The Swedish 40-mm Bofors gun was adopted by the British Army as its mobile medium anti-aircraft gun and saw service all through the war and afterwards. It was a mobile quick-firing gun firing a shell capable of inflicting destructive effect on attacking aircraft. The gun became quite famous for its ubiquitous service.This is the manual for the Mark I version of the gun and includes all details on the gun including the mounting, the carriage and the ammunition.A rare original.
The "Z" projectors were strange weapons - they were unrotated rockets fired in barrages against German bombers, and manned in the main by the Home Guard. Little has been published about them, and very few photographs. MLRS has been able to obtain three pamphlets on the subject, and they are combined into one publication. The three pamphlets are: the original and '"Z" A.A. Artillery' of 1942 and 1943. Fully illustrated with photographs of the launcher and details of the ammunition. All foldouts are included in their rightful positions. A rare and interesting piece of history.
LtCol (later General) Martel wrote this history of the first fifteen years of the history of the tank in the British Army before the Second World War. It is a good, readable work, even though some of the author’s ideas for future tanks were seen to be somewhat misconceived. It is of great value as it serves as both a history and a thought provoking text, and it will be followed by the MLRS reprint of his second book on the subject.
This is a companion volume to German Infantry Weapons. It covers all weapons used normally by Japanese infantry. Sections deal with pistols and rifles, grenades and mines, machine guns, mortars, and antitank and infantry guns. It is profusely illustrated with 160 drawings and photographs. Published in 1943 it deals with all infantry weapons used by the Japanese almost to the end of the war.
The Handbook for Light Tanks Marks II - VI isued in 1937. This manual gives full details of the light tanks which were seen as infantry support tanks in the years before World War II. The contents include descriptions of hulls, suspension, engines, transmission, electrical apparatus and machinegun mountings together with maintenance instructions. Well illustrated with 17 plates (4 oversize black and white photographs) and 13 pull-outs of technical aspects of the tanks). This is a rarity and deserves to be in the collection of all tank enthusiasts.
This manual is a reprint of the official handling and maintenance instructions for the range of Mark I tanks, armed with a 3-pounder gun, and issued to troops in 1931. It gives a detailed picture of this type of medium tank and also points the way to understanding the philosophy of armour in the early 1930s. The details given of the tank are complete, and the original photographic plates are included as foldouts at the rear of the manual, as in the original. A reprint of a very rare publication, and essential to any study of of the development of the tank.
The two pamphlets reprinted together give a wealth of information on the famous MG34 and the differences between it and its equally well known relation the MG42. Often known the Allied troops as the Spandau, this machine gun was the best light and medium machine gun of the Second World War and spawned many related developments after the war, including the US M60, the Belgian MAG and the British GPMG. Details include stripping and assembling, loading and firing and the stoppages. These two pamphlets give an English language description of the weapons, soon to be accompanied by the official German Pamphlet on the MG34 (now in preparation).
This is a reprint of the important transitional manual issued by the German Army to cover the MG34 and its replacement, the MG42. In German, it covers every aspect of the gun and its operation and tactical use, and wherever there is a difference between the two guns this is clearly pointed out in the text. The book also includes mountings (motorcycle sidecar, truck, two-wheel towed cart etc) and is accompanied by a separate 8-page manual of sectioned drawings showing gun operation and stoppages (also in German). For those with no German it may be hard work, and we would recommend a copy of the MG34 pamphlet published by the British, which is also on sale through MLRS Books.
The British Army issue manual for handling the 2-pounder antitank gun. This manual, with 18 A3 plates appended, covers every detail of the two pounder antitank gun which was the standard antitank weapon of the British Army until 1942. Designed in the 1920s, it could knock out lightly armoured tanks, but had little success against the German Marks III and IV tanks that it took on in the western desert. This manual is the complete version that was issued to troops in 1938 and comes with the original plates at size A3 for clarity.
This is the second volume of General Martel's work (see also "In the wake of the Tank"), and looks at the operations of British armoured forces in the Second World War and how those forces were raised. There are also some proposals on new organsiations and a look at large armoured force operations of the eastern front. A well written and very interesting history of armour in World War II.
This special edition report on the German Tiger tank (Pz Kw VI Ausf H) has been assembled from a series of reports from the British School of Tank Technology and MI 10. It includes details of the tank in general, the armament and ammunition and stowage within the fighting compartment and externally. It also covers the engine, ventilation and cooling system. Accompanying the amazing amount of detail in these reports is a paper on the weapon testing carried out by the British. There are many photographs of both the exterior and the interior of the tank, together with a number of drawings of various components. The stowage diagrams are of particular importance to all who are interested in the Tiger. Also includes interior and exterior stores/equipment layouts and a translation of the German maintenance manual. With five coloured A3 foldouts expanded from the original reports, and 2 A3 foldouts on maintenance.
This pamphlet, in the School of Tank Technology series, was issued during the Second World War to give information to all who needed it of German armoured fighting vehicles - in this case the Mk III tank. If you need to know how much ammunition it carried, or what the armour thicknesses were, or the gun arrangements for the 5cm short or 5cm long gun, then this is for you. The description is in real detail and is important for all those interested in tank data.
The use of the rocket in many forms came to maturity in the Second World War, and Congreve would have been quite amazed at the range of rockets used by the US Forces. This manual gives details of them all from the 2.36in Bazooka rocket to the 10in rockets which were a direct steal from the Germans. Also includes details of an idea borrowed from the Russians - the Katyusha system which eventually developed into the MLRS system in use today. Profusely illustrated and full of technical detail.
The Russian T34 tank was instrumental in the campaign against the Germans in World War Two. This pamphlet gives a description of this tank, which in this, the basic form, was responsible for causing 'tank fright' in German units when they first faced it. Although the Russians developed the design and also brought out other, heavier, tanks, the original T34 showed the Germans that they had lost the lead in tank design in 1942.
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