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This month, the book vote looks at the Weapon series, with five new books battling for your vote. Read more about the full list of options before casting your vote by clicking on the link below!

 

WPN: The Dreyse Rifle

WPN: Naval Boarding Weapons

WPN: Weapons of the US Navy SEALs
 
WPN: Sniping Rifles in the Asia–Pacific War 1937–45    

WPN: Weapons of the Trench Raider 1914–18


The Dreyse Rifle

Adopted by Prussia in 1841, the innovative Dreyse ‘needle gun’, a breechloader, came to transform battlefield tactics by the time of the Austro-Prussian War of 1866 as it could fire five shots in the time it took to reload a muzzle-loading firearm. The Dreyse was outclassed by the French Chassepot in the Franco-Prussian War of 1870–71, but ushered in a rapid evolution of firearms technology.

 

Naval Boarding Weapons

In the Age of Fighting Sail, the prospect of boarding actions prompted the world’s navies – and others, such as merchants and pirates – to arm themselves with a fearsome array of close-combat weaponry. In this study, weapons from the standard cutlass to the Nock gun employed by Britain’s Royal Navy are described and assessed, complemented by a lively assessment of boarding tactics.

 

Weapons of the US Navy SEALs

Founded in 1962, the US Navy’s Sea, Air, and Land Teams (SEALs) have played a key role in conflicts from Vietnam to the “War on Terror.” This fully illustrated book investigates the wide array of personal weaponry employed by the SEALs in a host of combat environments, from the Stoner 63 assault rifle to the Mk 22 Model 0 semiautomatic pistol.

 

Sniping Rifles in the Asia–Pacific War 1937–45

In 1937–45, much of the Pacific and Asia was engulfed by war. Fighting in a wide variety of demanding combat environments, the Japanese and their US, British, Chinese and other opponents fielded various sniping weapons, most being variants of standard-issue service rifles. This study assesses the sniping weapons and methods employed by the various combatants.

 

Weapons of the Trench Raider 1914–18

The brutal conditions of trench warfare during World War I prompted the development of a wide variety of specialized weaponry for raiding and other actions, ranging from clubs and bladed weapons to trench mortars and hand grenades. In this book the weapons employed by British, French, German, US, Russian and other forces fighting in the trenches are assessed and compared.

 

Make your vote by clicking here!

Last month we asked you what would you like to see published in our Air Campaign series. Thank you to everyone who voted and provided feedback, the full results are listed below!

 

ACM: Lorraine 1918: Billy Mitchell’s great Franco-American air offensive over St Mihiel/Meuse-Argonne  24%
ACM: Germany 1942: The RAF brings area-bombing, fire-bombing, and 1,000-Bomber raids  20%
ACM: Berlin Airlift 1948: The first air campaign of the Cold War        21%
ACM: Operation Niagara 1968: The huge close air support operation over Khe Sanh  17%
ACM: Operation Allied Force 1999: NATO’s ‘humanitarian air campaign’ against in the Kosovo War  18%

 

Did your favourite win? Which Weapon title did you vote for? Let us know in the comments!

Post Comments

PAUL W posted on 16 Feb 2020 17:28:26
Hi, very glad Lorraine won last month and voting for French weapons this month.
Hessy Field posted on 6 Feb 2020 18:23:59
I agree with Paintybeard and have voted for the Dreyse Rifle title - I would dearly wish that to to be published (along with a companion title on the French Chassepot Rifle). Much better than an over-generalised title on "Early Military Rifles" - which was inaccurate anyway as the earliest rifles to be used were in the Seventeenth Century.
Paintybeard posted on 5 Feb 2020 17:30:48
Happy to see the chance for Dreyse Rifle to get into the book vote, although I expect the "Early Rifles" title that is due later this year is (realistically) the only coverage it will get.
Npjschouten posted on 3 Feb 2020 14:16:25
Unfortunately Operation Allied Force 1999 didn't win, however I'm happy with all books being published so Lorraine 1918 will be book I will be looking out for. Especially when I'm not that well known with the First World War.

This month's vote is going to the Weapons of the Trench Raider. Brutal and deadly weapons being developed during brutal and deadly times. It would sure be a interesting read (as always)!

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