Author: Popenker, Maxim; Williams, Anthony
Publisher: Crowood Press
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: As New
Jacket Condition: As New
Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall
New book, 384 pages. This book describes the development of the Machine Gun and its ammunition from the earliest models to the present day. The focus is very much on portable infantry weapons used in the support role, so automatic cannon of 20mm and larger are excluded. The categories of weapon included are therefore Light Machine Guns, Squad Automatic Weapons and Light Support Weapons; Medium Machine Guns, Heavy Machine Guns and General Purpose Machine Guns. One specialist variety of machine gun is included in a seperate chapter: the Grenade Machine Gun, also known as the Automatic Grenade Launcher. With a country by country breakdown of weapons produced, and comprehensive appendices of gun and ammunition data, along with hundreds of photographs, this is an authoritative account of perhaps the most effective and versatile of battlefield weapons.