The Hand Grenade (Weapon #38) (Paperback)

The Hand Grenade (Weapon #38) By Gordon L. Rottman, Johnny Shumate (Illustrator), Alan Gilliland (Illustrator) Cover Image

The Hand Grenade (Weapon #38) (Paperback)

By Gordon L. Rottman, Johnny Shumate (Illustrator), Alan Gilliland (Illustrator)

The Hand Grenade is the dramatic story, covering its origins, development, use - in the World Wars and into the present day - and lasting influence on close-quarter combat and infantry tactics.

Allowing the user to inflict damage on his opponent within throwing range without leaving cover, the portable, lethally efficient hand grenade is a ubiquitous weapon of modern warfare, and has now found its way into law-enforcement arsenals too. In this engaging study the origins, development, combat use and lasting legacy of the military hand grenade are explored and assessed, accompanied by specially commissioned full-color artwork and an array of revealing photographs of grenades in use and in close-up.

Gordon L. Rottman entered the US Army in 1967, volunteered for Special Forces and completed training as a weapons specialist. He served in the 5th Special Forces Group in Vietnam in 1969-70 and subsequently in airborne infantry, long-range patrol and intelligence assignments until retiring after 26 years. He was a Special Operations Forces scenario writer at the Joint Readiness Training Center for 12 years and is now a freelance writer, living in Texas. The author lives in Cypress, TX.
Product Details ISBN: 9781472807342
ISBN-10: 1472807340
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publication Date: February 17th, 2015
Pages: 80
Language: English
Series: Weapon