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The Sten Gun

Weapon n. 22

Codice: 228A155022

€ 18,00

Ecco la collana che mancava nelle varie serie realizzate dalla Osprey Publishing quella dedicata alle armi bianche e da fuoco. 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 Sten submachine gun - officially the ‘Carbine, Machine, Sten' - was developed to fulfill the pressing British need for large quantities of cheaply produced weapons after Dunkirk, when German invasion was a very real possibility. Over four million were built during World War II, and the Sten was widely used by airborne troops, tankers, and others who needed a compact weapon with substantial firepower. It proved especially popular with Resistance fighters as it was easy to conceal, deadly at close range, and could fire captured German ammunition - with a design so simple that Resistance fighters were able to produce them in bicycle shops. Featuring vivid first-hand accounts, specially commissioned full-colour artwork and close-up photographs, this is the fascinating story of the mass-produced submachine gun that provided Allied soldiers and Resistance fighters with devastating close-range firepower.

Lingua

INGLESE

Illustrazioni

Foto a colori e in b/n, artwork a colori

Pagine

80

Misure

18,5 x 25,5

Rilegato

No

ISBN
9781849087599

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