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    I'm looking to find a book that has a brief overview of Russian weapons of WWII with some nice pictures of the weapons--a grognard's weird mutation of a coffee table type book I guess. What I have in mind is something like "Encyclopedia of German Tanks of World War Two" but for Russian weapons.

    I've been looking around but haven't been finding much. Is there anything out there?

    Fading Captain
    ". . . those who win every battle are not really skillful--those who render other's armies helpless without fighting are the best of all." Sun Tzu, The Art of War

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    Maybe:

    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS...606458-2960019

    Or try trolling here:

    http://www.dropbears.com/b/broughsbo...tern_front.htm

    Hope this helps.
    Tactics are based on Weapons... Strategy on Movement... and Movement on Supply.
    (J. F. C. Fuller 1878-1966)

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    • #3
      The best World War II tank picture book I know of is "Tanks of World War II" by Chris Ellis. It was originally published by Octopus in 1971. My copy is the 1997 version published by Chancellor Press of London. However, its 207 pages cover both the European and Pacific theaters, so the Soviet tanks only represent about 15% to 20% of the AFVs covered.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by General Staff
        Maybe:

        http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS...606458-2960019

        Or try trolling here:

        http://www.dropbears.com/b/broughsbo...tern_front.htm

        Hope this helps.
        Much thanks Chris! The Red Army Handbook is pretty close to what I had in mind.

        Fading Captain
        ". . . those who win every battle are not really skillful--those who render other's armies helpless without fighting are the best of all." Sun Tzu, The Art of War

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        • #5
          lodestar on Soviet weapons

          Originally posted by Fading Captain View Post
          I'm looking to find a book that has a brief overview of Russian weapons of WWII with some nice pictures of the weapons--a grognard's weird mutation of a coffee table type book I guess. What I have in mind is something like "Encyclopedia of German Tanks of World War Two" but for Russian weapons.

          I've been looking around but haven't been finding much. Is there anything out there?

          Fading Captain
          As have explained just yesterday, I lodestar have embarked on a quest to review all threads on the WWII forum, all 6181 of them!

          Iíll be commenting on all posts and asking for input until I conclude enough has been said and I will then submit a final conculsion which should end the matter.
          The idea for this endeavour entered my head a few hours ago whilst I was contemplating my own self-importance, a whimsical dalliance, a thought truly worthy of lodestar.

          This is the second one Iíve done. I note the one on ďBetter the Germans started the war then the Russians??Ē which was the earliest I could track has been moved the Alternate timelines forum.

          A quick check of my library (Iím very well off financially so itís pretty extensive, Iím also very selfish so spend much of my wealth on stuff of interest to me rather than other Ďsundriesí food, wifeís clothing etc) has revealed :

          The Russian war Machine 1917-1945 (Bison Books 1977) has excellent coverage of Russian (Soviet) weapons development and deployment in the period from the revolution to the end of WWII. It is well illustrated with photos and drawings. Covers small arms, armour and aircraft. Not as much as Iíd like on artillery.

          The Complete Encyclopaedia of Weapons of World War II (Oribis Publishing 1998, material previously published in War Machine magazine 1984) A hefty tome which has beautiful full colour illustrations of all the major weapons used by all the major combatants. Itís divided into categories such as Axis Tanks, Soviet and American Tanks Armoured Cars, Light Vehicles, Infantry Anti-Tank Weapons, Heavy Anti-Aircraft Guns, Allied fighters etc, etc. Loads of technical data. An excellent reference.

          Any other good overviews out there?
          Regards lodestar

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