Modern Body Armour
|PUBLISHED (THIS EDITION):||13/05/2011|
|INSIDE:||400 colour photographs|
Modern Body Armour traces the development of individual ballistic protection from the multi-layer silk garments and metal plates used during World War One and through to the Korean War and Vietnam, to the state-of-the-art armour currently used in Iraq and Afghanistan. Contents include the Chemico Shield and Infanterie Panzer of World War One, USAAF aviator's armour of World War Two, the Korean War M1951 and M1952A, and the IOTV and USMC Scaleable Plate Carrier currenty used by US forces. This work illustrates all of the primary armour patterns in use with the world's major nations from 1914 to the present day.
The volume is a companion to the author's Camouflage Uniforms and Tin Hats to Composite Helmets that together provide a concise reference to the combat soldier's equipment over the last 100 years.
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" This book has detailed chapters on US and UK body armour followed by a gazetteer of the body armour of other nations from Belgium to Slovenia. It is well illustrated and a useful survey of this life saving equipment. Armed with the other two books from Mr Brayley's excellent trilogy, the student of modern military kit has little need of any other reference work. "
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Reviewed By: Classic Arms & Militaria
" This excellent study of a critical component of a soldier's equipment is highly commended. it charts the development and variations so that any interested person can learn a lot on this subject, and it also serves as a reference book especially useful for those collectors of this critical equipment. I am confident that this study will become a standard reference work on this topic and by studying it designers can evolve better and newer standards of armour - one day it may help to save a soldier's life. It is also a book which is very enjoyable to read. "
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: MilitaryArchiveResearch.com