US Combat Shotguns

US Combat Shotguns

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US Combat Shotguns by Leroy Thompson, Peter Dennis, Alan Gilliland

When a soldier must face multiple opponents at close quarters, few weapons can match the effectiveness of the shotgun. From World War I to the War on Terror, the shotgun has been a devastating weapon in the hands of US troops. For urban combat, prisoner control and shipboard operations, it remains as deadly today as it was a century ago. This book examines various types, from the early combat shotguns through to the riot gun and trench gun versions used in World War l. So effective was the trench shotgun, the Germans complained it violated the "Rules of War” as an inhumane weapon, and threatened to execute troops captured carrying one. More recently during the War on Terror, shotguns have been used to clear cave complexes in Afghanistan and buildings in Iraq, but especially to blow doors open during entries and searches. Featuring specially commissioned full-color artwork, this is the story of the origins, development and the use of the combat shotgun in US service, from the trenches of World War l, to the Korean and Vietnamese Wars and lately the cave complexes of Afghanistan.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781780960159
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 08/20/2013
Series: Weapon , #29
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 80
Sales rank: 450,665
File size: 14 MB
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About the Author

Leroy Thompson has trained and advised military and police special operations units around the world, focusing especially on the tactical use of firearms. He has previously had over 30 books published including Great Combat Handguns, and appeared as a weapons expert on documentaries for Discovery, National Geographic and the BBC.

Peter Dennis was born in 1950. Inspired by contemporary magazines such as Look and Learn he studied illustration at Liverpool Art College. Peter has since contributed to hundreds of books, predominantly on historical subjects, including many Osprey titles. A keen wargamer and modelmaker, he is based in Nottinghamshire, UK.
Peter Dennis was born in 1950. Inspired by contemporary magazines such as Look and Learn he studied Illustration at Liverpool Art College. Peter has since contributed to hundreds of books, predominantly on historical subjects, including many Osprey titles. A keen wargamer and modelmaker, he is based in Nottinghamshire, UK.

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US Combat Shotguns 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
JohnRingoJW More than 1 year ago
Like all of Osprey books, pricy and not a lot of information. 89 pages. You can get the same info. via internet.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This short work is a thorough and informative work. It covers the shotgus used by the U. S. military and An overview of their usage from the late 19th century thru the early 21st century. Another excellent work by Osprey Publishing.