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By Chris McNab

ISBN-10: 184908520X

ISBN-13: 9781849085205

Now on hand in a souvenir variation, this hugely illustrated giftbook indicates the development of weapon know-how during the ages.

From army historical past experts Osprey Publishing, A background of the area in a hundred guns tells the tales of the hundred definitive guns whose results were the main progressive, altering the best way struggle is waged and the very global we are living in. From the gladius of historical Rome to the AK-47, all a hundred are published in an array of luxurious colour pictures and modern photos. Compiled with the help of a number of the top army historians, this revised quantity unearths not just the weapon itself yet who wielded it and the place, in actual fact explaining the blow-by-blow boost of army expertise and services around the ages.

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On the top thereof in the centre rose a small tower, not less - Marcus Vitruvius Pollio3 A H I S T O R Y OF THE W O R L D IN 100 W E A P O N S more wheels. The wheeled design meant that the tower could be pushed up close to the defensive wall or fortification, the occupants partially protected from enemy missiles by the tower walls. Once the tower was in position, a gangplank could be dropped between tower and wall, over which the attackers would then flood across. MASSIVE STRUCTURES Siege towers were one of several types of siege engine, but were arguably the most impressive.

ROMAN BOLT ARTILLERY T H E R O M A N S , FOR ALL T H E I R U N D O U B T E D I N V E N T I V E HEAVY WEAPONS genius, good There were several different types of arrow-firing Roman technologies when they saw them. During the Punic weapon, and we start by looking at the biggest - the ballista. To were never above borrowing Wars of the 3rd century BC, Roman soldiers became acquainted with Greek torsion-powered artillery, used either for hurling stones or for launching large, modern eyes, the ballista looks largely like a huge crew-served crossbow.

It must also be remembered that maritime conflict in the Mediterranean was largely a matter of coastal engagements, often precipitated when In combat, the trireme had two main weapons - ramming and boarding - although the emphasis varied according to the nationality of the combatants. A typical Athenian trireme ram was a bronze-sheathed wooden projection jutting out from the an invasion fleet met a defensive flotilla along a bows at the waterline. Weighing some 4401b (200kg), it was city-state's coastline.

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