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Osprey Weapon 14: The M16
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Osprey Weapon 14: The M16
Jeder der durchgängig mit zeitgenössischen Aufnahmen, Cutaway-Drawings, Farbaufnahmen noch existierender Exponate, und Werbeabbildungen illustrierten Bände schildert die Entwicklung-, sowie die zivile und militärische Einsatzgeschichte einer bestimmten Waffe und geht auf deren verschiedenen Modelle ein. Tabellen mit technischen Daten sind enthalten.

Historischer Hintergrund:
The M16 was first introduced in 1958 and was revolutionary for its time as it was made of lightweight materials including special aluminum and plastics. It was first adopted by US Special Forces and airborne troops in 1962 before it was issued to Army and Marine units serving in Vietnam. Its use spread throughout the following decades and a number of variants including submachine and carbine versions were also fielded. As a result it is now amongst the three most used combat cartridges in the world while over 10 million M16s and variants have been produced making it one of the most successful American handheld weapons in history .But despite its undeniable success the M16 is not without its detractors. Indeed, the “black rifle”, as it is known, is one of the most controversial rifles ever introduced with a long history of design defects, ruggedness issues, cleaning difficulties and reliability problems leading to endless technical refinements. This volume provides a technical history of the M16 and the struggle to perfect it together with an assessment of its impact on the battlefield drawing on over a decade’s combat experience with the rifle.

Aus dem Inhalt:
Introduction
Development
Use
Impact
Conclusion


Exemplarische Auszüge aus "Osprey Weapon 01: The Thompson Submachine Gun - From Prohibition to Word War II" (urheberrechtlich geschützt!):

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Durchgehend illustriert.
Autor/en: Gordon L. Rottman
Illustrator/en: Johnny Shumate
Verlag: Ospery Publishing
Seitenzahl: 80
Sprache: Englisch
Auflage: 1
Erscheinungsjahr: 2011
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