U S Infantry Weapons Of World War Ii

Author: Bruce N. Canfield
Publisher: Andrew Mowbray Pub
ISBN: 0917218671
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The difinitive guide to the weapons carried into combat by U.S. soldiers during WWII. Amazingly comprehensive, it covers rifles, carbines, edged weapons, shotguns, machine guns, mortars, bazookas, grenades, recoilless rifles, submachine guns, automatic rifles, flame throwers and more. Includes special collector's notes for each section.Bruce N. Canfield is the world's foremost author on American military weapons of the 20th century. See his many other excellent books on similar topics.

Infantry Rifle Platoon And Squad Fm 7 8 Military Manual

Author: U.S. Army and www.survivalebooks.com
Publisher: U.S. Army and www.survivalebooks.com
ISBN: B002LSHDNG
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This manual provides doctrine, tactics, techniques and procedures on
how infantry rifle platoons and squads fight. Infantry rifle platoons and
squads include infantry, airborne, air assault, ranger, and light infantry
platoons and squads. This manual supersedes FM 7-8, Infantry Platoon
and Squad dated April 1981, as well as FM 7-70, The Light In fantry
platoon and Squad dated September 1986, and is aligned with the Army’s AirLand Battle doctrine.

The primary audiences for this manual are the infantry rifle platoon
leader platoon sergeant, and squad and fire team leaders; instructors in
TRADOC schools; and writers of infantry [raining literature. Secondary
audiences include other infantry leaders and staff officers, service schools, and ROTC and military academy instructors.

This manual is organized with separate chapters covering doctrine,
tactics, techniques and procedures, and includes a tactical standing operating procedure. This manual is designed to fit in the cargo pocket of the eader's Battle Dress Uniform. It should be used in the field as a guide to training and combat operations. It is written with a heavy bias toward the tactics, techniques, and procedures that make in fantry soldiers successful in battle. Leaders must use the tactics, techniques, and procedures, but they must not lose sight of the simple doctrinal principles outlined in Chapter 1, Doctrine. Additionally, infantry leaders should usc this manual in developing an estimate of the situation and an analysis of mission, enemy, terrain, and troops and time available. This analysis leads to an effective plan and to successful execution of the assigned mission.


Hunting The Ghost Gun An Analysis Of The U S Army Infantry Rifle On The Battlefields Ammunition And Small Arms Weapons Garand M14 M16 M4 Vietnam Persian Gulf Afghanistan Performance

Author: U.S. Government
Publisher: Independently published
ISBN: 1521022283
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Like many other nations, the United States was born of war. The freedom sought by our founding fathers was not free; it was paid in patriot blood during the American Revolution. No matter the reason—the preservation of democracy, liberation of the oppressed, or revolution—the United States has been no stranger to the battlefield. Through deserts, jungles, and grassy plains; in brick buildings, straw huts, and log cabins; by mountains, ditches, and the oceans, the infantry soldier has relied on one key tool to accomplish the mission: his weapon. Indeed, among the many characteristics of war, the infantry rifle has remained a critical battle component throughout time. The purpose of this study is to provide an analysis of the U.S. military's usage of various small arms and their associated cartridges from WWII to current day. The primary objective centers on an analysis of the driving factors and decisions used in military cartridge selection and development. The expected product will be a reference document to aid in the decision-making process for future small arms cartridge/weapon selection and development. Chapter I: This chapter provides general information, objectives, scope, methodology, benefits, and the organization of the study. Chapter II: This chapter establishes a baseline of terms used in this study. This chapter provides a brief technical background of projectiles, cartridges, and U.S. small arms types. The terms and concepts in this chapter are also used in the analysis portions of subsequent chapters. Chapter III: This chapter is separated into three sections and briefly describes the history of the U.S. Service Rifle from WWII to Afghanistan. The first discusses infantry weapons and ammunition during the Second World War as well as during the Korean War. The first segment focuses on the impact made by the M1 rifle. The second segment discusses infantry weapons and ammunition during the Vietnam War. The second segment focuses on the impact made by the M16 and M14 rifles. The third segment discusses infantry weapons and ammunition during the Persian Gulf War and the war in Afghanistan. The third segment focuses on the impact made by the M4 carbine. Chapter IV: This chapter will compare and contrast the Infantry weapon/cartridge capabilities against the actual battlefield requirements during the time periods discussed in Chapter III. The comprehensive analysis seeks to reveal whether or not the U.S. Army has provided its infantry with the optimum cartridge and weapon throughout history. Chapter V: This chapter provides an opportunity to draw conclusions and afford options for improved decision making during the U.S. Army's evolution of the infantry weapon and ammunition programs. CHAPTER I - INTRODUCTION * A. GENERAL INFORMATION * B. OBJECTIVE * C. SCOPE * D. METHODOLOGY (COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS) * E. BENEFITS OF THE STUDY * F. ORGANIZATION OF THE STUDY * CHAPTER II - AMMUNITION AND SMALL ARMS WEAPONS * A. AMMUNITION * B. U.S. SMALL ARMS WEAPONS * C. DISCUSSION * CHAPTER III - INFANTRY RIFLES ON THE BATTLEFIELDS * A. EUROPE AND THE GARAND * 1. Background * 2. Discussion. * B. SOUTHEAST ASIA, THE M14, AND THE M16 * 1. Background * 2. Discussion * C. THE PERSIAN GULF, AFGHANISTAN, AND THE M4 * 1. Background * 2. Discussion. * CHAPTER IV - ANALYSIS * A. EUROPE * 1. Weapon Type and Design * 2. Ammunition Caliber and Design * 3. System Performance * B. SOUTHEAST ASIA * 1. Weapon Type and Design * 2. Ammunition Caliber and Design * 3. System Performance * C. THE PERSIAN GULF AND AFGHANISTAN * 1. Weapon Type and Design * 2. Ammunition Caliber and Design * 3. System Performance * CHAPTER V - CONCLUSION

Infantry Division Operations Tactics Techniques And Procedures Fm 71 100 2 Military Manual

Author: D. Kvasnicka
Publisher: U.S. Army and www.survivalebooks.com
ISBN: B002LSHT08
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Field manual (FM) 71-100-2 is a “how to” guide for the employment of US light, airborne, and air assault infantry divisions in combat. It describes tactics and techniques for the conduct of combat operations and the integration and coordination of combat, combat support (CS), and combat service support (CSS) functions.

Since the publication of the 1986 version of FM 100-5, the world and our Army have undergone significant changes. Our country has been involved in three key victories—Panama, the Gulf War, and the Cold War. Concurrently, the Army has undergone a force structure change, reducing the size of the Army and the number of forward deployed units
geared to counter a Warsaw Pact invasion. These external and internal changes have caused us to modify how we as an Army think and conduct warfare.

Military doctrine presents fundamental principles that guide the employment of forces. Doctrine is authoritative, but not directive; descriptive, not prescriptive. It provides the distilled insights and wisdom gained from the Army’s collective experience with warfare. However, doctrine cannot replace clear thinking or alter a commander’s obligation to determine the proper course of action under the circumstances prevailing at the time of decision.

The five Army operations tenets are the basis for the development of all current US Army doctrine, tactics, and techniques. Success on the battlefield will depend on our ability to fight according to these tenets: initiative, agility, depth, synchronization, and versatility.

Initiative sets or changes the terms of battle by action. It is the effort to force the enemy to conform to our operational tempo and purpose while retaining our freedom of action. This will require commanders to understand the intent of their commanders two levels above—
centralized planning but decentralized execution.

Agility is the ability to act faster than the enemy—a prerequisite for seizing and holding the initiative. Quickness permits the rapid concentration of combat power against the enemy’s vulnerabilities. It requires the commander to constantly read the battlefield, anticipate, make quick decisions, and act without hesitation. This may require committing forces quickly without complete information when situations are time-sensitive. Agility is both mental and physical flexibility—seeing and reacting rapidly to changing situations.

Depth is the extension of operations in time, space, resources, and purpose. The commander uses these factors in thinking in depth to forecast, anticipate likely events, and expand his freedom of action. He then applies them to arrange all available resources to attack the enemy
simultaneously and sequentially throughout the depth of the battlefield.

M3 Infantry Half Track 1940 73 New Vanguard

Author: Steven J. Zaloga
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
ISBN: 1855324679
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As armoured warfare tactics matured, mechanised infantry became a key ingredient in what is now called 'combined arms' doctrine. For the US Army of World War 2, the most important technical aspect of infantry mechanisation was the development of the M3 half-track personnel carrier. Steven Zaloga guides the reader through the early 1930s development of the half-track, its first deployment in action in the Philippines in 1941 and its varied and vital role in international deployments since World War 2. This authoritative text also examines the operators of half-tracks and the troops that they carried.

Camp Cooke And Vandenberg Air Force Base 1941 1966 From Armor And Infantry Training To Space And Missile Launches

Author: Jeffrey E. Geiger
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786478551
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This book examines the intriguing story of Camp Cooke, an Army training installation in California that sent thousands of soldiers overseas during World War II and the Korean War, and produced six Congressional Medal of Honor recipients. During the war years, Cooke hosted numerous USO camp shows featuring some of Hollywood's leading entertainers as well as many other luminaries from radio and stage.

In 1956, the Air Force acquired the installation and two years later renamed it Vandenberg Air Force Base. It has since become America's only space and missile base and has developed a unique history of its own. America's first spy satellite program was conducted from Vandenberg. The intelligence data collected from these missions debunked the myth of a "missile gap" with the Soviet Union. At the height of the Cold War America's first ICBM missile equipped with a nuclear warhead was based at Vandenberg.

Topping the list of important visitors to the base was President John F. Kennedy who witnessed the launch of an Atlas missile. And, as part of an unprecedented trip to the United States, Russian Premier Nikita Khrushchev passed through the base on a train in 1959. 
Read about his surprising reaction as his train passed within view of Atlas ICBMs with nuclear warheads standing on alert.

Many other fascinating stories appear in the book including the exposure of 1,000 Camp Cooke soldiers to above-ground atomic bomb detonations in the Nevada desert (more than a decade before the controversial exposure of American soldiers to Agent Orange in Vietnam), missile accidents at Vandenberg that sometimes ended with devastating results, and the tragic death of a young airman in a missile training exercise. 
 
Included in this book are biographies of Generals Cooke and Vandenberg, a list of nearly every Army unit that trained at Cooke, and a historical summary of every launch facility at Vandenberg and the missile types flown from these facilities from the first one in 1958 up through 2014. Important historical events that occurred at each of these facilities are captured in the launch facility summary.  

This book is the definitive history of Camp Cooke and Vandenberg AFB. Written by the retired chief historian at Vandenberg, this detailed and thoroughly researched narrative is the inside story of the installation not told anywhere else. The book is enriched by more than 100 rare and previously unpublished images. 

Us Army Infantry Divisions 1943 45 Volume 1 Volume 1 Organisation Doctrine Equipment

Author: Yves Bellanger
Publisher: Helion and Company
ISBN: B0072LCAVW
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In the first of a two-volume study, the author presents an extremely detailed record of the Organisation, doctrine and equipment of US Army infantry divisions during the latter part of World War II. The second volume will provide capsule histories for all US Army infantry divisions during this period.

After examining the state of the US Army during the 1940- 43 period, Yves Bellanger focuses on the 1943-45 period, and presents each of the division's sub-units - from the divisional HQ to an infantry battalion, from the divisional artillery to its combat engineer element. For each, the author examines their Organisation (down to the lowest level possible), their training and tactical doctrine, in addition to listing all the equipment, vehicles and weapons they were issued with.

The first volume concludes with a comprehensive set of appendices, including sample command rosters.

Key Features
No equivalent book is available which covers the 1943-45 US Army infantry divisions in comparable detail

An extraordinarily-detailed guide - lists ALL equipment issued to ALL elements of the infantry division, from an infantry battalion's HQ company, to the division's military police platoon, thus including much information on rear-area units usually ignored or forgotten

Includes a large number of organizational charts, plus detailed sample command rosters
As well as tactical doctrine, covered in detail, drawing extensively on contemporary US field manuals

The author received extensive assistance from US veterans in writing this book

An essential reference for re-enactors, modelers, war gamers, researchers and anyone who requires a detailed guide to the US Army during the 1943-45 period


Infantry Weapons Of World War Ii

Author: Jan Suermondt
Publisher: David & Charles Publishers
ISBN: 9780715319253
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Accompanied by actual war images of the weapons in use, this is a valuable and fascinating insight into the most important military struggle of the 20th Century.

The Encyclopedia Of Weapons Of World War Ii

Author: Chris Bishop
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781586637620
Size: 36.31 MB
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The encyclopedia of weapns of world war II is the most detailed and authoritative compendium of the weapons of mankind's greatesst conflict ever published.

Japanese Rifles Of World War Ii

Author: Duncan O. McCollum
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781880677117
Size: 22.44 MB
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Additional chapters deal with sniper rifles, the Naval Special Type 99 rifle, the Type 02/45 rifle, the North China Type 19 carbine, training rifles, bayonets and slings. The book contains 81 photographs and numerous illustrations.

World War Ii Weapons Of The United States

Author: Books, LLC
Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series
ISBN: 9781156631041
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.

World War Ii Us Army Combat Equipments

Author: Gordon L. Rottman
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472814266
Size: 36.73 MB
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This book describes and illustrates the great majority of the personal equipment provided for infantry riflemen, GIs armed with other weapons and their ammunition-bearers, officers, and medics.

The Us Army In World War Ii 2

Author: Mark Henry
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1782004793
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... US Infantry Weapons of World War II (1994) G.Forty, US Army Handbook 1939-
45 (1995) P.Katcher, US 2nd Armored Division 1940-45 (Osprey, Vanguard 11,
1979) J.Ladd, Commandos and Rangers of World War II (1978) K.Lewis, ...