Small Arms 1945–present

Martin J. Dougherty

189 x 240 mm, 192 pages, 200 photos, 9781908273178, £19.99, Hardback, Amber Books
15 March 2012

Currently in stock.

• An excellent reference guide for modellers and any enthusiast with an interest in the military technology of the twentieth century

Illustrated with outstanding colour profile artworks, The Essential Identification Guide: Small Arms 1945–Present is the definitive study of the small arms equipment of warring nations from the end of World War II, through the Cold War to the current conflict in Afghanistan. Arranged chronologically and by theatre of war, the book describes in depth the various models in service with each force, noting the changing uses of small arms and the development of the role of high-powered sniper rifles, such as the M110.

All the key types of small arms are featured, such as handguns, submachine guns, machine guns, automatic rifles and grenade launchers, and all the major models are included, such as the M16 rifle, the AK-47, Uzi and the Gepard M1. The book covers the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Six Day War, Yom Kippur War, the Yugoslav War, Chechnya, Iraq and Afghanistan.

About the Author
Martin J Dougherty is an author and former defence analyst specialising in military subjects. His published works include books on modern warfare, weaponry and military vehicles. He has spoken at several defence industry conferences, presenting papers on subjects ranging from precision-guided weapons to asymmetric warfare.

Also By This Author

Air-Launched Weapons Loadouts, Tactics and Technology

• A detailed guide to the air-launched weapons in use today
• More than 400 colour illustrations and photographs

In military aviation, a loadout is a particular combination of weapons and am...


Armed Combat Defending Yourself Against Hand Weapons

• The ultimate guide to being combat ready in any situation

There’s no point having a gun if you don’t know how best to use it. And if you don’t know how to hold a knife, you&...


Battles that Changed History

• Battles that Changed History provides an attractive, informative and easily accessible guide to the battles that helped shape the world we live in

Marathon, Cannae, Hattin, Blenheim, Waterloo...


Extreme Unarmed Combat

• This book could save your life! Close combat defence techniques from the experts

Duck punch, cover block and knee strike. Boxing, wrestling and Ju-Jitsu. Gameplan, lines of attack and final d...


How to Defend Yourself

• Illustrated with detailed artworks, the Self Defence series is an authoritative guide to the key techniques needed for specific actions, and will appeal to any martial arts enthusiast.

There ...


How to Punch

• Illustrated with detailed artworks, the Self Defence series is an authoritative guide to the key techniques needed for specific actions, and will appeal to any martial arts enthusiast.

There ...


Modern Weapons

• An informative exporation of modern military technology packed with dynamic artworks

After the end of the Cold War, there was decade or so of military spending cuts, but since the new millenn...


Pistols & Revolvers From 1400 to the Present Day

Matchlock, wheel lock, flintlock and caplock; .44 or 9mm; revolver and automatic – the history of handguns is a fascinating journey through the development of hand-held firearms technology.


Small Arms Features seven views of each small arm

• The greatest personal weapons of the last 100 years, with each weapon presented in a unique seven-view format

Presented in a striking landscape format, Seven-View Series: Small Arms profiles ...


Small Arms From the Civil War to the Present Day

From classic US Civil War-period rifles such as the Springfield M1855 to the latest in personal defense weapons and hand-held rocket launchers, Small Arms covers all of the most significant and succes...


Small Arms Visual Encyclopedia More than 1000 colour illustrations

• Complete with over 1,000 colour artworks, featuring all the significant small arms of the world

From the very first handguns of the 15th century to modern machine guns and rifles, Small Arms ...


Sniper Sniping Skills from the World's Elite Forces

• What it takes to be a special forces elite sniper in one action-packed volume

The sniper is a lone hunter: to become a special forces sniper requires supreme concentration and extreme self-di...


Tanks of WWII Features seven views of each tank

• With each vehicle presented in a unique seven-view format, a must for modellers and military technology enthusiasts alike

Presented in a striking landscape format, Seven-View Series: Tanks of...


The Ancient Warrior 3000 BC–450 AD

• A definitive, wide-ranging study of the armies of Antiquity

Spanning some 3500 years of history and moving from the Bronze to the Iron Age, Warriors of the World: The Ancient Warrior 3000 BC&...


Unarmed Combat Hand-to-Hand Fighting Skills from the World’s Most Elite Military Units

• An expert account of potentially lifesaving combat information
• Over 300 easy-to-follow artworks and pullout lists

With the aid of superb line artworks, the SAS and Elite Forces Guide: Un...


Warships: WWII To The Present Day Features seven views of each vessel

• Fully illustrated guide to naval warship development

Presented in a striking landscape format, Warships profiles 35 naval vessels from World War II to the present day, including cruisers, amp...


Recommended Titles

7th Armoured Division at Villers-Bocage
£19.99, Hardback

Extreme Unarmed Combat
£14.99, Paperback

Atlas of Tank Warfare
£19.99, Hardback

Sign up for our Email Newsletter

Download the Free Spring 2015 Catalogue Here (PDF)

Browse our Latest Newsletter Here

Come and visit us at:

Salute, ExCeL, London, 25 April 2015

London Book Fair, Olympia, London, 14 - 16 April 2015

War and Peace, Folkestone Racecourse, Hythe, 22 - 26 July 2015

Frankfurt Book Fair, Frankfurt, Germany, 14 - 18 October 2015

IPMS, Telford International Centre, Telford, 7 & 8 November 2015

Casemate UK, 10 Hythe Bridge St., Oxford OX1 2EW
(p)+44 (01865) 241249, (f)+44 (01865) 794449, ©2010
Privacy Policy

[Download Casemate Datasheet]