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M108/M109 Howitzer Walk Around
Doyle, David
ISBN: 9780897476171
Squadron/Signal Publications  2010 
 Soft Cover New book, 88 pages, SS5721. Introduced in the early 1960s, the M108/109 marked the transition from open-topped to fully enclosed self-propelled artillery. Developed simultaneously, the M108 and M109 went from experimental to 'standard' classification in July 1963. Production of the M108 was concluded within months, as its 105mm gun was found to be less well-suited than the M109's 155mm cannon. Both vehicles saw service in Vietnam. In 1972, the M109s were rearmed with longer barrels resulting in the M109A1. Various modifications were introduced in subsequent years, and in the mid-1980s the M109 family was upgraded to include nuclear, chemical, and biological protection - those modified units being redesignated M109A4. Then in February 1990, a version incorporating enlarged turret, improved armor and armament, increased ammunition stowage, NBC protection and microclimate for the crew became available under the designation M109A6, the 'Paladin,' a thoroughly modern weapon able to go from road march to pinpoint firing in less than 60 seconds. Illustrated with more than 315 photographs, plus color profiles and detailed line drawings.  As New
Price: $28.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 009243  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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M108/M109 Howitzer Walk Around
Doyle, David
ISBN: 9780897476171
Squadron/Signal Publications  2010 
 Soft Cover New book, 88 pages, SS5721. Introduced in the early 1960s, the M108/109 marked the transition from open-topped to fully enclosed self-propelled artillery. Developed simultaneously, the M108 and M109 went from experimental to 'standard' classification in July 1963. Production of the M108 was concluded within months, as its 105mm gun was found to be less well-suited than the M109's 155mm cannon. Both vehicles saw service in Vietnam. In 1972, the M109s were rearmed with longer barrels resulting in the M109A1. Various modifications were introduced in subsequent years, and in the mid-1980s the M109 family was upgraded to include nuclear, chemical, and biological protection - those modified units being redesignated M109A4. Then in February 1990, a version incorporating enlarged turret, improved armor and armament, increased ammunition stowage, NBC protection and microclimate for the crew became available under the designation M109A6, the 'Paladin,' a thoroughly modern weapon able to go from road march to pinpoint firing in less than 60 seconds. Illustrated with more than 315 photographs, plus color profiles and detailed line drawings.  As New
Price: $28.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 009242  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Red SAM: The SA-2 Guideline Anti-Aircraft Missile
Zaloga, Steven
ISBN: 9781846030628
Osprey Pub Co Oxford, United Kingdom 2007 
 Soft Cover New book, 48 pages, NVG134. The Russian SA-2, nicknamed 'Red SAM' is history's dominant antiaircraft missile. In 1960 it famously downed Gary Powers’ U-2 spyplane, and two years later it was one of the missiles deployed during the Cuban Missile Crisis, which almost sparked a nuclear showdown between America and the USSR. The SA-2 was also deployed in Vietnam, North Korea, Egypt, and even the Gulf War. Using photographs, color artwork, and rare accounts from the weapon’s designers, Steven J Zaloga examines the missile’s development, linking this to its massive impact on Cold War air campaigns, and investigates the design changes that have helped the SA-2 stand the test of time. Contents: SAM Origins; The Spyplane Menace; Operation Anadyr: the Cuban Missile Crisis; Deep Modernization; The Flying Telephone Pole in Vietnam; Operation Kavkaz: S-75 in the 1967-73 Middle East Wars; Foreign Guidelines; Final Refinements; Further Reading; Color Plate Commentary; Index.  As New
Price: $23.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 006005  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Scud Ballistic Missile and Launch Systems 1955-2005
Zaloga, Steven
ISBN: 1841769479
Osprey Pub Co Oxford, United Kingdom 2006 
 Soft Cover New book, 48 pages, NVG120. The Scud missile was developed as the centerpiece of Soviet plans to fight nuclear war in the heart of Europe. However, it was never used in its intended role and has instead become a symbol of the changing nature of warfare in the aftermath of the Cold War. Saddam Hussein's Iraqi armed forces were almost helpless in the face of the Coalition forces in the 1991 Gulf War; the only weapon that Iraq could use to injure the Coalition forces was its arsenal of Scud missiles. This book explores the development and variants of the missile and its launch systems, its proliferation outside of the West, and its role in conflicts around the world. Contents: Introduction; R-11: The Scud A; The Scud Name; The Scud at Sea; R-17: The Scud B; Scud Improvements; Scud Warheads; Scud B: The Secret Variants; Scud Organization; Launching the Scud; Warsaw Pact Scuds; Scud Proliferation; The Scud at War: Egypt; The Scud at War: Iraq; The Scud at War: Other Conflicts; The Scud at War: Afghanistan; Scud Proliferation: North Korea; Scud Replacements; Futher Reading; Color Plate Commentary; Index.  As New
Price: $23.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 002081  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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The Irish Artillery Corps Since 1922
Riccio, Ralph
ISBN: 9788361421528
Mushroom Model Publications  2012 
 Soft Cover New book, 216 pages. The story of the artillery used by the armed forces of the Republic of Ireland (Eire), from independence to the present day. Following on from the author’s acclaimed book on AFVs in Irish service, this new book covers the operations and equipment of all the artillery units in the Irish armed forces. From the early days of Independence and civil war to modern-day peace keeping, from coastal artillery to light mortars, all the units and their equipment are described and illustrated. Profusely illustrated with photos, and scale plans. Essential reading for all military historians and artillery enthusiasts.  As New
Price: $52.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 007063  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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The Irish Artillery Corps Since 1922
Riccio, Ralph
ISBN: 9788361421528
Mushroom Model Publications  2012 
 Soft Cover New book, 216 pages. The story of the artillery used by the armed forces of the Republic of Ireland (Eire), from independence to the present day. Following on from the author’s acclaimed book on AFVs in Irish service, this new book covers the operations and equipment of all the artillery units in the Irish armed forces. From the early days of Independence and civil war to modern-day peace keeping, from coastal artillery to light mortars, all the units and their equipment are described and illustrated. Profusely illustrated with photos, and scale plans. Essential reading for all military historians and artillery enthusiasts.  As New
Price: $52.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 007064  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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US Strategic and Defensive Missile Systems 1950-2004
Berhow, Mark
ISBN: 9781841768380
Osprey Pub Co  2005 
 Soft Cover New book, 64 pages, FOR036. For 40 years following the end of World War II, the Western democratic governments and the Eastern Bloc Communist powers were locked in the ideological, political, and economic struggle of the Cold War. The United States and the Soviet Union developed missile systems capable of delivering conventional and nuclear explosives against enemy massed bomber formations in the air, and of delivering retaliatory nuclear payloads against ground targets located on distant continents. The missile systems played both a defensive role, and a potential offensive role, which was parlayed to the public as deterrence against attack by the rival bloc. This title provides a detailed overview of the fixed-launch-site strategic missile systems of the United States.  As New
Price: $20.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 006247  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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