d Axis forces, very few Allied tankers willingly engaged in direct combat with a Tiger or King Tiger. If there were other options, such as bypassing their positions or employing artillery or tactical aircraft against the Tigers, these options were used first. 90 91 92 The Tiger a n d King Tiger also h a d a few weaknesses that b e c a m e evident in the defensive withdrawals after 1943.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.48 of 5 – based on 37 votes