SOME TECHNICAL MILITARY HISTORY LINKS

Guns + Ammunition

http://www.ecra.info/start.php  Home Page of the European Cartridge Research Association

http://www.cartridgecollectors.org/ Home page of the International Ammunition Association

http://www.rkba.org/guns/principles/ principles of operation of firearms

http://people.howstuffworks.com/machine-gun.htm  descriptions of how machine guns work

http://www.jbmballistics.com/ballistics/calculators/calculators.shtml JBM small-arms ballistics calculator

http://cartridgecollectors.org/headstampcodes.htm IAA headstamp codes for small-calibre cartridges

http://world.guns.ru/  Max Popenker's excellent site on modern firearms and ammunition.

http://russianammo.org/ Russian ammunition 12.7-57mm: very detailed

http://www.municion.org/ Spanish site providing details of small-arms ammunition: comprehensive

http://www.amkat.se/ Swedish military small-arms ammunition

http://ordnancesociety.org.uk the website of the Ordnance Society

http://members.tripod.com/~nigelef/index.htm British artillery in WW2

http://www.military-info.com/MPHOTO/P110.htm copies of US military ammunition manuals for sale

http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/munitions/ammo.htm explanations and lists of current military ammunition

http://www.cartridge-corner.com Curtis Steinhauer's site for ammunition collectors

http://www.thegunzone.com/ The Gun Zone - many articles

http://www.jaegerplatoon.net/MAIN.html Finnish Army historical guns (all calibres)

http://dragonsoffire.com/home.htm Japanese automatic weapons

http://www.dtic.mil/ndia/  Index of downloadable presentations from the US National Defense Industries Association conferences

http://ammoguide.com/ cartridge identification guide (not all free)

General Military

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/ news and information about current defence issues

http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/ Defense Industry Daily

http://www.sinodefence.com/ Chinese Defence Today - with details of equipment

Aircraft + Armament

http://users.telenet.be/Emmanuel.Gustin/fgun/fgun-in.html Emmanuel Gustin's fighter gun website

AFVs + Armament

http://www.battlefield.ru/   WW2 Soviet and Allied tank guns AP performance

Warships + Armament

http://www.navweaps.com/  The outstanding naval weapons site, containing detailed information

 

DISCUSSION GROUP SITES

http://forums.delphiforums.com/autogun/messages/ the author's forum for discussion of all topic relating to military guns and ammunition

http://cartridgecollectors.org/forum/index.php  IAA cartridge collectors' forum (focuses on smaller calibres)

http://www.bocn.co.uk/vbforum/ British Ordnance Collectors Network: the best UK site for collectable ammunition discussions (focuses on larger calibres)

http://www.wk2ammo.com/  the German WW2 ammo site (bilingual, but mostly in German)

http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/ The Firearm Blog: US blog+discussion site dealing with new developments in military and civilian firearms

http://www.thinkdefence.co.uk/ Think Defence: blog+discussion about UK defence issues

http://www.china-defense.com/smf/index.php/  China Defense forum, particularly strong on Chinese military equipment of all services

http://www.tank-net.com/forums/index.php?act=idx TankNet: a group with some very good contributors on tank development, plus other aspects of military technology

http://warships1discussionboards.yuku.com/ Warships1 site, with discussion groups on warships but aircraft and land forces also

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