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The Hand Grenade

Author : Gordon L. Rottman
ISBN : 9781472807359
Genre : History
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Allowing the user to inflict damage on his opponent within throwing range without leaving cover, the portable, lethally efficient hand grenade is a ubiquitous weapon of modern warfare, and has now found its way into law-enforcement arsenals too. Featuring specially commissioned full-colour artwork and an array of revealing photographs of grenades in use and in close-up, this engaging study explores and assesses the origins, development, combat use, and lasting legacy of the formidable military hand grenade.

Fictional Weapons

Author : Source Wikipedia
ISBN : 1157656390
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 52. Chapters: Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch, Megatron, Doomsday, Power ring, Eradicator, Directed-energy weapon, Tripod, Captain America's shield, Mjolnir, ZZ Gundam, Lasso of Truth, List of magical weapons, Batarang, Signature weapon, Destroyer, Weapons of Santhenar, Trick arrows, Punjab lasso, Leyden ball, Ruyi Jingu Bang, Daystar Clarion, Altwaals Weapons, BFG10K, Grapple Ray, Sentient weapon. Excerpt: A power ring is a fictional object featured in comic book titles published by DC Comics. It first appeared in All-American Comics #16 (July 1940). The first appearance of a power ring was in All-American Comics #16 (July 1940), the flagship title of comic book publisher All-American Publications, which featured the first appearance of Alan Scott. Green Lantern's original alter ego was Alan Ladd, a play on the name Aladdin, until a conflict arose regarding the actor Alan Ladd. Creator Marty Nodell has cited Richard Wagner's opera cycle The Ring of the Nibelungen and the sight of a trainman's green railway lantern as inspirations for the combination of a magical ring and lantern. It has been claimed that another original inspiration for the Silver Age interpretation of Green Lantern was the Lensman series, a serial science fiction space opera, by E.E. "Doc" Smith, but the creators have vehemently denied this claim. Alan Scott's ring is powered by the Green Flame (revised by later writers to be a mystical power called the Starheart), a magically empowered flame contained within an orb (The orb was actually a green, metal meteorite that fell to Earth which Alan Scott found. This was later explained as just a fragment that cracked off of the main Starheart that was still floating in space) which was fashioned into a lantern and ring by the character. Unlike the objects featured more prevalently in modern comics, "cience in the origina...

50 Weapons That Changed Warfare

Author : William Weir
ISBN : 9781564147561
Genre : History
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Presents a comprehensive examination of fifty individual, manned, and unmanned weapons that significantly changed the world such as Greek Fire, large artillery pieces, the Minie Rifle, armored ships, land mines, submarines, and more.

Scouting Patroling And Musketry

Author : Paul Stanley Bond
ISBN : OSU:32435008052995
Genre : Combat patrols
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United States Infantry Weapons Of The Second World War

Author : Michael Green
ISBN : 9781473858060
Genre : History
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During the arduous campaigns in theatres of war from the Pacific to North West Europe, American infantry weapons played a key role in the eventual victory over the Axis forces. In so doing they earned a special reputation for ruggedness and reliability. In addition to being used by US ground forces they were widely adopted by other Allied nations. Expert author Michael Green puts the full range of small arms, be they rifles, submachine guns, shotguns, pistols, machine guns as well as mortars, anti-tank weapons and close infantry support artillery under the microscope. Many names such as the Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR) and the incomparable semi-automatic Garand will be well known whereas others (the Johnson Rifle and Reising SMG) are not. The typically informative text completes the wide range of photographic images.

Instruments Of War Weapons And Technologies That Have Changed History

Author : Spencer C. Tucker
ISBN : 9781440836558
Genre : History
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This highly detailed and well-illustrated single-volume work documents the evolution of warfare across history through weaponry and technological change. • Contains more than 260 entries of weapons and technological changes • Features 25 sidebars that provide interesting insights as to the employment of the weapons and changes • Appropriate for students in high school, college, and military academies as well as general readers interested in the history of weaponry • Provides a bibliography and index

Future Weapons

Author : Kevin Dockery
ISBN : 9781101206188
Genre : History
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On the battlefield, a soldier's best friends are his gun and his gear-because his life depends on them. But what will it take to fight and survive on the battlefields of tomorrow? What will those combat arenas consist of, and where will they be? And what will our nation's fighting men and women carry with them into battle? This is a compendium of the weapons of war that may accompany our soldiers in the near and far future, as well as an insightful look at the soldier, sailor, and airman of today and tomorrow. All manner of military hardware is covered, as well as information about cutting-edge technology that will become standard in weapons to come, the possibility of robotic soldiers, vehicles, protective armor, and the prospects of fighting a war in both space and cyberspace.

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