This book was written to interest the reader in gun design.
Author: David S. Findlay
Category: Technology & Engineering
This book was written to interest the reader in gun design. The gun industry needs and is due for the next big breakthrough. Every 100 years seems to bring the next big development in firearms technology. In the 1600's the wheel lock was developed and heralded the first use of firearms. In the 1700's came the flintlock musket. In the 1800's came the percussion cap and later in the century the thin brass shell to carry the powder, ball ammunition, and primer was perfected. While the 20th century has seen the invention of liquid propellant, caseless ammunition, and the gyrojet, the thin brass shell has been hard to beat and is still the dominant way to feed ammunition to the firearms of today. We are due for the next big advance, but from where will it come? This book was written to interest the reader on the simplicity and the hidden complexity that good gun designs exhibit and prompt the imagination of the reader to investigate the field of firearms design further. Reading this book will give the reader:• Two ways to calculate the round per minute level of a 9mm caliber submachine gun using the STEN submachine gun as an example and gives sample excel spreadsheets to allow the reader to experiment with different design conditions.• The full technical data package of a reverse engineered STEN Submachine gun. The drawings are shown as individual operation process sheets showing the dimensions for each separate cut on an individual drawing.• The cycle of operations of the STEN with illustrations.• The analysis and sample calculations to design a gun barrel.• A discussion of firearm metallurgy with recommendations on material selection and heat treatment for various components. This book is unique as it is not a picture book of firearms, a combat guide on how to use them, nor discusses their maintenance or care. It does expose the engineering that can go behind a gun design project. This book not only gives the reader the drawings for a gun but also explains the engineering and dynamics behind it.
As a person who has carried loaded pistols, rifles, shotguns and submachine guns for most of his adult life, ... Sten authority Peter Laidler actually carried out tests in conjunction with physicians from the Physical Anatomy Deparment ...
Author: Leroy Thompson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
The Sten submachine gun – officially the 'Carbine, Machine, Sten' – was developed to fulfill the pressing British need for large quantities of cheaply produced weapons after Dunkirk, when German invasion was a very real possibility. Over four million were built during World War II, and the Sten was widely used by airborne troops, tankers, and others who needed a compact weapon with substantial firepower. It proved especially popular with Resistance fighters as it was easy to conceal, deadly at close range, and could fire captured German ammunition – with a design so simple that Resistance fighters were able to produce them in bicycle shops. Featuring vivid first-hand accounts, specially commissioned full-colour artwork and close-up photographs, this is the fascinating story of the mass-produced submachine gun that provided Allied soldiers and Resistance fighters with devastating close-range firepower.
Of course , it was impossible to make precision products like rifles clandestinely , but simple weapons , mainly copies of the 9mm Sten submachine - gun and the 2 - inch mortar were produced . Neither gun - running nor clandestine ...
Author: Gunther E. Rothenberg
At the opening of the Geneva Peace Conference in December 1973, the American Secretary of State Dr. Henry Kissinger observed that, except for uneasy cease-fires and armistices, the Arab-Israeli conflict constituted one continued war that had already lasted 25 years. Despite the events that have taken place since that observation was made, Israel Defence Force, or IDF. The central theme of this book is the evolution of the modern Israeli Army, its organisation, doctrines, and special characteristics.
To this end he was already proficient in several weapons including the Lee Enfield .303 rifle, the Bren gun, Sten gun, Thompson sub-machine gun, Grenade launcher and the 2" & 3" mortar. "Bluey" was right. They ached in places they never ...
Author: Reginald Pierce
For 7 year-old Raymond Johnson, born in India of Anglo/Indian parents, his migration to Sydney, Australia, in 1949 is the start of a great adventure. The story follows Raymonds early life as he struggles through harsh treatment at boarding school and at the hands of his often-violent fathers alcohol induced rages. After marriage at a young age, he joins the Commandos and later sees service with the AATV in Vietnam. The aftermath of that bloody conflict is his continuing nightmares; a drift into alcohol dependence, marriage break-up and years spent aimlessly drifting from job to job in tough outback-Australian country towns. A troubled man trying to get his life back together, a man with an honourable code, a modern day Paladin. This is a tale of abuse, love, mateship, courage, degradation and redemption.
The Anatomy of an Underground Movement Louis Fournier ... four Bren light machine guns and 34 Sten submachine guns with firing pins ; four 60 - millimetre field mortars ; three bazooka - type antitank rocket launchers ; hand grenades ...
Following the early morning march , the squad heads toward the weapons tent , where basic instruction on the galil will commence . Within the next few days , the squad will learn the GALIL's basic anatomy , and will be able to recite ...
Author: Samuel M. Katz
Category: Political Science
Surveys the Israel Defence Forces, looks at Israeli paratroopers, tank soldiers, infantry, special forces and reserves, and describes their weapons, equipment and training
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