Assault Rifle by Maxim PopenkerAssault Rifle by Maxim Popenker

Assault Rifle

byMaxim Popenker, Anthony Williams

Hardcover | March 28, 2005

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Assault Rifle provides a comprehensive account of the development of the military assault rifle and its ammunition from WW2 to the present day.

The book is in two parts. The first part includes: Brief historical summary of the assault rifle, its origins and development; Gun design including operating mechanisms and weapon configuration; Ammunition design and performance; Ballistics, especially the balance between recoil and effectiveness; History of assault rifle cartridge.

The second part includes: National military rifle programs since the end of WW2; History of developments in each country including experimental programs; Detailed descriptions of the principal service and experimental weapons.
Maxim Popenker was born in Leningrad, graduated from St Petersburg State Technical University and is a lieutenant [reserve] in the Russian Armed Forces. He is an established author of books and magazines and online articles on the subject of firearms. He is the owner and author of a leading Internet resource on small arms, the 'Modern ...
Title:Assault RifleFormat:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 10 × 7.75 × 0.5 inPublished:March 28, 2005Publisher:The Crowood Press UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1861267002

ISBN - 13:9781861267009

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Editorial Reviews

Gun Week

"For concise coverage of assault rifles right up tot he 2004 date of publication, this is an excellent book. It would be difficult to better it. Students of small arms, military historians, arms designers, and others desiring information on the latest in assault rifle design should find this a valuable reference volume."