04 February 2020
If you’re an aficionado of modern firearms then there’s a treat here for you with this guide to the personal firearms used by armies around the world in the 21st century.
While the focus is on the weapons in use today, they are given context by referencing earlier, classic weapons. The chapters run through combat pistols, SMGs and personal defence weapons, assault rifles and carbines, designated marksmen rifles, combat shotguns, sniper rifles, LMGs, light support weapons and squad automatic weapons.
What’s interesting is that the author includes stories and quotes from people using the weapons in places like Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan.
With excellent, glossy paper, and copious colour photography this is a high quality book and a valuable reference for anyone interested in modern infantry weapons.
• Pen and Sword
• ISBN 978-1-4738-9613-0
• 270 pages • Hardback • £30
By Leigh Neville
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