Military Handguns of Two World Wars: Greenhill Military Manual

Military Handguns of Two World Wars: Greenhill Military Manual

by John Walter
     
 

In this companion volume to his Military Rifles of Two World Wars, renowned firearms expert John Walter examines in detail the handguns used by all nations that fought in WWII. He covers the full range from the Walther PPK, Luger and Smith and Wessons to the less well-known Turkish parabellum and Finish Lahti. At the end of the nineteenth century the supremacy of

Overview

In this companion volume to his Military Rifles of Two World Wars, renowned firearms expert John Walter examines in detail the handguns used by all nations that fought in WWII. He covers the full range from the Walther PPK, Luger and Smith and Wessons to the less well-known Turkish parabellum and Finish Lahti. At the end of the nineteenth century the supremacy of the revolver was being threatened by the semi-automatic pistol, the design that would predominate throughout two world wars and beyond. In this book John Walter provides detailed technical specifications and data for every gun manufactured, and gives a history of its development and use. Every entry is also accompanied by a photograph or technical drawing, and in some cases rare pictures of the guns in combat.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781853675577
Publisher:
Greenhill Books/Lionel Leventhal, Limited
Publication date:
10/10/2003
Series:
Greenhill Military Manuals Series
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

John Walter is a respected authority on all aspects of weaponry and is the author of The Luger Story and Rifles of the World.

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