From the very first handguns of the 15th century to modern machine guns and rifles, Small Arms Visual Encyclopedia is a highly illustrated volume that examines all the significant small arms of the world, featuring more than 1,000 of the world's handguns, assault rifles, shotguns, machine guns, and other more esoteric weapons.
All the famous weapons of each type are featured, such as the M-16, Colt .44 Magnum and MG42. Each featured small arm is illustrated with an excellent full-colour artwork, showing the weapon in great detail with full specifications tables that list country of origin, weights, dimensions and calibre (with all weights and measures provided in both metric and imperial). With more than 1,000 outstanding colour artworks, Small Arms Encyclopedia is a comprehensive and accessible reference work that will appeal to anyone with an interest in small arms.
About the Author
Martin J Dougherty has written books on a variety of subjects including self-defence and warfare in addition to his work in the defence and security industry, where he is an expert on weapon systems and asymmetric conflict.