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Riot Control Vehicles: 1945-Present #219 Osprey New Vanguard

By: Chris McNab

Price: $24.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 000433

ISBN: 1472805151

Condition: New


Fully illustrated with a mixture of dramatic archive photos and manufacturers' images, this volume covers the little-known history of riot control vehicles. It explores the world of these vehicles from 1945 through to the present day - from adapted military armoured cars such as the Humber Pig (UK) and BRDM (Soviet Union) to the fully computerized systems of the Russian Lavina-Uragan and Canadian INKAS Armored Riot Control Vehicle - showing how their development and deployment has blurred the lines between civilian actions and military operations. It charts how the vehicles have evolved in ter... View more info

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The Flamethrower #41 Osprey Weapon

By: Chris McNab

Price: $34.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 002013

ISBN: 1472809025

Condition: New


The focus of this book is a weapon that has literally placed the power of fire in human hands - the man-portable flamethrower. This formidable weapon first saw battlefield use in the hands of German troops during World War I, and went on to arm the forces of many countries in World War II and beyond. Capable of inflicting horrific injuries - or of using up the oxygen supply inside a building, causing the occupants to suffocate - it projected a stream of flammable liquid, which could be 'bounced' off the interior surfaces of tunnels, buildings and other defended structures to reach deep inside ... View more info