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. Weapons of the Civil War Cavalryman

    WPN 75 Paperback Published 17 Sep 2020
    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...
  2. The PIAT

    WPN 74 Paperback Published 20 Aug 2020
    Designed in 1942, Britain's innovative Projector, Infantry, Anti-Tank (PIAT) provided British and Commonwealth troops with a much-needed means of taking on Germany's formidable Panzers. Replacing...
  3. The Medieval Longsword

    WPN 48 Multiple formats
    The formidable European longsword - featuring a double-edged straight blade in excess of 40in, and capable of being used with one or both hands - remains one of the most impressive and distinctive edged...

    Starting at: £13.42

  4. The Browning High-Power Pistol

    WPN 73 Multiple formats
    Making its debut in 1935, the Browning High-Power was the world's most widely used military pistol for much of the 20th century. Military and law-enforcement agencies in more than 90 countries have...

    Starting at: £11.19

  5. The Spatha

    WPN 72 Multiple formats
    Adopted from the Celts in the 1st century BC, the spatha, a lethal and formidable chopping blade, became the primary sword of the Roman soldier in the Later Empire. Over the following centuries, the blade,...

    Starting at: £13.42

  6. Hotchkiss Machine Guns

    WPN 71 Multiple formats
    Created by a long-forgotten Austrian nobleman, Adolf Odkolek von Augezd, the air-cooled Hotchkiss machine gun was the first to function effectively by tapping propellant gas from the bore as the gun fired....

    Starting at: £13.42

  7. The Arisaka Rifle

    WPN 70 Multiple formats
    Entering service in 1897, the Arisaka family of bolt-action rifles armed Japanese troops and others through two world wars and many other conflicts, including the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-05. Issued...

    Starting at: £13.42

  8. Weapons of the US Special Operations Command

    WPN 69 Multiple formats
    The units and formations of the US Special Operations Command (SOCOM) have privileged access to the finest weaponry in the world's arsenal. Whether Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marines, the SOCOM troops...

    Starting at: £13.42

  9. The G3 Battle Rifle

    WPN 68 Multiple formats
    During the Cold War, the G3 was one of the world's pre-eminent battle rifles. Developed in France and Spain after 1945, the rifle was produced by the German arms manufacturer Heckler & Koch. Adopted...

    Starting at: £11.19

  10. Sniping Rifles on the Eastern Front 1939–45

    WPN 67 Multiple formats
    The Soviet Union had developed a significant sniping force by 1939, but the extraordinary skill and cunning displayed by Finnish snipers during the Winter War forced the Soviets to innovate. On the other...

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