The American Arsenal

The World War II Official Standard Ordnance Catalogue

Ian V. Hogg

Date Published :
June 2014
Publisher :
Frontline Books
Illustration :
900+ photographs and drawings
Binding. : Hardback
ISBN : 9781848327269
Pages : 384
Dimensions : 10.75 X 8.5 inches
Stock Status : Out of stock
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During WWII, various U.S. military agencies produced catalogues of equipment to fill the gaps left by the official War Department manuals, which led to inconsistent data appearing in different sources. In order to standardize information and properly catalogue all the equipment, the U.S. Ordnance Department put together a master guide, published here as The American Arsenal. All the information was checked and authenticated by reference to Ordnance Committee Minutes and similar authorities.

No other single source provides so much accurate and authentic detail on U.S. weapons, ammunition, vehicles and other combat equipment, with an authoritative explanation of their development and introduction processes. Profusely illustrated with over 900 photographs and drawings, the facts and figures are set in context in the introduction by weapons expert Ian V. Hogg. This is an invaluable reference work for those interested in the military equipment of WWII.

About The Author

IAN V. HOGG (1926–2002) was one of the world’s foremost experts on firearms, artillery, ammunition and fortifications. Editor of Jane’s Infantry Weapons from 1972 to 1994, among his many other books are The Guns, 1939–45, The Greenhill Military Small Arms

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