The Sterling Submachine Gun


Author: Matthew Moss

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472828097

Category: History

Page: 80

View: 8804

Designed by a motorcycle racer turned small-arms engineer, George Patchett, the submachine gun that eventually became known as the Sterling was developed during World War II. Some suggest it first saw action during Operation Infatuate with No. 4 Commando, before becoming fully adopted by the British Army in 1953 as the Sterling Machine Carbine (L2A1). It was centre stage for many of Britain's post-colonial conflicts from Malaya to Kenya and from Yemen to Northern Ireland. The silenced L34A1 Sterling-Patchett entered service in 1966 and first saw action deep in the jungles of Vietnam in the hands of the elite special forces of Australia, New Zealand and the United States during prisoner snatches and reconnaissance patrols. Employing first-hand accounts and painstaking technical analysis, this engaging account features carefully selected archive photography and specially commissioned colour artwork depicting the submachine gun that armed British and other forces for nearly 60 years.

The Mammoth Book of Inside the Elite Forces


Author: Nigel Cawthorne

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780337310

Category: History

Page: 160

View: 2051

The most comprehensive and up-to-date guide to American and British special forces, covering all aspects of their equipment, training and deployment in the Iraq age of warfare. It takes a special kind of person to join the Special Forces and those to pass the stringent entrance requirements are subjected to the most rigorous training. They're trained to be super-fit, taught to survive in the most adverse conditions, and turned into killing machines. This book reveals what makes these men tick, and everything you need to know to become one of them. It covers all the types of training required - for fitness, combat, survival, navigation, communication, infiltration, interrogation, extraction and evasion. And it details the full array of weapons used, from small arms and knives to explosives and air back-up. Also included are full listings of all the units - including the SAS, Green Berets, SBS, Navy SEALs, Delta Force, Army Rangers - and their deployment in present-day conflicts such as Desert Storm, Somalia, Afghanistan, Iraq and anti-terrorist operations.

The Sterling Years

Small Arms and the Men


Author: James Edmiston

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 0850523435

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 3929

This is the story of the manufacture, development and usage of one of the most famous submachine Guns ever produced by a British Firm Designed at the end of WW2 it saw limited use on a trial basis, carried by paratroopers during the battle of Arnhem, but since the British Forces had plenty of Sten guns at the time, and tests between the two types of weapon were inconclusive, it was not until 1953, that with a few adjustments, the Weapon was formally adopted by the British Army Whilst not the most accurate of weapons, it was extremely useful in urban warfare and regarded as one of the most reliable submachine Guns throughout the world until it was withdrawn in 1988. A total of over 400,000 were manufactured. Sterling built them for the British armed forces and for overseas sales. The Sterling Guns was used as the basis for the weapons used by Storm Troopers in the Star Wars films.

Cinema Alchemist


Author: Roger Christian

Publisher: Titan Books

ISBN: 1785650858

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

View: 3531

For the first time, Oscar-winning production designer and director Roger Christian reveals his life story, from his earliest work in the British film industry to his breakthrough contributions on such iconic science fiction masterpieces as Star Wars, Alien and his own rediscovered Black Angel. This candid biography delves into his relationships with legendary figures, as well as the secrets of his greatest work. The man who built the lightsaber finally speaks!

The World's Greatest Small Arms

An Illustrated History


Author: Chris McNab

Publisher: Amber Books Ltd

ISBN: 1782742743

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 3624

Small arms have developed hugely since the introduction of the machine gun in the 1870s. Magazine-fed rifles, submachine guns, automatic pistols and, later, assault rifles and personal defence weapons have changed the face of infantry warfare, offering a range of weaponry designed for both the specialist and novice. The World’s Greatest Small Arms features 52 weapons from the late 19th century to the present day. The book includes the best-known weapons from throughout the modern era, from the Gatling gun, SMLE rifle and Luger pistol, to the Uzi, FN MAG and the M110 sniper rifle. Great iconic weapons, such as the Colt M1911 pistol, Bren Gun, MP5 submachine gun, and Steyr AUG rifle are featured, as well as timeless classics still in use today: the M2 Browning 50 cal, AK-47 and M16 rifle. Each weapon is examined over four pages and is illustrated with a colour profile artwork and photographs, along with a description of the weapon’s development and history, key features and a full specifications box. Including more than 200 artworks and photographs, The World’s Greatest Small Arms is a colourful guide for the military historian.

Submachine Guns

Submachine Gun, Heckler and Koch Mp5, Thompson Submachine Gun, Fn P90, Sten, Steyr Aug, M3 Submachine Gun, Sterling Submachine Gun, Mp


Author: Source Wikipedia


ISBN: 9781230613482


Page: 108

View: 8652

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 106. Chapters: Submachine gun, Heckler & Koch MP5, Thompson submachine gun, FN P90, Sten, Steyr AUG, M3 submachine gun, Sterling submachine gun, MP 40, MP 18, List of submachine guns, PP-19 Bizon, MAC-10, PPSh-41, Heckler & Koch MP7, Carl Gustav M/45, PPS submachine gun, korpion vz. 61, Beretta M12, Heckler & Koch UMP, PM-63 RAK, Owen submachine gun, MP 34, QCW-05, Suomi KP/-31, Lanchester submachine gun, Socimi Type 821, Jatimatic, La France M16K, MAT-49, Sa vz. 23, PP-90, MAS-38, MGP submachine gun, Villar-Perosa aircraft submachine gun, Spectre M4, Austen submachine gun, Floro MK-9, TDI Vector, SIG MKMS, BSA Welgun, ST Kinetics CPW, MP35, JS 9 mm, Vigneron submachine gun, PPD-40, Daewoo K7, B yskawica submachine gun, FAMAE SAF, Borz, Colt 9mm SMG, Hafdasa C-4, F1 submachine gun, Walther MP, MGP-15 submachine gun, Orita M1941, Sanna 77, MP 3008, Lusa submachine gun, Smith & Wesson M76, Gordon Close-Support Weapon System, Steyr MPi 69, Danuvia 43M submachine gun, Orinoco II, List of Italian submachine guns, Madsen M-50, SR-2 Veresk, American-180, OTs-02 Kiparis, PM-84 Glauberyt, INA Model 953, Interdynamic MP-9, Pleter 91 submachine gun, Type 79 submachine gun, Magpul FMG-9, PP-90M1, Star Model Z84, FBP submachine gun, Mendoza HM-3, Demro TAC-1, Sputter Gun, MEMS M-52/60, MCEM 2 submachine gun, Variara submachine gun, Franchi LF-57, Halcon M-1943, Erma EMP-35, MGV-176, Grot CH-9/25, Type II machine pistol, Benelli CB M2, Mekanika Uru, ZW-9, GIAT PDW, Avenger submachine gun, ZW-438, CEV M9M1, Arsenal submachine gun, Patria submachine gun, Arsenal Shipka, Halcon M57, Halcon ML-63, MPA submachine gun, ITM Model 3, Ruger MP9, FMK-3 submachine gun, BSM/9 M1, M56 Submachine gun, ZW-9PS, Type 64 submachine gun, Calico M960, PP-91 KEDR, Daewoo XK9, Sola submachine gun, Howard Francis machine carbine, Labora Fontbernat M-1938, ...

A Pied Cloak

Memoirs of a Colonial Police Officer (special Branch), Kenya, 1953-66, Bahrain, 1967-71, Lesotho, 1971-75, Botswana, 1976-81


Author: Derek Peter Franklin

Publisher: Janus Publishing Company Lim

ISBN: 1857562941

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 164

View: 6233

Prior to and after Kenya's independence, this biography recounts a Kenyan police officer's daily experiences, including armed combat in the bush, the technical operations in Nairobi, and the battle of wits against the South African intelligence services in Lesotho and Botswana. Exploring the intrigue and brutality of the officer's position, the book provides insight into security force operations.

World War Ii Submachine Guns

Thompson Submachine Gun, Sten, M3 Submachine Gun, Sterling Submachine Gun, Mp 40, Mp 18, M50 Reising, Ppsh-41, Pps Subma


Author: Source Wikipedia


ISBN: 9781230490359


Page: 52

View: 6919

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 50. Chapters: Thompson submachine gun, Sten, M3 submachine gun, Sterling submachine gun, MP 40, MP 18, M50 Reising, PPSh-41, PPS submachine gun, Type 100 submachine gun, Beretta Model 38, Owen submachine gun, MP 34, Suomi KP/-31, Lanchester submachine gun, MAS-38, United Defense M42, Austen submachine gun, BSA Welgun, MP35, PPD-40, B yskawica submachine gun, TZ-45, ZK-383, Orita M1941, OVP, MP 3008, FNAB-43, Danuvia 43M submachine gun, M2 Hyde, EMP 44, Variara submachine gun, Erma EMP-35, Type II machine pistol, Mors submachine gun, Bechowiec-1, Arsenal submachine gun, Lettet-Forsogs submachine gun, KIS, Tokyo Arsenal Model 1927, Beretta Model 1918, MCEM 1 submachine gun, Pistolet-pulemet. Excerpt: The Thompson is an American submachine gun, invented by John T. Thompson in 1919, that became infamous during the Prohibition era. It was a common sight in the media of the time, being used by both law enforcement officers and criminals. The Thompson was also known informally as: the "Tommy Gun," "Trench Broom," "Trench Sweeper," "Chicago Typewriter," "Chicago Piano," and "chopper." The Thompson was favored by soldiers, criminals, and police alike for its ergonomics, compactness, large .45 ACP cartridge, reliability, and high volume of automatic fire. It has since gained popularity among civilian collectors for its historical significance. The Thompson Submachine Gun was developed by General John T. Thompson who originally envisioned an auto rifle (semi-automatic rifle) to replace the bolt action service rifles then in use. While searching for a way to allow such a weapon to operate safely without the complexity of a recoil or gas operated mechanism, Thompson came across a patent issued to John Bell Blish in 1915 based on adhesion of inclined metal surfaces under pressure. Thompson found a financial backer, Thomas F. Ryan, and...

Tommy Gun

How General Thompson's Submachine Gun Wrote History


Author: Bill Yenne

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1429964871

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 454

The Trench Broom. The Annihilator. The Persuader. The Chopper. The Chicago Typewriter. The Tommy Gun. The Thompson submachine gun has gone by many names, and for nearly a century the gun's image has been indelibly marked on the popular consciousness. In this broad-reaching cultural and military history, Bill Yenne charts the tommy gun's unpredictable and one-of-a-kind career, from its infamy in the hands of Al Capone and the Chicago mobsters, to its shady days with the IRA, to its indelible place in the arsenal of World War II, and its truly immortal and ongoing role in Hollywood. The tommy gun is without a doubt the most famous, and the most infamous, American firearm of the twentieth century. Since its birth in the aftermath of World War I, the tommy gun has enjoyed a varied career on both sides of the law. Though General John T. Thompson invented it for the American military, it first found notoriety thanks to its part in events such at St. Valentine's Day Massacre. But when the United States entered World War II, the gun's true power as an essential, life-saving weapon made it an iconic weapon of the American GI. Full of incredible stories from the battlefields of Europe and the Pacific, America's gangland, and Hollywood studio back lots, Bill Yenne's Tommy Gun is the definitive story of this unique American icon.

By Dawn's Early Light


Author: David Hagberg

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 1429983019

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 1237

From the USA Today bestselling author of Joshua's Hammer and High Flight On the Bay of Bengal a civilian research vessel witnesses a submarine fire a laser into the sky. Before they can process what they see, the sub blasts them out of the water and captures the lone survivor. Immediately, one of the United States spy satellites becomes inoperative, and seemingly disappears. With the United States blind, Pakistan plans to announce their presence as a nuclear threat with an attack on India that would leave millions dead. The only witnesses to the plan, and the only ones to know that the bomb is small enough to be dropped from an aircraft, are a CIA insertion team, headed by the President's own brother, former Navy SEAL lieutenant Scott Hanson. Their knowledge may prevent a nuclear holocaust, but they've been captured and tortured. Thrust into the action is Commander Frank Dillon, Jr., commanding officer on the American nuclear sub Seawolf, together with a team of SEALs. Their mission is to get them back safely. But with the world on the brink of war, getting out may be the greatest challenge of all. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.