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  • Author:
    Alexander Ludeke
  • ISBN:
    1445411288
  • ISBN13:
    978-1445411286
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  • Publisher:
    Parragon Books; Edition Unstated edition (February 1, 2012)
  • Pages:
    256 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Military
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    4.3
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Has an amazing amount of weapons of World War II for such a small book. It covers essential data.

I would have though that if only one mortar was going to be included, it would be the Soviet 12cm mortar. Has an amazing amount of weapons of World War II for such a small book.

Couldn't find a book with better illustrations than this. A must read/ go through book for a WW2 fanatic, or even if you are slightly interested in war-fare. WW2 was probably the first time when advanced weaponry systems were used on a large scale, and one where nations decided it was time to strengthen what you have in your arsenal if you need to be taken seriously. From pistols to Panzers, from anti-tanks to air-crafts, this book has described every major weapon system used by the Allied and Couldn't find a book with better illustrations than this.

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Parragon Books Ltd WEAPONS OF WORLD WAR I. Infantry weapons - unarmoured vehicles - armoured vehicles - artilery - speacial weapons - aircraft - ships. Title: Weapons of world war II infantry weapons - unarmoured vehicles - armoured vehicles - artilery - speacial weapons - aircraft - ships. Author: Alexander LUDEKE. ISBN-13: 978-1-4075-0195-6.

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ISBN 10: 140750195X ISBN 13: 9781407501956. Publisher: Parragon Book Service Ltd, 2007. Information about weapons used in WWII.

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Select Format: Paperback. Format:Hardcover-spiral. ISBN13:9781407504131. Release Date:January 2011.

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Not surprisingly, itís the second-largest section in the book. 4. Artilleryó AT guns, cannons, howitzers, AAA weapons, and rail guns.

Weapons of World War II by Alexander Ludeke, is published by Parragon Book Ltd. I happened upon this very interesting book quite by chance: it was sitting on a table in my local Costco store! For those that don't know Costco, it's a ìbig box storeî that sells bulk food items, household goods and big items. Not surprisingly, itís the second-largest section in the book. 5. SPECIAL WEAPONSó A very interesting period during WWII in weapons development. The A-bomb, Ohka, V-1 and V-2 are contained in this section, along with other "Wonder weapons.

This beautiful reference guide provides a clear and comprehensive look at the weapons and vehicles of all the countries that fought in World War II. It offers an excellent overview of the diverse weaponry used by both the Axis Powers and the Allies. The weapons described here range from the pistol to the 75t battle tank and from single-engine fighter planes to the largest, heaviest battleships ever to have sailed the seas. Everything you might want to know about the development and deployment of each type of weapon can be found here along with technical specifications, brought to life by over 500 photographs and technical drawings. Bursting with facts, this book is a treasure trove for anyone interested in history or military history wishing to learn more about how developments in weapons technology influenced the course of World War II.

Mightdragon
First the bad. Others have noted some of the more specific mistakes this book makes, but there is a constant problem with where decimal points are placed, and especially with how gun calibres are stated. For example, in talking about the proposal to arm the Jagdpanther with a 128mm gun, the imperial measurement is given as a .5", rather than 5" gun. When reviewing the Italian light CV 33, it says, (and I quote) "a water-cooled 0.2 inch (6.5mm) machine gun that proved so catastrophic that it was soon replaced by a 3.5 inch (88mm) Fiat 18.35 twin machine gun".

Putting a twin 88mm machine gun on a CV would take some seriously impressive engineering!

But it keeps going on, a 3 inch gun could actually be referring to a 75mm, 76mm, 76.2mm or even a 77mm. In fact the reference to the Sherman calls both the original 75mm and the upgunned 76mm versions 3in guns in the same paragraph!

In a book about weapons this can only be called sloppy and is a stain on what would otherwise be a very impressive work.

Now the odd: I do not know the author, but this as credit is given to translators I'm assuming this was originally a German work. I say that as because while I have heard of certain German vehicles such as the RSO tractor referred to as 'crawlers', this is the first time I've ever heard either the US M4 High Speed Tractor or the M29 Weasel referred to this way. I want to make it clear that the translators have done an excellent job, but seeing this is just a little strange to English readers.

While the book does an excellent job of choosing which weapons to review, I confess that one omission confounded me. After reviewing the 8cm or 81mm mortars of most armies, the author then goes on to do the same of the Soviet army. I would have though that if only one mortar was going to be included, it would be the Soviet 12cm mortar.

Now, the good: In about 300 pages devoted to weapons, with most pages having 2 weapons, probably somewhere in excess of 500 of the most important weapons of WW2 are covered in a handy, well printed, and astonishingly inexpensive book.

Now, lets be clear: are you looking for an in depth analytical review of the development, testing, battlefield impact and upgrades of anything from the Lee-Enfield .303 to the Panther tank? This book isn't for you! You need to go and get the specialist books that abound on such subjects.

This provides a few paragraphs on the development, use and impact of anything from handguns (usually one per major army of the war) to aircraft carriers. Most weapons get half a page, a few selected weapons (such as the Sherman tank) get a two page spread.

This is an introduction and nothing more. Its value lies in the fact that so many weapons (especially armoured vehicles and aircraft) are side by side and you can see the wartime development of these weapons in a single volume.

For the cost and number of weapons systems reviewed, this should be a 4 star book (the only 5 star book I know of in this field is Chris Bishops Directory of WW2 Weapons, now long out of print I think, and while it is far larger, even it managed to lose the chapter on Allied Destroyers!). Its inability to get weapons calibres right (a rather important consideration when talking about weapons, I'd have thought) reduces it to 3 stars.
Pedar
My teenaged sign is is very interested WWII weapons and he has found this book to be very informative. It includes good photos, statistics and background info.
I love Mercedes
Thorough reviews of major weapons used in WWII with good, concise explanation of their evolution and battlefield use First rate photography further elevates this book
Arlelond
My kids each have their own copies. They LOVE it. Each weapon (infantry weapons, armored vehicles, aircraft, and ships) has a page or half page of info plus a specs chart and photo.
Akisame
Has an amazing amount of weapons of World War II for such a small book. It covers essential data. My only complaint is that the information on many weapons is not comprehensive but considering the small size and price, who can complain! A great book in a small package.
LONUDOG
Excellent book. Good information and diversity of itens and topics. Compreensive index, but the images could be more technical.
A must have if you are interest in details about the equipment used in WWII but don't want a huge, heavy, complex book (or worse, a lot of books)
Bloodray
Excellent resource. Gave it to a family member for Christmas, and he loved it. This book has more information than I knew existed about ww2 weaponry, and also some very helpful technical illustrations. Truly a good buy.
Wonderful book