Download E-books Big Red: Inside the Secret World of a Trident Nuclear Submarine PDF

The chilly struggle will be over, yet nuclear submarines nonetheless lurk underneath the ocean.

Taller in size than the Washington Monument, wider at its middle than a three-lane road, the 18,750-ton Trident nuclear submarine, with 24 strategic missiles and greater than one hundred twenty nuclear warheads, is the main complicated struggle desktop the U.S. army has ever produced. This $1.8 billion surprise can sail deep underneath the sea, undetected via enemies, for months.

Douglas C. Waller -- bestselling writer of The Commandos and veteran Time journal correspondent -- penetrates the silent, mystery global of nuclear subs, taking you on a tension-packed three-month patrol below the Atlantic Ocean contained in the USS Nebraska, fondly nicknamed giant pink. In chilling aspect, witnessed during the eyes of the boys on board and advised of their personal phrases, gigantic crimson unearths the top-secret systems for beginning international warfare III, together with mystery codes, problematic fail-safe mechanisms, and hugely labeled conflict strategies for nuclear combat.

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Download E-books M103 Heavy Tank 1950-74 (New Vanguard, Volume 197) PDF

By Kenneth Estes

The T43 layout represented the top of U.S. military tank engineering of the overdue Forties, with its solid elliptical hull and turret, Continental AV-1790 engine, cross-drive transmission, and torsion bar suspension. A range-finder and mechanical computing device directed a strong 120mm major gun in a unique electro-hydraulic turret, between different good points. The heavy tank proved rather well liked by its crews, who exceptionally revered the strong armament it carried. Many demanding situations to the crewmen have been taken on with a feeling of delight. common used to be the task of the second one loader to hand-ram either the projectile (positioned by means of the 1st loader on the breech) and the propellant cartridge into the chamber in one circulation, all in the confines of a slim turret. The outbreak of battle in Korea introduced a hurry order in December 1950 which ended in an entire creation run of three hundred cars, thought of enough for military and Marine Corps requirements.
As could have been anticipated from the push to creation, the T43E1 failed its preliminary trials at feet. Knox, normally for erratic gun controls and bad ballistic functionality of the projectiles. A amendment application (of over a hundred discrepancies) ended in the standardization of the T43E1 because the 120mm gun strive against tank, M103 in 1956.
After 1951, the Marine Corps on my own retained self assurance within the heavy tank software, making an investment its scarce money within the advancements essential to lead to its fielding after a moved quickly construction run in midst of the 'tank crisis' of the 12 months 1950-51. with out the Marine Corps' selection to carry the M103 to operational prestige, it sort of feels transparent that the three hundred automobiles might have languished in garage ahead of their eventual disposal. The correctness of the Marine Corps aid of the M103 tank used to be in no small method said through the Army's borrowing of seventy two M103A1 superior USMC tanks useful for its unmarried heavy tank battalion in Germany. No different weapon procedure, earlier than the period of antitank missiles, may well warrantly the destruction of the Russian heavies, which persevered their carrier throughout the past due Nineteen Sixties. The eventual retirement of the M103 in 1972, over twenty years after manufacture and after 14 years of operational provider, verified the stability of its engineering and achievement of its designed function. it might probably were the undesirable 'ugly duckling' of the military, which kept away from naming the M103 on my own of all its postwar tanks. For the Marine Corps, it served the aim outlined for it in 1949 till the automobile and guns expertise of the U.S. may possibly produce doable possible choices.

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Download E-books Conquest (Star Force Series Book 4) PDF

By B. V. Larson

CONQUEST is the subsequent bankruptcy within the nice interstellar battle among all dwelling creatures and the machines. megastar strength needs to cease the desktop invaders as soon as again--but how?

In the fourth ebook of the famous person strength sequence, Kyle Riggs has freed Earth from the chains of the Macros--but at what fee? The Macros not belief him. he's a mad puppy that needs to be positioned down--and all celebrity strength has to be stamped out with him. The struggle expands during this tale, and mankind is once more confronted with annihilation.

CONQUEST is an army technology fiction novel through bestselling writer B. V. Larson.

(To locate the 1st publication within the sequence, look for SWARM, via B. V. Larson)

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Download E-books Wolf Pack: The Story of the U-Boat in World War II PDF

By Gordon Williamson

Germany's global struggle II U-Boat fleet represented the elite in their naval body of workers. by way of expertise, education, strategies and strive against successes, the U-Boat Waffe used to be some distance more advantageous to that of the other combatant country. during this finished e-book, the wartime improvement of the U-Boat is traced besides the reports of ordinary U-Boat crewmen, from recruitment to strive against. the writer examines the operational strategies of the U-Boat fleet, in addition to describing the big bunkers that housed them. 'Wolf Pack' includes fabric taken from castle three: 'U-Boat Bases and Bunkers 1941-45', Warrior 36: 'Grey Wolf: U-Boat Crewman of worldwide conflict II' and New Vanguards fifty one and fifty five: 'Kriegsmarine U-Boat 1939-45 (1) and (2)', with the addition of a brand new part on wartime strategies.

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Download E-books The Peenemunde Raid: The Night of 17-18 August 1943 PDF

By Martin Middlebrook

On August 17, 1943, RAF Bomber Command got down to spoil the key examine institution the place Nazi scientists have been constructing cutting-edge rockets. even if the bombing "crept again" from its objective, and the cloudless sky made the British plane excellent goals, they succeeded in disrupting Hitler's guns software. Containing the remembrances of over four hundred humans from either sides--flight crews, researchers on the web site, and overseas employees pressured to paintings there--this vintage background is carefully irresistible.

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Download E-books Armageddon (Dale Brown's Dreamland) PDF

By Dale Brown, Jim DeFelice

The 6th within the sequence of high-tech thrillers targeted on Dreamland - a top-secret USAF guns study centre - from the acclaimed writer of Flight of the outdated puppy and Air conflict strength. when enjoyable at the seashore in Brunei as site visitors of the Sultan, Dreamland's Breanna and Zen are shot at, and compelled to take disguise within the water by means of unknown assailants. Dreamland are education the Sultan's air strength, teaching them at the most up-to-date and most sensible aviation know-how. yet there are these now not proud of this alliance. abruptly Brunei is below assault from terrorists, and a person someplace is preparing for the final word revenge.

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