Download E-books Confederate Raider 1861-65 (New Vanguard) PDF

By Angus Konstam

The accomplice states followed radical recommendations to counter the naval superiority in their rivals. one of many extra profitable suggestions they followed was once using trade raiders. This publication describes the explanations which pressured the Confederates to lodge to trade raiding, and descriptions the way those craft have been switched over or especially equipped to accomplish their function. It information not just the way in which those craft have been operated and manned, but additionally their brutal assaults, bold escapes and climatic battles opposed to the massive numbers of Union warships compelled to seek them down.

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Download E-books The Landsknechts (Men-at-Arms, Volume 58) PDF

By Douglas Miller

The Landsknechts have been German mercenaries who served in the course of the reigns of Maximilian I and Charles V within the 16th century. Having signed up, those Landsknechts have been learn a really distinctive code of behavior, equipped into businesses, paid one month upfront, and despatched into conflict! Their significant weapon was once the pike, that may be as much as 18 ft in size, yet these whose accountability it was once to boost within the entrance line carried as an alternative the fearsome Zweihänder; a huge battle-sword round sixty six inches in size! Douglas Miller describes intimately the agency, strategies, guns, uniforms and background of those notable soldiers.

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Download E-books Modern Israeli Tanks and Infantry Carriers 1985-2004 (New Vanguard) PDF

By Marsh Gelbart

During the last 20 years, the Israel Defence strength (IDF) has brought quite a few new AFVs. previous versions equivalent to the M48 and M60 were greater past attractiveness, within the kind of the Magach 7. The functionality of Israel's indigenous Merkava tank has been equally more advantageous with new variations and the recent Merkava four MBT has lately entered carrier. Israeli infantry have additionally acquired machines reminiscent of the Achzarit attack provider, the Puma wrestle engineer motor vehicle and the Nagmachon and Nakpadon (tank-based vendors meant for low depth conflicts). This e-book examines the layout, amendment and wrestle background of those ambitious scuffling with machines.

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Download E-books 100 Group (Bomber Support): RAF Bomber Command in World War II (Aviation Heritage Trail Series) PDF

By Martin W. Bowman

As a part of the AHT sequence, the airfields and curiosity during this booklet are centred in a specific zone - thus Norfolk.

The growing to be value of the 'electronic conflict' within the air in 1943 brought on the construction of a hundred crew to fly either protective and offensive sorties utilising hugely mystery Radio Counter degree gear. the crowd flew from airfields at Foulsham, nice Massingham, Little noisily snoring, North Creake, Swannington and West Raynham. The plane flown have been Halifax, Beaufighter, Mosquito and citadel. the crowd integrated RAF Squadron numbers192, 169, 23, 171, 199, 214, 157, eighty five, 141 and 239.

This booklet appears to be like on the background and personalities linked to each one base, what is still at the present time and explores the favourite neighborhood wartime haunts the place aircrew and floor group may have sought hard-earned leisure and rest. different museums and locations which are suitable can also be defined and basic instructions on how you can get them integrated.

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Download E-books Adak: The Rescue of Alfa Foxtrot 586 PDF

By Andrew C. A. Jampoler

Within the culture of significant stories of guys opposed to the ocean, Adak deals a compelling examine braveness and dedication within the face of definite tragedy. Alfa Foxtrot 586 used to be a P-3 Orion on station on a delicate chilly conflict project off the Kamchatka Peninsula on 26 October 1978. while a propeller malfunction become an engine fireplace, the pilot was once pressured to ditch his turboprop into the empty, mountainous seas west of the Aleutian Islands. The plane went down in exactly 90 seconds, taking one of many 3 rafts with it. 13 males introduced the opposite rafts, the smallest of which―terribly overcrowded―soon started to leak, threatening the 9 males aboard. This account of the flight crew's determined conflict opposed to the ocean, and the heroic efforts to rescue them offer an engrossing actual tale of survival.

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Download E-books The Geeks of War: The Secretive Labs and Brilliant Minds Behind Tomorrow's Warfare Technologies PDF

By John Edwards

"Wars are fought at the battlefield, however the applied sciences that let twenty first century struggle are constructed in learn laboratories. in the partitions of company, govt, and educational labs, researchers are probing the perimeters of technology to discover applied sciences that might make struggle extra effective - and extra lethal. This ebook seems on the humans behind the scenes, and on the subsequent new release of tactical, info, communique, vehicular, organic, and cryptographic platforms. that includes in-depth interviews with the undertaking administrators and scientists acting this groundbreaking study, "The Geeks of warfare" additionally examines their clinical, political, patriotic, and fiscal causes, in addition to the consequences those applied sciences could have for the longer term. proposing the perspectives of diverse revered army, enterprise, and expertise analysts, "The Geeks of struggle" takes readers within America's major army expertise study amenities - exploring a clandestine international that few humans ever see."

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Download E-books Eyes on Target: Inside Stories from the Brotherhood of the U.S. Navy SEALs PDF

By Scott McEwen

Informed in the course of the eyes of present and previous military SEALs, EYES on course is an inside of account of a few of the main harrowing missions in American history-including the project to kill Osama bin encumbered and the venture that wasn't, the lethal assault at the US diplomatic outpost in Benghazi the place a retired SEAL sniper with a small group held off 100 terrorists whereas his repeated radio demands support went unheeded.

The e-book includes extraordinary debts of significant SEAL operations-from the violent delivery of SEAL group Six and the aborted Operation Eagle Claw intended to save lots of the hostages in Iran, to key missions in Iraq and Afganistan the place the SEALs suffered their worst losses of their fifty yr history-and each bankruptcy illustrates why this elite army distinctive operations unit continues to be the main feared anti-terrorist strength within the world.

We pay attention reviews at the list from retired SEAL officials together with Lt. Cmdr. Richard Marcinko, the founding father of SEAL workforce Six, and a former Commander at SEAL crew Six, Ryan Zinke, and we come away realizing the deep dedication of those army males who placed themselves at risk to guard our state and store American lives. within the face of insurmountable odds and the approaching possibility of demise, they provide all to guard those that can't defend themselves.

irrespective of the location, on accountability or comfy, SEALs by no means, ever hand over. One robust bankruptcy within the booklet tells the tale of the way one Medal of Honor winner kept one other, the one time this has been performed in US army historical past.

EYES heading in the right direction contains those certain positive factors:

  • A exact timeline of occasions in the course of the Benghazi attack
  • Sample rescue eventualities from an army specialist who believes that aid may have reached the Benghazi compound in time
  • The US condo Republican convention intervening time development document at the occasions surrounding the September eleven, 2012 Terrorist assaults in Benghazi

via their many interviews and detailed entry, Scott McEwen and Richard Miniter pull again the veil that has so usually hid the heroism of those patriots. They stay through a stringent and critical code in their personal construction, protecting them able to forget about politics, forms and-if necessary-direct orders. They proportion a different mix of personality, intelligence, braveness, love of kingdom and what can simply be referred to as precise grit.

they're the army SEALs, they usually maintain their Eyes on track.

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Download E-books The Mammoth Book of Fighter Pilots PDF

This paintings provides the 20th-century's air battles within the phrases of these who fought them. starting with the jousts over the Western entrance in 1914 as much as the livid jet-driven sorties over Bosnia in 1999, those money owed provide an adventure of strive against dogfights within the shell-blasted skies of conflict. it really is a few type of strive against that has replaced past popularity. It provides info of the dauntingly excessive mortality charges between airmen, and insights into many different elements of a pilot's lifestyles from education to bailing out over enemy territory, what it was once wish to be interned and an account of being shot down in a blazing spitfire.

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Download E-books Curtiss Kittyhawk Mk.I-IV: In RAF-SAAF-RAAF-RNZAF-RCAF-NEIAF Service (Aircam Aviation, Volume 6) PDF

By Christopher Shores

Aircam Aviation Series
Osprey Publishing

Each booklet of Aircam Aviation illustrates one style or significant sub-types of a well-known plane in complete colour schemes and markings of the Air Forces of the area. every one factor includes 8 pages of colour aspect view illustrations, helping black and white plan view drawings displaying the place helpful either higher and below surfaces, 100 and twenty-five half-tone pictures, examples of Unit Insignia of the Worlds Air Forces.

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Download E-books Terror from the Sky: The Battle Against the Flying Bombs PDF

In the summer season of 1944 the Germans introduced greater than 10,000 flying bombs at Britain, such a lot of them in the direction of London. hundreds of thousands of individuals have been killed many extra injured. RAF fighter pilots flew round-the-clock patrols desperately attempting to shoot the robotic rockets down and forestall them from attaining their targets.

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