Greece and Rome by Metropolitan Museum

By Metropolitan Museum

The Metropolitan Museum of artwork. Greece and Rome offers the Metropolitan Museums collections of classical artwork, which diversity from early Cycladic items — relationship from approximately 2700 B.C. — to works created in Rome on the time of the conversion to Christianity of the emperor Constantine in A.D. 312. one of the vital examples of Greek paintings offered during this quantity are the Cycladic Harp participant, made in approximately 2700 B.C. Cypriot sarcophagi from the 5th century B.C. an Attic kouros from the 6th century B.C. Roman paintings is represented by way of examples of past due republican wall portray, silver, and glass, and by way of portrait busts or statues of her emperors, their consort and kinfolk, in addition to of nameless citizens—giving us a extensive photo of the types and attitudes favorite in the course of Romes lengthy background.

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M103 Heavy Tank 1950-74 by Kenneth Estes, Richard Chasemore

By Kenneth Estes, Richard Chasemore

The T43 layout represented the head of U.S. military tank engineering of the overdue Forties, with its solid elliptical hull and turret, Continental AV-1790 engine, cross-drive transmission, and torsion bar suspension. A range-finder and mechanical computing device directed a robust 120mm major gun in a singular electro-hydraulic turret, between different beneficial properties. The heavy tank proved quite well-liked by its crews, who specially revered the strong armament it carried. Many demanding situations to the crewmen have been taken on with a feeling of delight. standard used to be the task of the second one loader to hand-ram either the projectile (positioned by means of the 1st loader on the breech) and the propellant cartridge into the chamber in one circulate, all in the confines of a slender turret. The outbreak of warfare in Korea introduced a hurry order in December 1950 which resulted in an entire construction run of three hundred autos, thought of enough for military and Marine Corps necessities.
As could have been anticipated from the push to construction, the T43E1 failed its preliminary trials at toes. Knox, normally for erratic gun controls and terrible ballistic functionality of the projectiles. A amendment application (of over a hundred discrepancies) ended in the standardization of the T43E1 because the 120mm gun wrestle tank, M103 in 1956.
After 1951, the Marine Corps by myself retained self assurance within the heavy tank software, making an investment its scarce money within the advancements essential to result in its fielding after a moved quickly construction run in midst of the 'tank challenge' of the 12 months 1950-51. with no the Marine Corps' selection to convey the M103 to operational prestige, it kind of feels transparent that the three hundred cars might have languished in garage prior to their eventual disposal. The correctness of the Marine Corps help of the M103 tank used to be in no small means stated through the Army's borrowing of seventy two M103A1 superior USMC tanks worthwhile for its unmarried heavy tank battalion in Germany. No different weapon process, sooner than the period of antitank missiles, may possibly warrantly the destruction of the Russian heavies, which persisted their carrier in the course of the past due Sixties. The eventual retirement of the M103 in 1972, over twenty years after manufacture and after 14 years of operational carrier, verified the stability of its engineering and success of its designed function. it will possibly were the undesirable 'ugly duckling' of the military, which shunned naming the M103 on my own of all its postwar tanks. For the Marine Corps, it served the aim outlined for it in 1949 till the automobile and guns know-how of the USA may possibly produce practicable possible choices.

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Law And Disorder: Rearming The 66mm Light Anti-Tank Weapon by Fred Brown

By Fred Brown

Now out of date, the M72 66mm legislations first utilized by the U.S. military within the Nineteen Sixties is unusually effortless to rearm. This booklet, which incorporates a reprint of the unique operations handbook, explains tips to disassemble, rebuild and rearm its inner firing elements and create an appropriate projectile. for info reasons purely.

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Artillery Equipments of the Napoleonic Wars (Men-at-arms 96) by T.Wise

By T.Wise

Forty стр, около forty черно-белых фотографий и русунков, eight цветных вкллек.
Выпуск посвящен артиллерии времен Наполеоновских войн.
Дан внешний вид орудий, основные боеприпасы, конструкция лафетов, передков, конской упряжи, положение орудия во время перевозки, вспомогательное оборудование (зарядные ящики, телеги, полевые кузницы) и т.п.
Много фотографий орудий и снаряжения из музейных коллекций.

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Luftwaffe Fighters 1945 by Murawski and Wróbel

By Murawski and Wróbel

A short evaluation of past due struggle Luftwaffe fighter kinds and their colour schemes, codes, plus an in depth diversity of complete colour profiles (both port and starboard) and plan or wing plan perspectives illustrating 15 plane. gains: Fw 190A-8, 'White 9', 9./JG5; Fw 190A-8, 'Black 10', 6.(Sturm)/JG4); Fw 190A-9, 'Yellow 1', II./JG11; Fw 190D-9, 'Brown 18', 7./JG26; Fw 190D-9, 'White 6', I./JG2; Ta 152H-1, 'Yellow 1', 7./JG301; Bf 109G-10/U4, 'Yellow 5', 6./JG51; Bf 109G-14, 'Yellow 6', 11./JG52; Bf 109K-4, 'Yellow 1', 11./JG3; Bf 109K-4, 'White 5', I./NJG11; Bf 109K-4, 'Green-Black Double Chevron', Stab III./JG52; Me 262A-1a, 'Black Chevron', Stab III./JG7; Me 262A-1a, B3+BC, 7./KG(J)54 and Me 262A-1a, 'Yellow 5', 9./KG(J)6. additionally comprises bonus decals for decide upon matters in 1/72, 1/48 and 1/32 scales. English textual content with English and varnish captions. Topcolors nine. 36 pages.

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M4 (76mm) Sherman Medium Tank 1943-65 by Steven J. Zaloga, Jim Laurier

By Steven J. Zaloga, Jim Laurier

The M4 Sherman tank used to be the mainstay of the Western allies among 1942 and 1945. quickly and sleek it was once an important luck and used to be transported as a ways afield as Russia and North Africa. the yank leader of employees claimed in November 1943 it used to be 'hailed extensively because the most sensible tank at the battlefield today…’. although, through the Normandy invasion of June 1944 this was once no longer the case: the recent German heavy tanks akin to the Panther and Tiger have been thoroughly outclassing the Sherman. This identify covers the M4 model armed with the seventy six mm gun, interpreting advancements comparable to the HVSS suspension, utilizing a lot new archive fabric.

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American Biodefense: How Dangerous Ideas about Biological by Frank L. Smith III

By Frank L. Smith III

Biological guns have threatened U.S. nationwide protection considering that not less than global struggle II. traditionally, despite the fact that, the U.S. army has overlooked examine, improvement, acquisition, and doctrine for biodefense. Following September eleven and the anthrax letters of 2001, the us all started spending billions of bucks in step with 12 months on clinical countermeasures and organic detection structures. yet so much of this investment now comes from the dep. of healthiness and Human prone instead of the dep. of safeguard. Why has the U.S. army overlooked biodefense and allowed civilian firms to take the lead in protecting the rustic opposed to organic assaults? In American Biodefense, Frank L. Smith III addresses this perplexing and mostly untold tale approximately technology, expertise, and nationwide security.

Smith argues that organizational frames and stereotypes have brought on either army forget and the increase of civilian biodefense. within the armed providers, influential principles approximately kinetic battle have undermined safeguard opposed to organic battle. The impression of those principles on technology and expertise demanding situations the traditional knowledge that nationwide safety coverage is pushed via threats or bureaucratic pursuits. Given the guidelines at paintings contained in the U.S. army, Smith explains how the teachings realized from biodefense may help clear up different very important difficulties that variety from radiation guns to cyber attacks.

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Kingtiger Heavy Tank 1942-45 by Tom Jentz, Hilary Doyle, Peter Sarson

By Tom Jentz, Hilary Doyle, Peter Sarson

As international battle II entered its later phases and Germany was once compelled more and more onto the protecting, the necessity for fast-moving cellular forces lessened and the Wehrmacht required higher safe and extra powerfully armed tanks. After debacles opposed to the T-34, Hitler and the Panzerwaffe have been decided to not be unprepared back. the results of this choice used to be the creation of the heaviest and biggest tank to determine strive against in the course of international conflict II, the Tiger II or Konigstiger (Kingtiger). This identify examines this bold weapon, overlaying the issues and controversies surrounding its layout and construction in addition to an in depth directory of each unit that was once built with the Tiger II.

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Steel victory : the heroic story of America's independent by Harry Yeide

By Harry Yeide

"Advancing on the pace of the infantry, the U.S. military self reliant tank battalions flooring slowly around the continent in the course of global battle II, from the bloody shorelines of Normandy; via forests, villages, and towns in France, Belgium, and Germany; and into Czechoslovakia on the war's finish. larger in quantity than the battalions within the vaunted armor divisions, the infantry tanks have been doled out to a platoon right here and a Read more...


An account of the yank army's tank battalions of global struggle II strains their campaigns in Normandy, France, Belgium, Germany, and Czechoslovakia, missions that have been comprehensive less than the most Read more...

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