Italian Small Arms of the First and Second World Wars (Hardcover)

Italian Small Arms of the First and Second World Wars By Ralph Riccio Cover Image

Italian Small Arms of the First and Second World Wars (Hardcover)

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This is the first comprehensive work, in either English or Italian, to address Italian small arms used during World War I and World War II. It describes each weapon and covers the developmental history and use of all Italian designed and produced pistols, rifles, submachine guns and machine guns used during both conflicts, as well as prototype weapons and foreign weapons used by the Italians. Other appendices cover bayonets, accoutrements, markings, ammunition, small arms manufacturing facilities, Italian small arms designers, production summaries, and collector's notes. It includes many previously unpublished photographs and background information on small arms producers, ammunition production facilities, and designers. In addition to the new material, it also corrects previously published errors about Italian weapons.
Ralph Riccio has authored several books dealing with Italian and Irish military subjects. Previous works have focused on larger equipment such as armored vehicles and artillery; the author capitalizes on his knowledge of Italian military history and equipment with this latest offering.
Product Details ISBN: 9780764345838
ISBN-10: 0764345834
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing
Publication Date: June 28th, 2014
Pages: 224
Language: English