Encyclopedia of Modern U.S. Military Weapons
The Encyclopedia of Modern U.S. Military Weapons covers, in one exhaustively researched volume, the weapons, vehicles, equipment and systems that have served our nation in the past and present. Each listing includes a collective description of the weapon system, its evolution, development, variants, combat experience, and specifications. These systems are divided into seven categories: Aircraft, Artillery/Guns, Ground Combat Vehicles, Missiles/Rockets, Naval Mines/Torpedoes, Sensors/Electronic Warfare Systems, and Ships/Submarines, including a complete register of ships.Perhaps the greatest contribution of this definitive reference book is the sharp historical perspective it provides for each weapon system. Since World War II, changing times and technology have dramatically altered the military's assessment of equipment. The Encyclopedia of Modern U.S. Military Weapons is a powerful information source for the future of the American armed forces and their allies, as well as a fascinating reference guide for military historians, buffs, and collectors.
New York : Berkley Publishing, 1998, c1995.
Berkley trade pbk. ed. --
x, 496 p. :,ill.