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The M16 /
Jean Huon.
imprint
Staplehurst : Spellmount, 2004.
description
160 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm.
ISBN
1862272719 (hbk.)
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author
imprint
Staplehurst : Spellmount, 2004.
isbn
1862272719 (hbk.)
catalogue key
5315840
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
Summaries
Unpaid Annotation
A fascinating story of this weapon which will be of enormous interest to collectors and gun enthusiasts and to historians of the Vietnam and post Vietnam eras.
Main Description
In 1965 when the US intervened in San Domingo, military observers noted that the paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne were armed with a completely new gun made of light alloy and plastic. This was the M 16, a weapon developed by an aeronautical engineer based on the design of Eugene Stoner. It was subsequently used in Vietnam and it was there that it became world renowned. With a number of adaptations, more than ten million M 16's have been produced and it is in service in at least 80 countries. Packed with more than 200 full colour images and 200 black and white photos, this book is a comprehensive history of the development of this key weapon. It shows every conceivable version, variant and accessory of the weapon and even includes versions made under licence by other manufacturers.
Bowker Data Service Summary
In 1965 when the US intervened in San Domingo, military observers noted that the paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne were armed with a completely new gun, the M-16, made of light alloy and plastic. This is a comprehensive history of the development of this key weapon.
Table of Contents
American infantry firearms in the 1950sp. 9
Armalite Inc.p. 17
The M 16p. 25
The M 16 A1p. 31
The M 16 A2p. 39
Long-barreled derivatives of the M 16p. 45
Short-barreled M 16sp. 51
Grenade launchersp. 61
Machine-gun versions of the M 16p. 69
The M 16 as a sharpshooter's riflep. 75
The M 16 as submachine gunp. 81
Accessories for the M 16p. 85
Summary tables of Colt variants of the M 16p. 107
M 16s produced under licensep. 117
Copies and derivatives of the M 16p. 123
Users of the M 16 or its derivativesp. 129
The .22 long rifle conversionsp. 137
Recreational use copies of the M 16p. 141
US 5.56 mm ammunitionp. 147
After the M 16 A2 ...p. 151
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