THE M3 'GREASE GUN'
Autore: Leroy Thompson
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.
Influenced by the German MP 40 and the British Sten, the 45-calibre M3 'Grease Gun' served as the primary US submachine gun for almost half a century. Designed to replace the expensive Thompson SMG, the M3 was issued to airborne troops thanks to its compact design with sliding wire stock, and was favoured by armoured crews right up to the beginning of the 1990s, seeing service in 1991's Operation Desert Storm. In Korea and Vietnam, reconnaissance troops and special-operations forces were at times armed with the M3A1 - also available in a suppressed version - and it was the first SMG issued to the US counter terrorist unit Delta Force. Featuring full-colour artwork, first-hand accounts and archive and close-up photographs, this is the engaging story of the M3 sub machine gun.
18,5 x 25