Modern Small Arms

Packed with information on everything from the AK-47 to the L115A3 Sniper Rifle, Modern Small Arms offers insight into the advances in weaponry over the past century.

Modern Small Arms

Packed with information on everything from the AK-47 to the L115A3 Sniper Rifle, Modern Small Arms offers insight into the advances in weaponry over the past century. It includes 300 widely used pistols, rifles, submachine guns, and machine guns, arranged by type. Each entry features full-color art, a summary of the weapon's development and service history, and a specifications table with country of origin and full technical details.

The Modern Defense Industry Political Economic and Technological Issues

Small Arms Survey 2002: Counting the Human Cost (Oxford: Oxford University
Press, 2002), 9; Small Arms Survey 2003, 9. 25. Small Arms Survey 2002, 13. 26.
James Bevan, "Military Demand and Supply," ch. 1 in Small Arms Survey 2006: ...

The Modern Defense Industry  Political  Economic  and Technological Issues

Whether it's guns and ammunition or multidimensional anti-terrorism systems, the defense industry is dynamic, complex, and ubiquitous. It is also mysterious, powerful, and controversial, involving thousands of players worldwide—from suppliers and producers to government and military procurers to shadowy figures that trade in the black market. This comprehensive, two-volume reference will explore, on a global scale, the various issues, concepts, problems, and controversies surrounding the rise of the modern defense industry. Unparalleled in its scope and insight, The Modern Defense Industry will prove invaluable to the industry's critics and champions alike. The phenomenon of a more-or-less permanent defense industry—especially one so wide in scale, breadth (air, sea, land, and space), technology, and geography—is still relatively new. Until now, its implications for politics, economics, and technology have not been adequately discussed in an authoritative, accessible format for scholars and researchers, business people, journalists, policymakers, and interested laymen. The Modern Defense Industry addresses the period from 1945 to the present, covering the United States, Europe, Russia, China, Israel, and other important arms-producing and arms-procuring countries. Including essays by experts from around the world, a glossary, data on firms and governments, laws and policies, primary documents, case studies, and a host of other elements, this set will be a unique resource for anyone interested in the arms industry. It will also offer penetrating insights into topics like international relations and diplomacy, arms proliferation, and contemporary politics. Volume I comprises chapters by experts in the field on topics like the relationship between the industry, military, and government; how new modes of warfare are changing the industry; the implications of globalization on the industry; the black and gray areas of the arms trade; and much more. Volume II features an extensive A-Z glossary of terms, lists of defense firms and government agencies, annotated primary documents, lists of leading defense contractors and key weapons systems, an analysis of key legislation, and professional organizations. The Modern Defense Industry sets the standard for state of the art overviews of an industry that has, for better or worse, come to infuse nearly every aspect of world affairs in the early twenty-first century.

Small Arms for Urban Combat

No other modern small arm in the world has even come close to achieving this
kind of success. The U.S. M16 is the second most common assault rifle in the
world and not even 10 million have been produced.31 The previous record
holder ...

Small Arms for Urban Combat

The urbanization of warfare has necessitated the kind of precision targeting that only small arms can deliver. Weapons not often seen on the battlefield can prove useful, even indispensible, in an urban setting. This expert reference guide examines in detail the most successful small arms in use and how changes in warfare have affected how those weapons are used and have transformed the small arms industry. Professional soldiers, law enforcement officers and students and researchers of small arms will gain a working knowledge of the most common and successful urban combat weapons (including some currently in development).

A History of the Small Arms made by the Sterling Armament Company

Over the past forty years, Blake has edited and produced a series of over sixty
critically-acclaimed books on modern small-arms, twelve of which he wrote or co-
authored himself. Blake was a charming and generous man whom I had the ...

A History of the Small Arms made by the Sterling Armament Company

An in-depth history of the small arms made by the Sterling Company of Dagenham, Essex, England, from 1940 until Sterling was purchase by British Aerospace in 1989 and closed. The Lanchester and the Patchett Machine Carbines were both developed at Sterling Engineering Co Ltd during World War II. With the appearance of the earliest Patchett prototypes the military began testing them in ever more rigorous trials, wherein the Patchett kept proving its merits. This led to limited UK adoption of the MkII Patchett as the L2A1 in 1953, and the ‘first Sterling’, the MkII, as the L2A2 in 1955. Then came Sterling’s ‘Crown Jewel’, the superb Mk4, adopted as the general-issue UK ‘Gun, Sub-Machine, L2A3’ in September, 1955. Manufactured briefly but intensively by ROF Fazakerley (1955-1959) and by Sterling for over 30 years, nearly 4000,000 were made. Unlike wraparound bolt designs like the UZI, the Sterling was capable of being truly silenced with standard 9mm ball ammunition (as opposed to being merely ‘supressed). The excellent silenced Sterling-Patchett Mk5, adopted as the UK L34A1 in 1967, is the only Sterling remaining in British Service. All prototypes, military Marks, commercial and licensed production models of the Sterling are described, including the Canadian C1 SMG and the Indian 1A Carbine. Contains notes on manufacturing methods and procedures as used at Sterling, ROF Fazakerley, Canadian Arsenals Limited and the Indian Small Arms Factory, Kanpur (Cawnpore), plus extensive notes on inter-model interchangeability, serial number ranges, quantities produced, client-country purchases of the various Sterling Marks, and accessories.

Light Weapons and Civil Conflict

One effort currently underway at the International Committee of the Red Cross,
the SIrUS Project, is investigating how traditional concepts of "superfluous injury"
and "unnecessary suffering" might be applied to modern small arms and light ...

Light Weapons and Civil Conflict

A common feature of conflict in the 1990s is death and suffering from small arms and light weapons. The global diffusion of assault rifles, machine guns, mortars, and rocket-propelled grenades, which can be easily carried by an individual or transported by a light vehicle, has greatly intensified the violence of conflicts in countries around the world. This book represents the perspectives of the foremost specialists on light weapons, and it surveys the wide range of policy options open to the international community. These include export and import controls, law enforcement strategies to break up black markets, collection and destruction of weapons following the end of conflict, and efforts to illuminate how small arms and light weapons make their way to the killing grounds of the 1990s.

War on Land

MODERN. SMALL. ARMS: SHOULDER. WEAPONS. AND. PISTOLS. Since the
introduction of the flintlock musket in the 17th century, military small arms have
gone through a series of sig— nificant changes. By employing different
projectiles ...

War on Land

Long before they took to the sea and air, warring factions engaged in land-based conflicts that involved close-range combat with rudimentary defenses and weapons. As civilizations have advanced, so too have their military strategies, tactics, and weaponry. Eventually this led to the development of sophisticated land fortifications, arms, artillery, and missile systems in use today by ground troops. This insightful volume examines the evolution of warfare on land around the world, as well as the impact of new technologies on the nature of war.

The Chicago Medical Recorder

What has been said in general applies to all of the modern small arms . The Krag
- Jorgensen and Lee rifles of the United States army and navy — the Austrian
Mannlicher - - the Lebel of the Frenchthe English Lee - Metford , and the Spanish
 ...

The Chicago Medical Recorder


The Tri State Medical Journal and Practitioner

Dr. G. Frank Lydston, in considering the “Probable Influence of the Modern Small-
Arm Projectile on Military Surgery,” said that military surgery is on the eve of a
revolution. The experience of previous wars furnish unreliable criteria from which
 ...

The Tri State Medical Journal and Practitioner


Journal of the American Medical Association

The modern small - caliber pistol will produce effects similar to the small arms of
the infantry . Lodged bullets were noticed to be frequent in the Spanish -
American , while they are rare in the South African war . The author accounts for
this by ...

Journal of the American Medical Association


Rifled Infantry Arms

Rifled Infantry Arms


A Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

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BRONZE . Breech - loading . Receiving the charge at Brassar . A piece of
defensive armor for the breech instead of the muzzle . A feature the arm . of
modern small ...

A Military Dictionary and Gazetteer


The Modern Sportsman s Gun and Rifle

Including Game and Wildfowl Guns, Sporting and Match Rifles, and Revolvers
John Henry Walsh ... To the “ classification of small arms , ” contained in
Schedule B to the said Act , shall be added a sixth class , comprising small arms
having ...

The Modern Sportsman s Gun and Rifle


Journal

N all tactical combinations of the three arms infantry is supreme. Ninety per cent.
of wounds inflicted in battle are bullet-wounds, yet the scientific capabilities of
modern small-bores are neither studied nor understood by the average infantry ...

Journal


Annual Report

The first paper of the afternoon session, was Weapons of War, illustrated with
examples of modern small arms, projectiles and smokeless powder, by Lieut.-
Colonel Wm. H. Forwood, Deputy Surgeon-General, U. S. A., Washington, D. C.
In front ...

Annual Report

1879- include reports of the quartermaster-general, surgeon general and judge advocate-general.

Annual Reports of the Adjutant General Quartermaster General Surgeon General and Judge Advocate General of the State of Rhode Island for the Year

The first paper of the afternoon session , was Weapons of War , illustrated with
examples of modern small arms , projectiles and smokeless powder , by Lieut . -
Colonel Wm . H. Forwood , Deputy Surgeon - General , U. S. A. , Washington ...

Annual Reports of the Adjutant General  Quartermaster General  Surgeon General and Judge Advocate General  of the State of Rhode Island for the Year


At the General Assembly of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations Begun and Holden at Within and for the Said State on in the Year of Our Lord

The first paper of the afternoon session , was Weapons of War , illustrated with
examples of modern small arms , projectiles and smokeless powder , by Lieut . -
Colonel Wm . H. Forwood , Deputy Surgeon - General , U. S. A. , Washington ...

At the General Assembly of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations  Begun and Holden      at     Within and for the Said State  on      in the Year of Our Lord


Small Arms

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Small Arms

Profiles small arms, assault rifles, light support weapons, and infantry soldiers.

Small Arms Survey 2001

The proliferation of modern small arms in the Great Lakes Region has been
welldocumented ( see , for instance , Box 6 . 2 ) . For example , Rwandan soldiers
who fled to then - Zaire after having participated in the 1994 Rwandan genocide
 ...

Small Arms Survey 2001

The Small Arms Survey 2001 provides the first broad overview of major aspects of the problem of small arms and light weapons proliferation contained within a single volume. Issues covered in this premier edition include:DT Small arms, big business: Products and producers DT Half a billion and still counting: Global firearms stockpiles DT Fuelling the flames: Brokers and transport agents in the illicit arms tradeDT A thriving trade: Global legal small arms transfersDT Crime, conflict and corruption: Global illicit small arms transfers: DT After the smoke clears: Assessing the effects of small arms availabilityDT Tackling the small arms problem: Multilateral measures and initiatives The Small Arms Survey is an independent research project located at the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva, Switzerland. It serves as the principal source of public information on all aspects of small arms, and as a resource centre for governments, policy makers, researchers, andactivists. The project has an international staff with expertise in security studies, political science, law, economics, development studies, and sociology who work closely with a worldwide network of researchersand partner institutions.

Marine Review

... really the adaptation to large guns of the kind of ammunition and breech
mechanism used on the modern small arms , and it has ... In the smaller sizes of
these quick - firing guns the rapidity of fire is almost incredible , and I remember
being ...

Marine Review

Includes section "Book Reviews".