The Big Book of Gun Trivia

Author: Gordon L. Rottman
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1782009493
Format: PDF, ePub
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A complete guide to weapons history, facts, myths and trivia, covering everything you wanted to know, didn't want to know and you don't know you need to know... Gordon Rottman offers a step by step guide through interesting weapon facts and statistics, including a section on ammunition, while breaking apart popular myths and misconceptions. Covering subjects from weapons designations to the longest serving military rifles, where rifles get their names from and everything in between, Osprey is proud to present The Big Book of Gun Trivia.

US Grenade Launchers

Author: Gordon L. Rottman
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472819535
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In an effort to provide the US infantryman with more firepower to cover the range gap between the hand grenade and the light mortar, the 40mm M79 grenade launcher – a shoulder-fired, single-shot weapon – entered service with US forces in 1961. Reliable, easy to use, and lethally effective, the M79 soon became an iconic symbol of the Vietnam War and had a profound influence on small-unit tactics. As the Vietnam conflict continued, it was joined on the front line by experimental models such as the magazine-fed T148E1, as well as two launchers intended to be fitted under the barrel of the new M16 assault rifle: Colt's XM148 and AAI Corporation's M203. The M203 remains in US Army service today, while the US Marine Corps now also fields the M32 multiple grenade launcher – like the M79, a standalone weapon. Featuring full-colour artwork, this is the story of the rugged and formidable grenade launchers that equipped the United States and its allies in Vietnam and beyond from the 1960s to the present day.

Vietnam War US Allied Combat Equipments

Author: Gordon L. Rottman
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472819063
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Over the eight years of the Vietnam War, US forces used three major types of equipment sets, with numerous modifications for particular circumstances. Different equipments were also used by Special Forces, the South Vietnamese, and other allied ground troops. Vietnam War US & Allied Combat Equipments offers a comprehensive examination of the gear that US and allied soldiers had strapped around their bodies, what they contained, and what those items were used for. Fully illustrated with photographs and artwork detailing how each piece of equipment was used and written by a Special Forces veteran of the conflict, this book will fascinate enthusiasts of military equipment and will be an ideal reference guide for re-enactors, modellers and collectors of Vietnam War memorabilia.

The Book of Gun Trivia

Author: Gordon L. Rottman
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1782006214
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Offering a step by step guide through interesting gun facts and statistics, Gordon Rottman presents The Book of Gun Trivia. Covering a range of subjects, such as weapons designations, where rifles get their names from, the longest serving rifles and everything in between, this book brings together everything you ever needed to know about guns and ammunition and much more besides. Alongside the key facts and figures, Gordon Rottman also breaks apart popular myths and misconceptions about both weapons and ammunition, putting his years of military service to good use.

Now I Know

Author: Dan Lewis
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1440563632
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Praise for the Webby Award-winning newsletter: "I eagerly read 'Now I Know' every day. It's always fresh, always a surprise, and always interesting!" --Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia and Wikia Did you know that there are actually 27 letters in the alphabet, or that the U.S. had a plan to invade Canada? And what actually happened to the flags left on the moon? Even if you think you have a handle on all things trivia, you're guaranteed a big surprise with Now I Know. From uncovering what happens to lost luggage to New York City's plan to crack down on crime by banning pinball, this book will challenge your knowledge of the fascinating stories behind the world's greatest facts. Covering 100 outrageous topics, Now I Know is the ultimate challenge for any know-it-all who thinks they have nothing left to learn.

Guns 101

Author: David Steier
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1616082879
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"The ... illustrated introduction to firearms from an experienced instructor"--P. [4] of cover.

Fahrenheit 451

Author: Ray Bradbury
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451673310
Format: PDF, ePub
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A totalitarian regime has ordered all books to be destroyed, but one of the book burners, Guy Montag, suddenly realizes their merit.

Lego Absolutely Everything You Need to Know

Author: INC. DORLING KINDERSLEY
Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
ISBN: 9781465464118
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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From miniscule minifigure mugs to the largest LEGOLAND model, this book is crammed full of fun and fascinating trivia covering all the places, populations, pieces, and themes that make up the LEGO world. Produced in collaboration with the LEGO] Group. Full color.

Yo Millard Fillmore

Author: Will Cleveland
Publisher: Easton Studio Press LLC
ISBN: 1935212419
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Presents facts about each president accompanied by cartoon-style illustrations to serve as memory aids and quizzes to reinforce information.