Category: Military

  • Download E-books T-62 Main Battle Tank 1965-2005 (New Vanguard) PDF

    The Soviet military swiftly constructed the T-62 in a fight to compete opposed to the quick proliferation of NATO tanks within the Nineteen Sixties. It was once primarily a amendment of the widely-manufactured T-55 tank with the addition of a brand new 115mm gun. in the USSR itself, the T-62 was once quick outdated, however it was once largely exported, changing into a serious section of the Egyptian and Syrian armies within the 1973 Yom Kippur clash and seriously encouraged later designs of the M1 Abrams and Challenger tanks.

    In the 1st English-language heritage of this tank, Steven Zaloga examines the advance of the T-62 utilizing distinctive strive against descriptions to deliver to lifestyles the operational background of this tank from the deserts of the Sinai to the cruel terrain of Afghanistan.

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  • Download E-books Mosquito to Berlin: Story of 'Bertie' Boulter DFC, One of Bennett's Pathfinders PDF

    By Peter Bodle

    While Don Bennett shaped the Pathfinder squadrons in 1942, nearly all of the selected pilots have been hugely skilled aircrew. a few, even though, have been exceptions and located themselves flying with this elite band with out prior wrestle adventure. ‘Bertie’ Boulter used to be one such pilot. The son of British emigrants, whilst his father died the relatives again to their local domestic in Norwich. In 1942 ‘Bertie’ used to be accredited for pilot education with the RAF and located himself again in Canada studying to fly. Upon his go back to England, and with ‘exceptional’ describing his flying skills, he came across himself within the thick of Bomber instructions destruction of Germany’s business facilities and communications approach. His first project used to be to Wiesbaden, by way of raids on Hanover and Cologne. November observed the 1st of his nineteen visits to Berlin and the 1st bale-out. Flying at 7,000 feet, Bertie, and his navigator have been compelled to desert the airplane. ultimately he arrived in Dunkerque, the place he boarded an MTB for his go back to Wyton. Bertie used to be pressured to bale out once again, in January 1945, while he needed to abandon his airplane close to his domestic base as a result of dense fog, 12 of 36 plane didn't go back from this raid.
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  • Download E-books Armageddon (Dale Brown's Dreamland) PDF

    By Dale Brown, Jim DeFelice

    The 6th within the sequence of high-tech thrillers focused on Dreamland - a top-secret USAF guns study centre - from the acclaimed writer of Flight of the outdated puppy and Air conflict strength. while stress-free at the seashore in Brunei as visitors of the Sultan, Dreamland's Breanna and Zen are shot at, and compelled to take disguise within the water by way of unknown assailants. Dreamland are education the Sultan's air strength, teaching them at the most recent and most sensible aviation know-how. yet there are these now not pleased with this alliance. unexpectedly Brunei is less than assault from terrorists, and an individual someplace is preparing for the final word revenge.
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  • Download E-books Napoleon's Line Infantry (Men at Arms Series, 141) PDF

    Napoleon's line infantry was once based upon that of the Ancien Régime. a complete re-organisation started on 1 January 1791 with the abolition of the outdated regimental titles, and over the following years increasingly more conscript and volunteer battalions have been shaped. Their caliber various from the talent of the early nationwide safeguard regiments to the untrained and ill-equipped rabble of the levée. to mix the self-discipline and stability of the typical military with the innovative fervour of the recent military, the Amalgame was once decreed on 21 February; through this degree each one standard battalion turned the nucleus of a brand new Demi-Brigade.
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  • Download E-books Napoleon's German Allies (4) : Bavaria (Men at Arms Series, 106) PDF

    By Otto von Pivka

    In 1805, Bavaria allied itself with France and Bavarian troops served with Napoleon through the 1809 crusade opposed to Austria, and took part within the Russian crusade of 1812, ahead of ultimately leaving behind the Emperor's reason in 1813 ahead of the conflict of Leipzig. They then engaged Napoleon's troops in strive against on the conflict of Hanua in an unsuccessful try to bring to a halt their retreat to France. This ebook by way of Otto von Pivka presents a close exam of the corporation, gear, weaponry and uniforms of Napoleon's Bavarian allies. The attention-grabbing textual content is followed by means of a number of illustrations and 8 complete web page color plates.
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  • Download E-books Biggles WWII Collection: Biggles Defies the Swastika, Biggles Delivers the Goods, Biggles Defends the Desert & Biggles Fails to Return: Omnibus Edition [Retail] PDF

    By W. E. Johns

    Biggles is back!

    Caught up within the German invasion of Norway within the early days of the second one global conflict, Biggles has to exploit all his crafty to stick one step sooner than the enemy. together with his outdated opponent Von Stalheim sizzling on his path, it's going to take a bold act to prevent the horror of the Nazi firing squad.

    Deep within the jungle heartland of eastern occupied Malaya, Biggles and his group function a mystery commando base. It's lethal, risky paintings, risking enemy trap and Biggles is scuffling with to convey all his males out alive.

    With a perilous venture forward and the specter of being shot down within the waterless desolate tract of the African plains, Biggles is within the wilderness, protecting the important air-route from the West coast of Africa to the center East. whilst a few planes fail to reach at their locations, Biggles is there to determine why - and forestall it taking place again.

    Biggles is lacking in motion. final visible mendacity shot and wounded, surrounded through the enemy, his likelihood is taking a look bleak. yet Algy, Ginger and Bertie won't quit until eventually they locate him, useless or alive, and if this suggests going at the back of enemy strains, then that's what they're going to do.
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  • Download E-books War of the Sun (Wingman Book 10) PDF

    By Mack Maloney

    With the West Coast at the verge of destruction, the Wingman takes flight to Japan to struggle for what he loves most

    America has been cut up in : a military of cultish mercenaries from East Asia has seized the West Coast, conquering territory as a ways east because the Rocky Mountains—all within the identify of Hashi Pushi, a jap despot respected as a god. the military could be scattered, however it gets aid from submarines that patrol the Pacific, each one armed with a nuclear warhead. Any assault, they've got promised, will bring about the annihilation of 2 American cities—a rate the battle-scarred population isn't ready to pay.
    Onboard the service Enterprise, significant Hawk Hunter prepares to strike. His goal isn't the submarines, yet Tokyo itself. In a modern day Doolittle raid, he and his fellow pilots will assault this warrior cult from the pinnacle down, bringing the Wingman head to head with one among America’s most threatening enemies.
    War of the sunlight is the 10th booklet of the Wingman sequence, which additionally comprises Wingman and The Circle War.
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  • Download E-books Napoleon's Dragoons and Lancers (Men-at-Arms, Volume 55) PDF

    By Emir Bukhari

    France was once to name up a complete of 1,600,000 males through the Napoleonic Wars, of whom a trifling 600,000 have been to outlive. For these conscripted into provider, one of many larger fates will be recruitment as a cavalryman. Napoleon's dragoons weren't simply any band of people taken care of and labelled cavalrymen; they have been fastened soldiers, educated to be adept with either musket and sabre, and happy with that contrast. initially fastened for the sake of mobility yet commonly struggling with strolling, they advanced into a military both at domestic sabring on the cost as firing dismounted.

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  • Download E-books Ancient Greek Warship: 500-322 BC (New Vanguard) PDF

    By Nic Fields

    Formidable and complex, triremes have been the deadliest battleship of the traditional global, and on the top in their good fortune, the Athenians have been the dominant exponents in their devastating strength. basically longships designed to struggle below oar energy, the trireme used to be outfitted for lightness and power; ship-timber was once quite often softwoods equivalent to poplar, pine and fir, whereas the oars and mast have been produced from fir. Their major weapon used to be a bronze-plated ram positioned on the prow.

    From the mixed Greek naval victory at Salamis (480 BC), during the Peloponnesian conflict, and up until eventually the bad defeat by means of the Macedonians at Amorgos, the Athenian trireme was once an item of dread to its enemies.

    This ebook deals a whole research and perception into the main powerful battleship of its time; the weapon during which Athens accomplished, maintained, and finally misplaced its strength and prosperity.

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