Crowood Press, Ltd., 2004. Hard Cover. 224 pages, 250 b&w photographs. Assault Rifle provides a comprehensive account of the development of the military assault rifle and its ammunition from WW2 to the present day. The book is in two parts. The first part includes: · Brief historical summary of the assault rifle, its origins and development. · Gun design including operating mechanisms and weapon configuration. · Ammunition design and performance. · Ballistics, especially the balance between recoil and effectiveness. · History of assault rifle cartridge.
The second part includes: · National military rifle programmes since the end of WW2. · History of developments in each country including experimental programmes. · Detailed descriptions of the principal service and experimental weapons. NEW. Item #10448
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