Assault Rifle : The Development of the Modern Military Rifle and Its Ammunition Hardback
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.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 192 pages, over 250 b/w photos
- Publisher: The Crowood Press Ltd
- Publication Date: 26/11/2004
- Category: History: specific events & topics
- ISBN: 9781861267009