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  • Encyclopedia of Weapons of World War I

    Chris Bishop

    Product Code: AKNVF
    Hardback
    From the first tanks to early submarines to the repeating rifle to the biplane, Encyclopedia of Weapons of World War I examines key weapons from the Great War. It includes more than 300 pieces of equipment from handguns to zeppelins. Each weapon system is illustrated with a detailed profile artwork and a photograph showing the weapons system in service. Accompanying the illustrative material is detailed text that lists each weapon's service history, the numbers built, and its variants, as well as full specifications. Which tanks were first used at Cambrai? What was created in response to the request for a 'bloody paralyser'? What was the range of the Paris gun? Encyclopedia of Weapons of World War I answers these questions and many more. Packed with artworks, photographs and information on each featured weapon, Encyclopedia of Weapons of World War I is a fantastic book for any general reader or military enthusiast.
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  • The Essential Vehicle Identification Guide: Waffen-SS Divisions 1939 - 45

    Chris Bishop

    Product Code: ACPGG
    Hardback
    Highly-illustrated guide to the Waffen-SS divisions of World War II Contains detailed artworks of individual tanks with specific captions Includes orders of battle, unit commanders, and formation badges Illustrated with detailed artworks of SS tanks and their markings with exhaustive captions and specifications, The Essential Vehicle Identification Guide: Waffen-SS Divisions 1939 - 45 is the definitive study of the equipment and organisation of Himmler's armoured divisions. Organised chronologically by division and formation date, the book describes in depth the various models of tank and other armoured and soft vehicles in service with the 'fighting' SS, with listings of unit commanders, vehicle types and numbers and unit structure. Each divisional section is further broken down by campaign, accompanied by orders of battle, a brief divisional history of the campaign and any specific unit markings. Every SS division that saw combat is featured, from well-known units such as the elite Das Reich and Wiking divisions, to lesser-known divisions, such as the 11th Waffen SS Panzer Division Nordland and the Albanian-recruited 21st Waffen SS Gebirgs-Division Skanderbeg. With information boxes accompanying the full-colour artworks, all drawn to the same scale for easy comparison, The Essential Vehicle Identification Guide: Waffen-SS Divisions 1939 - 45 is a key reference guide for modellers and military history enthusiasts with an interest in the Waffen SS divisions of World War II.
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