17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
on 28 November 2007
AN EXTREMELY WELL PRESENTED CATALOGUE OF THE WORLDS MACHINE GUNS - SECTIONED INTO THE COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD - EACH PAGE LISTS ALL THE MACHINE GUNS, ASSAULT RIFLES AND RIFLES USED BY THAT COUNTRY. THERE IS A COLOUR PHOTO OF EACH GUN WITH BASIC DETAILS AND SPECIFICATIONS. THE ACCOMPANYING TEXT OF EACH GUN IS BASIC BUT DOES GIVE YOU AN INSIGHT INTO WHAT ROLE EACH GUN TAKES. THIS BOOK IS AN EXCELLENT RECOGNITION GUIDE PACKED WITH COLOUR PHOTOS ON GOOD QUALITY PAPER - AND IF THIS IS WHAT YOU ARE AFTER THEN YOU WONT FIND A BETTER EXAMPLE - THE ONLY NEGATIVE POINT, IF THERE IS ANY, IS THAT MANY EASTERN BLOCK CONTRIES USE THE AK47 AND SO THIS AND A COUPLE OF OTHER GUNS CROP UP SEVERAL TIMES - THIS IN ITSELF IS NOT REALLY A PROBLEM AND DOESNT DETRACT FROM THE ENJOYMENT OF THE BOOK - OVERALL A FANTASTIC BOOK AND ONE I AM VERY PLEASED TO OWN.
on 17 December 2012
Well written, easy to digest. Some entries lack a picture, thus a tablet computer and asking Uncle Google helps. In the darkdays of pre-internet, this might have to be a trip to a major public library's reference section, hoping there would be a copy of Janes guns of the world or that classic book by Col John Weeks and Ian Hogg. Quite a few guns esp the Eastern Bloc types are repeated. Space could have been saved as having a footnote like other users/manufacturers/variants.