World's Worst Weapons

Exploding Tanks, Uncontrollable Ships, and Unflyable Aircraft

By Martin J. Dougherty (Author)

Price$14.95

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World's Worst Weapons

Exploding Tanks, Uncontrollable Ships, and Unflyable Aircraft

by Martin J. Dougherty

$14.95

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OVERVIEW
Some weapons are winners; some are epic failures. Here are the ones that went really wrong, from Germany’s Zeppelin Bomber to the US Navy’s Nimrod.
 
In times of war, scientists and inventors developing weapons experiment with strange new ideas—and sometimes, things don’t work out well. Structured by weapon type, this entertaining and informative guide looks at the guns, tanks, ships, and aircraft that utterly failed in battle. They range from the early version of the M16 assault rifle, which broke down regularly in Vietnam, to the Douglas X-3 Stiletto, designed to explore the “supersonic flight environment,” but incapable of passing the speed of sound. A thoroughly researched text includes technical specifications and firsthand accounts by users, complemented by rare photographs and full-color illustrations.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)

Martin J. Dougherty specializes in military topics and is the author ofMedieval Warrior, SAS and Elite Forces Guide Extreme Unarmed Combat, andSAS and Elite Forces Guide Sniper, Small Arms: From the Civil War to the Present Day, and books on personal self-defense. He lives in northern England.

Pub Date: 9/18/2018

ISBN: 9781782743644

Price: $14.95 / $19.95 CAN

Format: Flexibound

Pages: 320 pages, 300 color photos & illus.

Trim: 6.5 x 4.75 Inches

Territories: US/Can

Category: History / Military History

Publisher: Amber Books