September Book Vote and Last Month's Results

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This month's book vote is looking at the Weapon series, with five firearms going head-to-head (or barrel-to-barrel) to try to get your vote. Check out the descriptions below!

WPN: The G3 Battle Rifle
WPN: .44 Magnum Revolvers
WPN: The Sterling Submachine Gun
WPN: The PK Machine Gun
WPN: The Stoner 63 Weapons System


WPN: The G3 Battle Rifle

Entering West German service in the late 1950s, the select-fire G3 battle rifle was a vital part of the NATO arsenal during the Cold War. A major export success, this rugged and versatile firearm continues to equip many countries into the present day.

WPN: .44 Magnum Revolvers

From the mid-1950s, handguns chambered for the .44 Magnum cartridge began to appear. Iconic revolvers such as the Smith & Wesson Model 29 and the Ruger Blackhawk were later joined by more recent models such as the Colt Anaconda.

WPN: The Sterling Submachine Gun

First deployed during World War II, the Sterling submachine gun equipped British forces for four decades from 1953. Accurate and reliable, it saw widespread combat across the world during the Cold War, from Vietnam to the Falklands.

WPN: The PK Machine Gun

This formidable general-purpose machine gun entered Soviet service in 1961 and remains in front-line use today. Widely exported and available in a host of variants, it is a gas-operated, belt-fed weapon firing from an open bolt.

WPN: The Stoner 63 Weapons System

Eugene Stoner’s innovative modular weapons system – capable of being configured as an assault rifle, carbine, automatic rifle and light, heavy or fixed machine gun – saw combat with US Marines and US Navy SEALs during and after the Vietnam War.


Head to the homepage to cast your vote!

We also have the results from the August book vote, which saw a variety of titles up against one another in our 'Editor's Picks' book vote.

ELI: Armies of the Baltic Wars 1919-20
MAA: Italian Colonial Troops 1883-1943
CBT: US Mechanized Infantryman vs Soviet Motor Rifleman: Central Europe 1983
DUE: US Submarine vs Soviet Submarine: Cold War 1961-91
NVG: Superguns 1860-1991

Armies of the Baltic Wars 1919-20 stormed to an early lead and showed no sign of slowing down, even with late surges from Italian Colonial Troops 1883-1943 and US Mechanized Infantryman vs Soviet Motor Rifleman: Central Europe 1983. US Submarine vs Soviet Submarine: Cold War 1961-91 and NVG: Superguns 1860-1991 were left trailing in their wake.

Post Comments

KenA posted on 5 Sep 2016 12:48:03
Well last month’s vote was pretty conclusive. Maybe it might help convince those at Osprey that there is significant readership interest in military matters in the Baltic area during the latter months of WWI and the immediate post-war era. There was a lot going on there at that time.

Will the vote though overcome Osprey prejudices against producing titles about Baltic naval actions during the 1918-20 period, especially those involving vessels of the RN (under the overall command of Admiral Sir Walter Cowan) and Russia, including the British coastal motor boat (CMB) raid on the Kronstadt naval base? How many people, for example, know that the British monitor HMS Erebus provided gunfire support for General Yudenich’s White Russian North-western army in its unsuccessful offensive towards Petrograd in 1919? Osprey could fill some huge gaps here should it wish to do so.

To continue to ignore this part of history is to run the danger that it will be largely forgotten and it is too important for that.
Daitengu posted on 5 Sep 2016 12:16:20
Although i voted for PKM, the .44 would be an interesting book - if you could find much military use.

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