Illustrated Directory of Modern American Weapons

Illustrated Directory of Modern American Weapons

by Ray Bonds
     
 

The United States Military has to be prepared for conflicts of every kind, from full-scale international war to battling terrorist enemies on the home front. This fact-filled directory describes and illustrates hundreds of weapons used by the U.S. armed forces, from small arms to battle tanks, artillery pieces, fighters and bombers, aircraft carriers, cruisers and

Overview

The United States Military has to be prepared for conflicts of every kind, from full-scale international war to battling terrorist enemies on the home front. This fact-filled directory describes and illustrates hundreds of weapons used by the U.S. armed forces, from small arms to battle tanks, artillery pieces, fighters and bombers, aircraft carriers, cruisers and destroyers, submarines, and strategic missiles. Each weapon is accompanied by action photography, detailed specifications, and expert commentary describing its development, service, and combat histories.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760313466
Publisher:
Zenith Press
Publication date:
06/01/2002
Series:
Illustrated Directory Series
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
4.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.25(d)

Meet the Author

Wayne Youngblood is a freelance author and editor with a broad variety of interests. He has written books on a range of subjects from colonial history and American Indians to stamps and stamp collecting. In addition, he has authored thousands of columns and features covering historical and collectible subjects. His specific awareness of Mathew Brady's work came from a longtime interest in early photography, the American Civil War, and US postage stamp design, for which numerous attributed and unattributed Brady photos have been used as sources.Ray Bonds has been a defense journalist, editor, and publisher during a career spanning over thirty five years, covering periods and activities as wide ranging as the American Civil War, anti-ballistic missile systems, stealth warfare, and modern military intelligence gathering. He has written and edited scores of well respected titles on the world's major armed forces, their battles, weapons, and organization, with a specialty in the armed services of the United States.

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