The Cromwell I Service Handbook 1943 has every detail of this tank, with diagrams covering all aspects of it. Originals are collector's ietems and very rare - now you can have a facsimile copy with the original pull-out diagrams reproduced at similar size. The manual covers engine, transmission, suspension, steering, electrical equipment, hull, turret and guns. There are over 300 illustrations with colour reproduction of original colour drawings. This is a must for any armour collector, wargamer or military historian who includes tanks in his repertoire. Highly recommended.
This is a reprint of the very rare Service Handbook for Comet I. It covers absolutely every aspect of the tank from tracks to turret top, and includes engine, transmission, steering, electrical equipment, hull, turret and guns. The gun fitted was a reduced performance 17 pounder, the first time a "real" antitank gun had been fitted to a British tank. This design led to the later Centurion. In all this manual covers everything you might want to know about the tank, and is profusely illustrated. All foldouts are reprinted to a similar size, and occur in the same places as in the original. As far as we are aware no other reprint of this manual is available. The first worthwhile tank designed and built in the UK - and almost too late!
The Alecto was the SP Gun that nearly was. Designed as a tracked, mobile. lightly armoured SP gun it got to the earlty stages of trials. This is the standard Service Handbook for the vehicle and its 95mm QF howitzer. The manual gives every possible detail and is profusely illustrated with some exceptionally fine line and isometric drawings. The rarity of the original publication makes this a must for any tank manual collector. and for all others who are interested in the development of SP artillery.
This is the first in a series of official manuals which MLRS are reprinting on the Churchill tank. This, the last edition published during the Second Woirld War, covers the Marks VII and VII tanks in every detail. Drawings accompany the description every step of the way, and every item in the tanks is covered. This edition includes reprints of all original fold-out drawings, details of the 75mm and 95mm guns, the BESA and the 2-in Bomb Thrower. Also included are the stowage diagrams for both Marks of the tank and the transport diagrams. Until you can get an original copy with all this detail, you will find this publication to be perfect for your purposes, whether military historian, tank enthusiast, modeller or wargamer. This manual is essential in any library relating to armour.
This is a reprint of the first manual on the Sherman Firefly ever written. It is marked "Top Secret" and covers the 17-pounder antitank gun as fitted to the Sherman tank, which was named Sherman "Firefly", and which proved to be the equal of the 75mm gun fitted to the German Panther tank, although not entirely on a par with the 88mm fitted to the Tiger. Also covers the .30 cal. Browning machine gun. The original is extremely rare, and MLRS was fortunate to be given access to a copy. Some parts are fainter than others and the book is heavy ink-printed for this reason.
This is a complete reprint of the British pamphlet on the armament of the Sherman as used by the British Army, and it covers the 75mm M3 main armament and the .30in Browning machine gun. There are few copies available and MLRS was extremely lucky to get a copy on loan for reprinting. Recommended to all armour enthusiasts.
The SMLE rifle saw service in both World Wars and afterwards. Included in this publication are the Weapon Training Pamphlets of 1937 and 1942, covering the Number 1 and Number 4 rifles, with a short section on the sniper rifle No. 4 (T). Every aspect of training is included, including parts, stripping and assemby, firing positions and tactical use. The whole is a picture of this long-serving, much respected infantry weapon.
This is the handling manual for the 17-pr antitank gun fitted to the Valentine tank. It covers the gun itself and controls, sighting equipment and ammunition, with clear and very effective illustrations of all points. Although issued in 1952 it covers earlier versions of the gun and is complimented by our Users Handbook for the Valentine IX.
An interesting and engrossing history of rifles and machine guns first published in 1945. The book is of particular interest because of the coverage of the early use of machine guns, particularly in the Russo-Japanese War and the First World War. It covers the First and Second World Wars and is a good analysis of how superiority of fire could be achieved and maintained.
The up-gunned T34/85 was one of the most used tanks in the Second World War, and it helped beat the Germans back to Berlin. This is a translation of the Russian manual issued to troops, the original of which attempted to overcome any language problems (the language range of new recruits was wide) by using a wealth of illustrations and only limited text. Every detail of the tank is shown in clear line drawings which are often self-explanatory. The drawings are very well done and the translation is very accurate and clear. Anyone with an interest in Russian armour needs to have this manual in his library.
This is the second volume of Tank Data, and the volume covers a number of American AFVs plus some British, Czech, French, German, Japanese and Soviet tanks. The format remains as in Volume I with basic details of the tank plus a photograph spread over two pages. In addition there are some sectioned drawings of tanks, and additional sections on "Tanks in Pictures" and "Pictorial History of Russian Tanks." This forms part of a three volume set now published by MLRS Books.
This is the third of three volumes of AFV reports from Aberdeen Proving Ground published by MLRS Books. It describes more British tanks and armoured cars, French AFVs, more German, Italian, Polish, Soviet and US armour and also has some extra sections. It includes photograph sections on early German armour, and captured armour used by the Germans, together with a section on tank armament. These three volumes cover the vast majority of armour used since its first appearance and make, as a set, a valuable index which will lead the reader into further research. Buyers of all three volumes will receive a discount of £10.00 on the set.
Aberdeen Proving Grounds in the United States have (thankfully) examined and tested and reported on a very large numbers of guns and tanks, covering the majority of such equipments since World War I. This is the first of a set of three reprinted volumes of their AFV reports. It covers tanks of various dates from Britain, Czechoslovakia, France, Germany (the largest section), Italy, Japan, Russia and the Unites States. Each AFV is described is basic detail and every description is accompanied by a photograph of the tank. These three volumes will build up into a very handy and informative reference trio on AFVs, and will give all the basic details needed, as well as helping to identify some of the less well known vehicles. The next two volumes are scheduled for publication very soon.
Churchill I was an early attempt by the British to put a tank onto the battlefield which was proof against German antitank guns. However, although the armour was quite effective, this first version of the famous tank was severely undergunned, being fitted with a 2-pounder gun. This is the original Instruction book issued by Vauxhall Motors, and it gives a complete picture of the vehicle. It includes a great number of line drawings and stowage diagrams are included. Illustrated with over 90 drawings.
The 1909 edition of the Textbook of Small Arms is important because of the way it presents its subject. It gives details of all rifles and pistols in use by country, so the reader can find out what China or Germany or Russia had in their armouries at that time. It covers the weapons in detail and almost all have line drawings included. Also looks at ammunition and ballistics.
A number of textbooks of Small Arms were issued in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and the 1929 edition is one of the most important. It covers the history of many types of small arms (rifles, pistols and revolvers, swords, lances, bayonets, grenades and machine guns. Also includes a good treatment of ammunition, and has a section on ballistics (internal and external). Comes complete with all appendices and foldouts in their original positions.
This reprint is a combination of three pamphlets on this weapon: two British Army Small Arms training manuals (1939 and 1942) and a short but very clear pamphlet sold at the beginning of the Second World War with simple but effective instructions on how to use the gun. The drawings in the text and the colour plates show how the gun operated, and how to strip and assemble it. The weapon itself survived in various forms from the 1930s to the 1960s in British Army service, and the 7.62mm version is still in use today.
This is a reprint of the official pamphlet on the Hotchkiss machinegun recalibered to .303-inch for british service. It describes the gun itself, stripping, cleaning and assembly and use in the field. The pamphlet is illustrated with some superb line drawings and plates of the weapon and actions on the gun. This is a rare find, and MLRS is glad to be able to reprint it.
The American invented Lewis gun saw service in the British Army in both World Wars in calibre 0.303inch. The two manuals (the official British Army pamphlet and a privately published booklet) in this reprint give details of the gun and its stripping, assembly, handling and tactical use. With ample illustrations, anyone can now understand the weapon.
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