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Assault Rifle

By Maxim Popenker , Anthony Williams

ISBN: 9781861267009
PUBLISHED: October 2004
PAGES: 224
BINDING: Hardback
SIZE: 246x189 mm
INSIDE: 250 b&w photographs

Assault Rifle provides a comprehensive account of the development of the military assault rifle and its ammunition from WW2 to the present day.

The book is in two parts. The first part includes: Brief historical summary of the assault rifle, its origins and development. Gun design including operating mechanisms and weapon configuration. Ammunition design and performance. Ballistics, especially the balance between recoil and effectiveness. History of assault rifle cartridge.

The second part includes: National military rifle programmes since the end of WW2. History of developments in each country including experimental programmes. Detailed descriptions of the principal service and experimental weapons.

RRP: £19.95

Site Price: £15.96

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