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  • Download E-books War X: Human Extensions in Battlespace (Digital Futures) PDF

    By Tim Blackmore

    Are we scared of struggle? Has the development of army know-how created a approach of invincibility at the battlefield? In War X, Tim Blackmore argues that the expertise of conflict has primarily erased the human physique from battlespace. the result's a actual and mental distance among humanity and bloodshed. because the equipment of conflict develops, and as advances are made within the organic sciences, conflict turns into more and more palatable - beautiful, even - leading to a sanitized homicide tradition within which conflict is expected and seen with little anxiety.

    Blackmore makes connections among humans in conflict and the very diversified international of guns brands, discovering among the 2 a romance of warfare know-how. utilizing well known technology fiction literature and picture, own conflict narratives, biographies, and armed forces imagery, he explores the human physique in warfare, the ways that infantrymen think themselves superhuman - posthuman - secure via the armour of muscular tissues and metal, tanks and helicopters, robotics and distant control.

    War X is an explosive advent to the dialogue of contemporary struggle and a well timed attention of commercial struggle because it is unfolding even now in Iraq and Afghanistan, and because it could be sooner or later, with new weapon improvement. it's also a deliberation at the startling global of recent weapon improvement, and the indescribable way forward for warfare that beckons.

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  • Download E-books Reforming Mil-Specs: The Navy Experience with Military Specifications and Standards Reform (Documented Briefing / Rand Corporation) PDF

    This research is helping be sure why military army requisites and criteria reform (MSSR) used to be no longer accomplished inside funds or in response to a self-imposed agenda. The file defines the prestige of army reforms, seems to be for the explanation why the military overlooked its self-imposed reform finishing touch date, describes basic ideas for finishing the reforms, and identifies steps RAND might take to aid the army decide upon between those suggestions.

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  • Download E-books U.S. Rifle, Caliber .30 M1917 Enfield: FM 23-6 PDF

    The M1917 Enfield, officially named "United States rifle, cal .30, version of 1917" used to be an American amendment of the British .303 quality P14 rifle built and fabricated from 1917-1918. The Enfield rifle was once famous for numerous layout beneficial properties. It was once designed with a rear receiver aperture sight, safe by way of strong "ears," a layout that proved to be quicker and extra actual than the common mid-barrel sight. destiny American rifles, reminiscent of the 1903-A3 Springfield, M1 and M1 Carbine could all use such receiver points of interest. The M1917 sight was once positioned on an elongated receiver bridge, which further weight to the motion, in addition to lengthening the bolt. The M1917 motion proved very robust, and was once used because the foundation for various advertisement and gunsmith-made carrying rifles in normal and magnum calibers among the international wars and after. this day, the Enfield is used as a ceremonial and drilling rifle. For conflict reasons, the Danish nonetheless use the M1917 as a carrier weapon as a result of excessive reliability of the bolt-action rifle in harsh stipulations. Created in 1942, this box guide finds greatly concerning the M1917’s layout and capabilities.  meant as a box guide for operation and upkeep, it info gun meeting, marksmanship recommendations, add-ons, and masses more.  initially categorized limited, this handbook was once declassified lengthy in the past and is the following reprinted in e-book form.  Care has been taken to maintain the integrity of the textual content.

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