THE BARRETT RIFLE - SNIPING AND ANTI-MATERIAL RIFLES IN THE WAR ON TERROR
Autore: Chris McNab
80 pagine, abbondantemente illustrate con foto e artwork, presentano il disegno, lo sviluppo, l’impiego e l’impatto sulla storia dell’arma presa in esame.
The Barrett M82 is one of the most successful sniper rifles ever manufactured. Now entering its fourth decade of service, the short recoil, semi-automatic system is capable of firing a .50-cal BMG round that provides devastating accuracy over distances of up to 2km. Unconfirmed reports from Afghanistan in 2012 accredit the Barrett with one of history's longest ever kills at 2,185m. This is the technical history of a rifle initially commissioned as an anti-material and explosive ordinance disposal tool, designed to neutralize enemy vehicles and parked aircraft, but which has since been adopted by snipers across the world. The Barrett M82 has seen active service in the First Gulf War, Iraq and Afghanistan and has become an important addition to both police and Special Forces units alike. The Barrett M82 has become something of a cultural icon and is one of the most extraordinary weapons of the last 50 years. There is little doubt that the Barrett will continue to cast its long shadow over the battlefield for many years to come.
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