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Anti-Aircraft Artillery Hardcover – July, 2002


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Crowood; First Edition edition (July 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1861265026
  • ISBN-13: 978-1861265029
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.8 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,095,364 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Ian V Hogg served in the Royal Artillery in World War Two and Korea and became a gunnery instructor in 1953. Since his retirement from service in 1972, he became a freelance writer with over 120 books and magazine articles to his credit. His previous books for Crowood include Allied Armour of WW2, Allied Artillery of WW1, Allied Artillery of WW2 and Mortars.

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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Dalton C. Rocha on March 23, 2006
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I read this book, here in Brazil.This book talks about AAA(anti-aircraft artillery).

There's many photos in this book.All of them are black and white photos.All the drawings are also black and white.This book is simple to understand and the informations are correct.

Even so, there's many failures in his book.I'll show you some of them:

1-Only the last chapter talks about AAA after World War II.Just about twenty pages in all this book, are about AAA after World War II.

2-This book had almost nothing about AAA, from former Soviet Union or Russia.In fact, at least after World War II, no other AAA's maker had so many combat use as former USSR.Even when there's, the author misses the target.To example, on page 162 the author writes:"the 130 mm KS-30 claimed a maximum ceiling of 20,000m (65,000ft), effective ceiling 13,700m (45,000ft), though these figures should be viewed with caution".Well, this cannon the KS-30 was very used in combat by Vietnan, in war.At least until I know, this cannon was also used by Iraq, in 1991's Gulf War.The so called "Iron courtain" is over since 1989.The author had to tell us, about combat use of this cannon.

3-There's many waste of space in this book.To example, on pages 145 and 146 are photos of american 120 mm M1.This weapon never was used in any war.Again there's not only text, but also a photo, about the british "Green mace" who never entered in service, and had a sole prototipe.Again this book talks and has photos about the american M51 "Skysweeper" 75 mm, who never had any combat use.About the american failure "Sergeant York", there's photos and text.At the same time, the soviet(now russian) ZSU 23/4 has just one line dedicated to it, on appendix.About the swiss Oerlikon there's photos, but almost no text.
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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful By John Schaefer on January 10, 2009
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Students of this element of military history, if building a library, probably should make this book one of their first purchases.
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