Military Weapons

Books featuring detailed information about military weapons and equipment

The Dreyse Military Needle Ignition System

Researched, written & illustrated by Leonard & Guy A-R-West FHBSA
An illustrated history of the Dreyse Zündnadelgewehr (needle-ignition rifle)  – one of the first breech-loading firearms  featuring an innovative needle-ignition mechanism.
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The Modèle 1866 ‘Chassepot’ needle-ignition rifle

Written & illustrated by Guy & Leonard A-R-West FHBSA
An illustrated history of one of the first breech-loading firearms and its innovative needle-ignition mechanism, used in the Franco-Prussian War 1870/71
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Bull, Bombs & Britannias

by Richard Ling
A former Boy Entrant looks back on his globetrotting career with the RAF 1961-75 as an Armourer, bomb disposal expert and Bristol Britannia loadmaster
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The English Electric Lightning and Me

by Peter Bunnett
A former RAF Airframe Mechanic’s recollections of a classic jet fighter aircraft
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The Avro Vulcan and Me

The Avro Vulcan and Me

by Peter Bunnett
A former RAF Airframe Mechanic’s recollections of this classic delta-wing jet bomber aircraft.
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Achtung Minen! Guernsey

by Henry Beckingham
The history of the German minefields on Guernsey 1940-45, told by the man in charge of removing them.
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RAF / UXB - RAF bomb disposal squads in World War II

A collection of stories contributed by former RAF Bomb Disposal (BD) personnel highlighting their activities during WW2
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UXB Volume 2

Our second book saluting the hazardous work of  Bomb Disposal and explosive ordnance disposal personnel includes contributions from the USA and other parts of the world.
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