ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MODERN U.S. MILITARY WEAPONS: An Army Times, Navy Times, and Air Force Times book, by Colonel Timothy M. Laur and Steven L. Llanso.
This book provides a thorough listing of all the Cold War and modern era weapons, vehicles, equipment, and systems that have been used by the U.S. military in the past and present. Seven categories are offered: Aircraft, Artillery/Guns, Ground Combat Vehicles, Missiles / Rockets, Naval Mines/Torpedoes, Sensors/Electronic Warfare Systems, and Ships/Submarines (including a complete register of ships). For each listed item, there is a brief history of the weapons' development, a record of its combat experience, and a thorough (if unclassified) run-down of its technical specifications. This book can serve many purposes: for researchers, for military planners, for techno-sci fi writers, for modelers, etc. If there is something you need to know about a modern U.S. weapon, this is the book to buy. Hard cover, 495 pages, ;many b/w photos.
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