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A HISTORY OF CUT-AND-THRUST WEAPONS

Tadeusz Królikiewicz

ISBN/EAN: 8311111081

This richly illustrated publication deals with the history of cut-and-thrust weapons, especially as used in battle. The author presents detailed descriptions of the types of weapons: the broadsword, rapier, fencing sword, sabre, falchion, and knife. He describes the evolution of cut-and-thrust weapons in different parts of the world. He also considers the symbolism of such weapons – related to their place in history. For example, Polish weapons of this kind – often handed down from father to son – became a symbol of patriotic feelings and of the struggle for independence.


AN ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF CONTEMPORARY FIREARMS VOLS. 1- 4



ISBN/EAN: 8311091498

This book is an important source of knowledge on contemporary firearms. Because of its clear layout and highly readable content, it is accessible and comprehensible to all readers concerned with military technology. The information it contains, supplemented by some interesting illustrations, will be useful not only to those dealing with questions of weaponry on a professional basis, but also to students at military academies and civilian colleges, to publicists, and the rank and file of firearms enthusiasts. In addition, the book presents the latest international firearms technology, illustrating perfectly the changes that are taking place and the latest achievements in this field, which directly affect the structure and operational tactics of modern armies.


BAYONETS

Tadeusz Królikiewicz

ISBN/EAN: 8311085285

This lavishly illustrated monograph describes the story of the development, construction, use and technical data of bayonets which originated many countries, also used by Polish soldiers who fought in various military formations throughout the years. The book offers much valuable advice for collectors.


COMBAT AVIATION IN THE TWENTY - FIRST CENTURY

Jerzy Gotowała

ISBN/EAN: 8311106436

Unprecedentend advances in the progress of science and technology, inflight refuelling, radar invisibility, free use of aerial and space robots, as well as globalization, terrorism and new entities arriving on the world stage, have brought about a situation where we need more and more seriously to take into account the possibility of new scenarios relating to the initation and course of armed conflicts affecting our globe. And the frequency with which such conflicts break out and the violence with which developments take place clearly point to aviation as being the quickest and at same time most effective means of stemming potential threats.
The author's first main area of interest are the capabilities of contemporary air power, while the second is fascinating world of forecats concering the use of space aviation in the future and extension of the battle zone in the twenty - first century. He emphasizes that military staellite systems and space stations already enable us to observe, photograph and eavesdrop on the enemy, and also to intercept information.


DAGGERS

Tadeusz Królikiewicz

ISBN/EAN: 8311100179

This book tells the story of cutlasses, their construction and use in Poland and all over the world. It also emphasizes their characteristic features. Each description contains the following data: country of origin, type, characteristics, construction and is accompanied by photographs, of cutlasses and their parts.


HUNTING RIFLES – A GUIDEBOOK

Marek Czerwiński

ISBN/EAN: 9788311109186

Another book by Marek Czerwiński concerning hunting rifles, both those using bullets and those employing shot, and also hunting ammunition and sights. The author includes advice facilitating the choice of both calibre and ammunition type, as well as the weapon itself and optical sights as geared to specific kinds of hunting. Decision-making here will be made easier by the brief survey of brands and types of rifle. The book is not a textbook, but an accessible guidebook that will be helpful not only to novice hunters.


KNIVES

Sergiusz Mitin

ISBN/EAN: 8311098042

This guide throughout the world of modern knives can be helpful when choosing one. The author warns us against advertisement tricks and unreliable opinion spread in the media. Moreover, he tries to help us to form our own opinion on facts and our own considerations.


MODERN AIR RIFLES

Maciej Szayer

ISBN/EAN: 8311108129

Air weapons are becoming more and more available to increasing numbers of enthusiasts of recreational shooting. The author describes their history and technological development, provides a general classification, describes the structure and elements of the most popular air guns, as well as their tuning. He presents the basic principles of preparing a gun for shooting, and the choice of equipment and ammunition for various kinds of shooting activities. Numerous photographs and plates make the book a valuable guide for all air weapons owners.


POLISH ARMOURED DIVISIONS, 1939

Rajmund Szubański

ISBN/EAN: 8311100314

A new amended edition containing new facts, of the only monograph in Polish hisotoriography devoted to the war preparations of Polish armoured units, and to the battles they conducted during the campaign of September 1939. The book shows this little known subject matter in a broader context, begining with the emergence, location and significance of the armoured divisions within the Second Polish Republic's armed forces as whole, various opinions relating to their tactical deployment and composition, and their organizational and technical development, taking us up to the phase of mobilization, departure from the garrisons and use the battlefield.


POLISH ARMY KNIVES

Zbigniew Gwóźdź

ISBN/EAN: 8311102449


PRECISION RIFLES. FIELD TACTICS FOR MARKSMEN. SHOOTING TECHNIQUES

Marek Czerwiński

ISBN/EAN: 8311104875

This is an accessible self-help book containing descriptions of the construction of particular weapons. It is aimed at several groups of readers. The first, increasing all the time, is that of hunters of predators and pests who use varmint rifles. The next group undoubtedly consists of sport shooters using rifles, especially those who are about to embark on professional competitive careers. The publication will also interest professional soldiers, police and military marksmen, and also the ever-increasing ranks of weapons collectors.


SABRES OF EMINENT POLES

Włodzimierz Kwaśniewicz

ISBN/EAN: 8311103534

Lavishly illustrated collection of brief
biographies of eminent Poles, featuring
their famous sabreS - from the oldest days till the 20th Century. The author is a Polish historian, expert on arms and museologist. He wrote many books on ancient arms and armament.


SNIPERS. YESTERDAY AND TODAY

Marek Czerwiński

ISBN/EAN: 8311106428

What exactly is an expert marksman? The answer to that question can be found in this book, written not as an exercise in literature, but against the background of wartime settings: the Second World War, the conflicts in Afghanistan and Chechnia, in the Falklands, up to the war in Iraq. Eighteen stories explore the quintessence of the sniper’s equipment, of the field tactics he uses, and above all the qualities of character he should possess in order to be able to qualify for the title of Sniper – master of the rifle.


THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF OLD PROTECTIVE CLOTHING

Włodzimierz Kwaśniewicz

ISBN/EAN: 8311100632

It is the compendium of knowledge regarding the armours throughout the history - since the Ancient East, Greece and Rome, through Middle Ages until 19th century in Europe. The book meticulously describes all sorts of armours, shields and helmets. The author also included detailed information on the famous manufacturers of this kind of weaponry.


THE MOST RECENT BULL-PUP FIREARMS

Ryszard Woźniak

ISBN/EAN: 8311106819

One of the trends in the development of contemporary firearms is the use of the bull-pup configuration, in other words a layout without the traditional rifle butt. In the conventional layout, the magazine is located in front of the pistol grip and trigger mechanism, and the butt, fixed or folding, is situated behind the chamber. The bull-pup construction is distinguished by the fact that the magazine is located behind the pistol grip and trigger mechanism, while the function of the butt is fulfilled by the gun’s chamber, finished off with a butt plate. The book contains descriptions and technical and tactical details of the most well-known designs of sub-machine guns, rifles, and sharpshooting rifles (also large-calibre models), including solutions from all over the world.


THE UNIFORMS OF THE GERMAN LAND FORCES

Bartosz Wrona

ISBN/EAN: 831110803X

1st ed., format B5, hard cover

A richly illustrated compendium of knowledge on the uniforms and equipment supplied to soldiers of the Wehrmacht. This is the first publication on the Polish market to treat the topic so broadly. The uniforms of the German soldiers referred back to Roman and Old Germanic traditions. They were marked by their diversity of form, cut, emblems, stripes, and accessories. Familiarity with all the various nuances represented no mean feat, since each kind of service and each unit had its own uniform regulations. The uniforms were meant to arouse feelings of respect and acquiescence among society vis-a-vis the authority of the totalitarian state.


WARSHIPS OF THE WORLD

Jacek Krzewiński

ISBN/EAN: 8311090270

Military campaigns at the end of the 19th century proved indisputably that if a battle was fought at sea, then victory depended on how modern a fleet each side had at its disposal. If in the Second World War the victor was generally the side possessing the greater number of heavy warships, nowadays the most important factor is the degree of technological advancement of the design of the vessels. This extensive publication contains descriptions of several dozen contemporary warships sailing under the flags of different states: from aircraft carriers and cruisers, through frigates and destroyers, to support boats. In the context of the development of marine technology, also presented are older constructions which are architecturally interesting or of an unusual technical design. The survey is supplemented by information on armoury and electronic equipment, and the text is brilliantly illustrated with photographs and technical drawings.




Marek Czerwiński

ISBN/EAN: 831110042X




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