14th Century to PresentBook - 2002
Follow the development of the machine gun from its earliest beginnings and discover its influence on warfare as retired Master Gunner Ian Hogg narrates a chronological history. Explore the various designs, mechanisms, strengths and weaknesses and employment of machine guns made around the world. Learn the history behind Germany's general-purpose machine gun and why countries all over the world copied it. Includes detailed specifications and background information on each model with a 16-page colour section of historically significant guns.
Publisher: Iola, WI : Krause Publications, c2002
Characteristics: 336 p. : ill. (some col.),  p. of leaves ; 28 cm