Assault Rifle

Assault Rifle

by Maxim Popenker, Anthonyg Williams, Anthony G. Williams
     
 

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

Overview

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 programs since the end of WW2; History of developments in each country including experimental programs; Detailed descriptions of the principal service and experimental weapons.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Gun Week"

For concise coverage of assault rifles right up tot he 2004 date of publication, this is an excellent book. It would be difficult to better it. Students of small arms, military historians, arms designers, and others desiring information on the latest in assault rifle design should find this a valuable reference volume."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781861267009
Publisher:
Crowood Press, The
Publication date:
03/28/2005
Edition description:
First
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
7.75(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.50(d)

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From the Publisher
Gun Week

"For concise coverage of assault rifles right up tot he 2004 date of publication, this is an excellent book. It would be difficult to better it. Students of small arms, military historians, arms designers, and others desiring information on the latest in assault rifle design should find this a valuable reference volume."

Meet the Author

Maxim Popenker was born in Leningrad, graduated from St Petersburg State Technical University and is a lieutenant [reserve] in the Russian Armed Forces. He is an established author of books and magazines and online articles on the subject of firearms. He is the owner and author of a leading Internet resource on small arms, the 'Modern Firearms and Ammunition' website at www.worldguns.ru. Maxim has a long-term interest in the history and technical aspects of firearms, especially those of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

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