Armored vehicles, Military

Jane's Armour and Artillery

Author: Christopher F. Foss

Publisher: N.A


Category: Armored vehicles, Military

Page: N.A

View: 2387

Includes index.

Military Industry and Regional Defense Policy

India, Iraq and Israel

Author: Timothy D. Hoyt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351558153

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 6024

Military Industry and Regional Defense Policy re-examines military industrialization in the developing world, focusing on policy-making in producer states and the impact of security perceptions on such policy-making.Timothy D. Hoyt reassesses the role of regional state sub-systems in international relations, and recent historical studies of international technology and arms transfers. Looking at Israel, Iraq and India, the three most powerful regional powers in the Cold War era, he presesnts an expert analysis of the three-sided phenomena of the regional hegemony, the regional competitor and the small over-achiever.This new book breaks away from existing literature on military industries in the developing world, which has focused on their economic and development costs and benefits. These past studies have used primitive methodologies that focus on the production of complete weapons systems - a misleading gauge in a world of growing international defense cooperation. They have also ignored empirical evidence of the impact of local military industrial production on Cold War regional conflict, and of the defence planning and concerns that drove development of indigenous military industries in key regional powers. This new text delivers an incisive new perspective.


An Illustrated History of Its Impact

Author: Jeff Kinard

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 185109556X

Category: History

Page: 536

View: 8257

Addressing its technical evolution as well as its military and social impact, this comprehensive reference shows how historic leaders such as Dionysus of Syracuse, the Ottoman sultan Mohammad II, Oliver Cromwell, and Napoleon Bonaparte were successful in battle because of their innovative use of artillery. * Includes case studies of the wars of Louis XIV, the Napoleonic Wars, the American Civil War, and the Franco-Prussian War illustrating the impact of specific technical and strategic innovations in artillery * Dozens of photographs and illustrations show various types of artillery, artillery mechanisms, and projectiles

U.S. Conflicts in the 21st Century: Afghanistan War, Iraq War, and the War on Terror [3 volumes]

Afghanistan War, Iraq War, and the War on Terror

Author: Spencer C. Tucker

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440838798

Category: History

Page: 1228

View: 5483

This three-volume reference work provides an up-to-date presentation and analysis of the U.S. wars of the 21st century, addressing their backgrounds, causes, courses, and consequences. It serves as an indispensable resource for students seeking to understand the role of the United States in the world today. • Provides up-to-date information on America's ongoing military conflicts and clear explanations of how these wars came about and the shifts in policy thereafter • Supplies comprehensive coverage detailing social, political, cultural, religious, ethnic, and military aspects of the 21st-century wars • Includes dozens of primary documents that are essential to understanding the events that have occurred, provide context to the text, and allow readers to examine the original sources of information directly • Identifies the key individuals and factors in strategic planning • Presents full information on the terror attacks visited on the United States and its key allies as well as the U.S. response to them

The Iraq War Encyclopedia

Author: Thomas R. Mockaitis

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313380635

Category: History

Page: 542

View: 5487

This reference work is an ideal resource for anyone interested in better understanding the controversial Iraq War. It treats the war in its entirety, covering politics, religion, and history, as well as military issues.
Technology & Engineering

Jane's Armour and Artillery Upgrades

Author: Tony Cullen,Christopher F. Foss

Publisher: Janes Information Group

ISBN: 9780710619013

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 608

View: 3503


M60 Main Battle Tank 1960–91

Author: Richard Lathrop,John McDonald

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1782004777

Category: History

Page: 48

View: 1119

Entering service in the early 1960s, the M60 tank was in production for 23 years and formed the backbone of US Army and Marine armoured units during the Cold War. Over 15,000 were built in four basic models: the M60, M60A1, M60A2, and the M60A3. Although the M60 had been phased out of US Army service by the time Iraq invaded Kuwait in 1990, M60s were amongst the first Allied tanks to enter Kuwait City with the US Marines. This book examines the design and deployment of the M60, a very widely used vehicle that is still in service today.

Jane's armour and artillery


Author: Christopher F. Foss

Publisher: Janes Information Group

ISBN: 9780710628398

Category: Reference

Page: 1073

View: 1774

Presents information on tanks, reconnaissance vehicles, armored personnel carriers, tank destroyers, guns, howitzers, rocket launchers, and missiles deployed by the armed forces of the world

IHS Jane's Land Warfare Platforms 2012 - 2013

Systems Upgrades

Author: Christopher F. Foss,Richard Stickland

Publisher: Janes Information Group

ISBN: 9780710630131

Category: Reference

Page: 555

View: 4702

Land Warfare Platforms: System Upgrades provides unrivalled reference data on upgrade programs to land platforms and systems currently in service around the world

God's Gateway

Identity and Meaning in a Hindu Pilgrimage Place

Author: James Lochtefeld

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199741588

Category: Religion

Page: 328

View: 6956

A celebrated Hindu pilgrimage site, Hardwar lies on the river Ganges at the edge of the Himalayas. Its identity as a holy place is inextricably tied to the mythology and reality of the Ganges, and traditional sources overwhelmingly stress this connection. Virtually nothing has been written about Hardwar's history and development, although the historical record reveals striking changes of the past few centuries. These changes have usually reflected worldly forces such as shifting trade routes, improved transportation, or political instability. Yet such mundane influences have been ignored in the city's sacred narrative, which presents a fixed, unchanging identity. The city's complex identity, says Lochtefeld, lies in the tension between these differing narratives. In this fieldwork-based study, Lochtefeld analyzes modern Hardwar as a Hindu pilgrimage center. He looks first at various groups of local residents -- businessmen, hereditary priests, and ascetics -- and assesses their differing roles in managing Hardwar as a holy place. He then examines the pilgrims and the factors that bring them to Hardwar. None of these groups is as pious as popularly depicted, but their interactions in upholding their own interest create and maintain Hardwar's religious environment. In conclusion, he addresses the wider context of Indian pilgrimage and the forces shaping it in the present day. He finds that many modern Hindus, like many modern Christians, feel some dissonance between traditional religious symbols and their 21st-century world, and that they are reinterpreting their traditional symbols to make them meaningful for their time.


Canadian Armoured Fighting Vehicle Museums and Monuments

Author: Harold A. Skaarup

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781462034659

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 5996

Major Hal Skaarup has woven together an informative and detailed synopsis of the carefully preserved and restored armoured fighting vehicles on display in Canada. He highlights the importance of these upon key turning points in history when these AFVs were in use as tools of war at home and overseas. We often associate the evolution of military prowess with the advancement of sophisticated technology. Major Skaarup's descriptions of Canadian armour as it evolved to the level it has today reveals that military planners have had to be continuously creative in adapting to the changes in modern combat. They had to devise many intricate techniques, tactics and procedures to overcome the insurgents and opposition forces faced in Afghanistan and future overseas missions where Canadian armour will be brought into play. This guide book will show the interested reader where to find examples of the historical armour preserved in Canada, and perhaps serve as a window on how Canada’s military contribution to safety and security in the world has evolved.

Breaking The Mold: Tanks In The Cities [Illustrated Edition]

Author: Kendall D. Gott

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 1782894446

Category: History

Page: 284

View: 6340

Illustrated with 30 maps. Few lessons are as prevalent in military history as is the adage that tanks don’t perform well in cities. The notion of deliberately committing tanks to urban combat is anathema to most. In Breaking the Mold: Tanks in the Cities, Mr. Ken Gott disproves that notion with a timely series of five case studies from World War II to the present war in Iraq. This is not a parochial or triumphant study. These cases demonstrate that tanks must do more than merely “arrive” on the battlefield to be successful in urban combat. From Aachen in 1944 to Fallujah in 2004, the absolute need for specialized training and the use of combined arms at the lowest tactical levels are two of the most salient lessons that emerge from this study. When properly employed, well-trained and well-supported units led by tanks are decisive in urban combat. The reverse is also true. Chechen rebels taught the Russian army and the world a brutal lesson in Grozny about what happens when armored units are poorly led, poorly trained, and cavalierly employed in a city. The case studies in this monograph are high-intensity battles in conflicts ranging from limited interventions to major combat operations. It would be wrong to use them to argue for the use of tanks in every urban situation. As the intensity of the operation decreases, the second and third order effects of using tanks in cities can begin to outweigh their utility. The damage to infrastructure caused by their sheer weight and size is just one example of what can make tanks unsuitable for every mission. Even during peace operations, however, the ability to employ tanks and other heavy armored vehicles quickly can be crucial. A study on the utility of tanks in peace operations is warranted, and planned.- Timothy R. Reese Colonel, Armor

Jane's Armour & Artillery Upgrades 2009-2010

Author: Christopher F. Foss,Richard Stickland

Publisher: Janes Information Group

ISBN: 9780710628831

Category: Reference

Page: 740

View: 616

Upgrade your subsystems information This essential companion to Jane's Armour and Artillery details those subsystems that are currently in production, under development, or for which it is thought production facilities still exist.


A Brief History of Humankind

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062316109

Category: Science

Page: 464

View: 9260

New York Times Bestseller A Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity’s creation and evolution—a #1 international bestseller—that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be “human.” One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one—homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us? Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins about 70,000 years ago with the appearance of modern cognition. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas. Dr. Harari also compels us to look ahead, because over the last few decades humans have begun to bend laws of natural selection that have governed life for the past four billion years. We are acquiring the ability to design not only the world around us, but also ourselves. Where is this leading us, and what do we want to become? Featuring 27 photographs, 6 maps, and 25 illustrations/diagrams, this provocative and insightful work is sure to spark debate and is essential reading for aficionados of Jared Diamond, James Gleick, Matt Ridley, Robert Wright, and Sharon Moalem.
Business & Economics

Preparing and Training for the Full Spectrum of Military Challenges

Insights from the Experiences of China, France, the United Kingdom, India, and Israel

Author: David Eugene Johnson

Publisher: Rand Corporation

ISBN: 0833047817

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 275

View: 8507

What can the United States learn from other militaries about how better to prepare for full-spectrum operations and deployments? The authors examine the militaries of China, France, the UK, India, and Israel to (1) identify different approaches to readiness, adaptability, and operational issues and (2) assess the ways in which units are trained both for specific and general deployments and for train, advise, and assist missions.

Jane's Ammunition Handbook 2000-2001

Author: Terry J. Gander,Charles Q. Cutshaw

Publisher: Janes Information Group

ISBN: 9780710620125

Category: Reference

Page: 688

View: 3335

Registrant over alle mulige former for ammunition. 9. udgave dækker perioden 2000 - 2001.Bl.a. omtales håndvåbenammunition, morter- og artilleriammunition, panserværnsammunition, kampvognsammunition, luftværnsammunition, brandrør og artilleriraketter.

Jane's Aircraft Upgrades 2007-2008

Author: Jamie Hunter

Publisher: Janes Information Group

ISBN: 9780710627841

Category: Reference

Page: 864

View: 9367

Presents technical descriptions of aircraft along with upgrade programs for each one.
Technology & Engineering

The Transformation of the Armed Forces

The Forza NEC Program

Author: Michele Nones,Alessandro Marrone

Publisher: Edizioni Nuova Cultura

ISBN: 8861348793

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 174

View: 8140

Information technology (IT) has had, and will continue to have, a deep impact on the defence sector. The most advanced countries, not only the U.S. but also France, Great Britain and Italy, over the past few years have undergone a transormation of their armed forces aimed at exploiting the strategic advantages of IT. The goal pursued in Europe, and also promoted by NATO, is Network Enabled Capability (NEC). That is combining equipment and soldiers, as well as different doctrinal, procedural, technical and organizational elements, into a single network to obtain their interaction in order to achieve substantial strategic superiority. In practice, this also occurs with a strong, efficient and secure telecommunications network, and through netcentric modernization of armed forces' capability and systems aimed at connecting them to the net. This research paper analyzes the military netcentric modernization and transformation programs - still in progress - in France, Britain and Italy, with special focus on the joint program led by the Italian army called "Forza NEC". Opportunities and challenges of "Forza NEC" have been considered according to the Italian armed force's requirements, developed during two decades of experience in international military operations, as well as in the light of the evolution of strategic doctrine at a European and transatlantic level. Particular attention has been devoted to the interaction between industry and the armed forces, and to the involvement of many Italian companies in different "Forza NEC" activities, as it represents one of the pillars of the procurement program.
Artillery, Field and mountain

Artillery Strong

Modernizing the Field Artillery for the 21st Century

Author: Boyd L. Dastrup

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781987657203

Category: Artillery, Field and mountain

Page: 296

View: 5191

Artillery Strong tells the story of the US Army's Field Artillery modernization efforts from the Gulf War of 1991 through the first two decades of the 21st Century. This study originated as the US Army Field Artillery School published Operation Desert Storm and Beyond: Modernizing the Field Artillery in 2005. The 2005 edition covered field artillery developments during the 1990s.--Provided by publisher.


Author: John Sloan Brown

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781944961770

Category: History

Page: 562

View: 5507

Kevlar Legions: The Transformation of the U.S. Army, 1989-2005, argues that from 1989 through 2005 the United States Army attempted, and largely achieved, a centrally directed and institutionally driven transformation relevant to ground warfare that exploited Information Age technology, adapted to post-Cold War strategic circumstances, and integrated into parallel Department of Defense efforts. The process not only modernized equipment, it also substantially altered doctrine, organization, training, administrative and logistical practices, and the service culture. The resultant digitized expeditionary Army was as different from the late Cold War Army as the late Cold War Army was from that of the early Cold War or from the mobilization-based Armies of World Wars I and II. Kevlar Legions further contends that the digitized expeditionary Army has withstood the test of combat, performing superbly with respect to deployment and high-end conventional combat and capably with respect to low-intensity conflict.