GREENHILL MILITARY MANUAL: MACHINE GUNS OF TWO WORLD WARS
Author: John Walter
Publisher: MBI Publishing, Mar 2005
Compact reference guide provides descriptions, technical specs, & illus. of the machine guns used in both world wars. Full illus (photos & diagrams); 9x6 inches, 160 pgs.
* An authoritative guide to the guns and manufacturers
* Fully illustrated with photographs and diagrams
* By a world authority on firearms
This compact reference guide, by respected expert John Walter, provides descriptions, technical specifications, and illustrations of the machine guns used in both world wars, some of which--such as the 0.50 Browning--are still in service today.
Many were produced in huge numbers, though it is difficult to provide accurate totals. The United States is believed to have made 2.6 million guns between the attack on Pearl Harbor and the end of the campaigns in the Far East in August 1945; German output from 1939 to 1945 totaled 1.2 million; and Soviet claims suggest that more than 1.5 million machine guns of all types and calibers were made during the Great Patriotic War. By contrast, between 1939 and 1944, Britain produced less than a million machine guns, concentrating instead on submachine guns. Walter details and compares weapons produced in these countries and others, including Denmark, Austria-Hungary, Italy, Romania, Yugoslavia, Poland, and Turkey.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
John Walter is the author of a number of books including Military Rifles of Two World Wars (1-85367-536-9) and The Luger Story (1-85367-436-2).