Lock and Load is a look at the weapons of today's American armed forces. Filled with action packed photography of the equipment in use in operations and recent conflicts including the Gulf, Kosovo, and Afghanistan, separate chapters look at the destructive kit of the forces on land, sea, and in the air. An introduction gives a brief history of U.S. forces, their postwar role and current position. It also talks about weapons research and procurement, the strategic role of the forces, and the weapons they require to fulfil this role and how they get them
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Hans Halberstadt is the author or co-author of over fifty books, most on modern military topics. He is a specialist in depicting the US Army and Marine Corps and the US Navy's SEALs. Jerry Scutts has been a full time military and aviation author since 1970 and in that time has written some 50 books mainly on aviation subjects. Leo Marriott is a prolific writer and specializes in transport and, particularly, naval, issues. His previous works include a best-selling book on Titanic. Angus Konstam, a previous curator at the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum in Key West, is now a full time military history writer and has produced numerous books including a recent encyclopedia of the Civil War.
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Book Description Salamander Books Ltd, London, United Kingdom, 2002. Laminated Pictorial Boards. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. 256 pages prof ill colour and b/w photos. Bookseller Inventory # 319012
Book Description Salamander Books Ltd, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. New item. Bookseller Inventory # QX-220-60-8642818