ARTICLES AND RESOURCES ON MILITARY TECHNOLOGY

CANNON, MACHINE GUNS AND AMMUNITION

BOOKS BY ANTHONY G WILLIAMS

Click on covers for details

NON-FICTION

Jane's

Ammunition

Handbook

 

(Editor)

 

Now in colour

2014-2015 Edition out now

UPDATES JANUARY 2013

with Emmanuel Gustin

with Maxim Popenker

UPDATES SEP 2004

UPDATES JAN 2005

UPDATES DEC 2006

UPDATES OCT 2006

July 2008

November 2011

 


A FORUM for discussing issues related to military technology

A GLOSSARY of military gun and ammunition terms UPDATED FEBRUARY 2008

LINKS : some technical military history websites AMENDED MARCH 2014

BOOK REFERENCES : the ones I refer to most often UPDATED MAY 2011

AMMUNITION PHOTO GALLERY AMENDED AUGUST 2013

AMMUNITION DATA TABLES AMENDED DECEMBER 2013


 Articles (click on text to read):

Please note that, starting in May 2011, the most recent changes to the text of any articles will be highlighted by red font.

GENERAL

A 'Primer' on Cartridges  AMENDED JULY 2012

Basic Ballistics   AMENDED JANUARY 2013

An introduction to collecting 30 mm cannon ammunition  NEW APRIL 2008

An introduction to collecting 23-28mm cartridges AMENDED NOVEMBER 2012

An introduction to collecting 20 mm cannon cartridges NEW MARCH 2007

 

Historic Machine Gun Cartridges NEW MARCH 2009

 

Eurosatory 2010 NEW AUGUST 2010

 

Eurosatory 2008 NEW AUGUST 2008

 

Eurosatory 2006 NEW JUNE 2006

DSEi 2005 NEW NOVEMBER 2005

DSEi 2003  NEW APRIL 2004

Fakes and Replicas NEW APRIL 2005

The Search for High Velocity

Military Cartridge Relationships AMENDED JULY 2010

Of Oerlikons and Other Things....the API Blowback family  AMENDED JULY 2013

The Experimental US Cal. .90 Series Cannon   AMENDED DECEMBER 2013 

Bofors Automatic Cannon   AMENDED DECEMBER 2013

The .5" Vickers Guns  AMENDED NOVEMBER 2012

The 25.4mm Vickers guns AMENDED NOVEMBER 2012

37mm and 40mm Guns in British Service  AMENDED JUNE 2013

The 6 pdr 7 cwt and the Molins Guns AMENDED JANUARY 2013

Très Haute Vitesse  AMENDED APRIL 2009

Split-Breech Guns: The Nutcracker and the 40mm Mk 18   AMENDED NOVEMBER 2005

Less-lethal Ammunition AMENDED JULY 2013


ARMY

The Assault Rifles group of articles:

Assault Rifles and their Ammunition: History and Prospects  AMENDED APRIL 2014

The Case for a General Purpose Rifle and Machine Gun Cartridge  AMENDED MARCH 2014

Why bullpups? AMENDED APRIL 2014

Future Infantry Small Arms AMENDED SEPTEMBER 2012

--------------------------------------------------

The .256 inch British; a Lost Opportunity AMENDED SEPTEMBER 2010

SA80: Mistake or Maligned - and What Next?  AMENDED APRIL 2013

Where Next For PDWs?  AMENDED DECEMBER 2013

On the Terminal Effectiveness of Small-Arms Ammunition NEW DECEMBER 2007

Cartridges for Long-Range Sniping Rifles AMENDED JANUARY 2013

Cartridges for silenced sniping rifles AMENDED JANUARY 2013

More Punch for the AR-15 AMENDED JANUARY 2013

The Teppo Jutsu Range of Cartridges NEW AUGUST 2005

Special Purpose Small Arms Ammunition of the USSR and Russia NEW APRIL 2005

An Introduction to Anti-Tank Rifle Cartridges  AMENDED JANUARY 2013

New Developments in Grenade Ammunition AMENDED NOVEMBER 2010

Some Thoughts on Metal Storm AMENDED NOVEMBER 2012

The P.A.W. - a new 20 x 42 cartridge and gun AMENDED JANUARY 2009

Light AFV guns and the WCSP and FRES Scout projects AMENDED DECEMBER 2013

Bofors Automatic Cannon AMENDED DECEMBER 2013

An alternative 1930s British Tank Gun - and its Successor AMENDED DECEMBER 2013

Czechoslovakian 57mm AA Gun R-10 NEW OCTOBER 2007

The White Rifles  NEW SEPTEMBER 2005

The Red King, the Red Queen and the Vigilante AMENDED MAY 2011

Transitional Anti-Tank Rifle: The Recoilless Carl Gustav M42   AMENDED APRIL 2009

Lahti L35 and Husqvarna m/40 pistols AMENDED JANUARY 2014


NAVAL

Naval Armament - the MCG Problem AMENDED OCTOBER 2011

An Alternative Royal Navy for the 1970s  AMENDED MARCH 2014

The Return of the Big Gun?

Short Range AA Gun Systems of the Royal Navy

Medium calibre guns of the Royal Navy in World War Two

Interwar British Battleship Design


AIRCRAFT

The Development of RAF Guns and Ammunition from WW1 to the Present Day NEW NOVEMBER 2008

Will the Fighter Gun Survive? UPDATED APRIL 2009

Modern Fighter Gun Effectiveness UPDATED APRIL 2009

Development of Su-27 gun armament NEW JUNE 2006

The Soviet GSh-6-30 aircraft cannon NEW MAY 2006

Grabin aircraft guns NEW MAY 2006

Cannon or Machine Gun? The Second World War Aircraft Gun Controversy NEW MARCH 2006

WW2 Fighter Armament Effectiveness  AMENDED AUGUST 2013

Ideal WW2 Fighter Armament AMENDED MARCH 2003

The Battle of Britain: Armament of the Competing Fighters  AMENDED AUGUST 2005

Tankbusters: Airborne Anti-Tank Guns in World War 2  AMENDED JUNE 2004

The Vickers 40mm S Gun with Littlejohn Adaptor

The RAF's 47mm Class P Gun project AMENDED DECEMBER 2006

The Hispano-Suiza HS.404 20 mm Aircraft Gun in US Service AMENDED APRIL 2009

British WW2 Multi-role Plane AMENDED MAY 2005

Another Missed Opportunity: the Oerlikon FFL  AMENDED MARCH 2003

The Cannon Pioneers: the Early Development and Use of Aircraft Cannon NEW APRIL 2005

'Early Aircraft Armament' amendments  AMENDED FEBRUARY 2003

Polish Air Force Armament 1918-39

Guns of the Fleet Air Arm AMENDED APRIL 2006


MISCELLANEOUS ARTICLES

On Binoculars  AMENDED MARCH 2006


HOME

- - 0 - -