Weapon

In the Weapon series Osprey looks at the most important, famous and infamous weapons throughout history. Using a combination of photography and classic Osprey artwork, this series examines the full story of each weapon, beginning with its design and development, following through its operational history, and finally analyzing its impact on warfare and violence.

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  1. Soviet Pistols

    WPN 84 Paperback Published 27 Oct 2022
    This is the absorbing story of the development, combat use and legacy of the influential sidearms used by the armed forces of the Soviet Union.Featuring archive and present-day photography and specially...
  2. Sniping Rifles in World War I

    WPN 83 Multiple formats
    While Germany and Austria-Hungary were well-equipped with sniping rifles in 1914, their Allied opponents were not. This highly illustrated volume tells the inside story of the rifles carried by snipers...

    Starting at: $17.60

  3. Walther Pistols

    WPN 82 Multiple formats
    While the PP and PPK were intended for police work, the Walther P 38 was produced for the Germany military; all three pistols have garnered a formidable international reputation since the 1930s.The innovative...

    Starting at: $17.60

  4. Soviet Machine Guns of World War II

    WPN 81 Multiple formats
    This study looks at how the Soviet armed forces developed and deployed a range of machine guns that fitted with their offensive and defensive infantry tactics across six years of total war.In 1939, three...

    Starting at: $17.60

  5. British Sniping Rifles since 1970

    WPN 80 Multiple formats
    In response to the challenge of the Soviet Dragunov self-loading rifle, the British Army adopted the 7.62mm L42A1 bolt-action sniping rifle in 1970. The L42A1 was deployed in Dhofar and Northern Ireland,...

    Starting at: $17.60

  6. Weapons of the Samurai

    WPN 79 Multiple formats
    This fully illustrated new book describes and analyses the weapons and equipment traditionally associated with the samurai, Japan's superlative warriors. It examines the range of weapons used by them...

    Starting at: $17.60

  7. The Bayonet

    WPN 78 Multiple formats
    Although muskets delivered devastating projectiles at comparatively long ranges, their slow rate of fire left the soldier very vulnerable while reloading, and early muskets were useless for close-quarter...

    Starting at: $17.60

  8. The M4 Carbine

    WPN 77 Multiple formats
    The M4 carbine has become one of the defining military firearms of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Developed as a fusion of the XM177E2 Colt Commando and the M16A2 assault rifle, the M4 offered...

    Starting at: $17.60

  9. Early Military Rifles

    WPN 76 Multiple formats
    The conduct of combat operations in open order during the 18th and 19th centuries required an improved firearm with more accuracy than the standard-issue smoothbore infantry musket. Consequently, the appearance...

    Starting at: $17.60

  10. Weapons of the Civil War Cavalryman

    WPN 75 Multiple formats
    During the American Civil War, the mounted soldiers fighting on both sides of the conflict carried a wide array of weapons, from sabers and lances to carbines, revolvers, and other firearms. Though some...

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