Instruments of War: Weapons and Technologies That Have Changed History, 1st Edition

  • Spencer C. Tucker Texas Christian University
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  • ISBN-10: 1440836558
  • ISBN-13: 9781440836558
  • DDC: 623.03
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 456 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released August 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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Overview

In war, the weapons and technologies employed have direct effects on how battles are waged. When new weapons are introduced, they can dramatically alter the outcomes of warfare—and consequently change the course of history itself. This reference work provides a fascinating overview of the major weapon systems and military technologies that have had a major impact on world history.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
Contents.
Chronological List of Entries.
Alphabetical List of Entries.
Introduction.
Half Title Page.
1: Club and Mace.
2: Ax.
3: Sling.
4: Spears and Other Pole Arms.
5: Pilum.
6: Throwing Sticks or Throwing Clubs.
7: Picks and War Hammers.
8: Dagger (Knife).
9: Sword.
10: Lance.
11: Bow and Arrow.
12: Blowgun.
13: Shields.
14: Helmet.
15: Body Armor.
16: Chariot.
17: Galley.
18: Trireme.
19: Corvus.
20: Greek Fire.
21: Mechanical Artillery.
22: Spring-Powered Artillery Engines.
23: Torsion-Powered Artillery Engines.
24: Counterweight-Powered Artillery Engines.
25: Saddle.
26: Stirrup.
27: Viking Longboat.
28: Caltrop.
29: Gunpowder.
30: Land Mines and Mining.
31: Longbow.
32: Crossbow.
33: Harquebus.
34: Matchlock.
35: Wheel Lock.
36: Snaplock (Snaphance).
37: Pistols, Early Types.
38: Land Artillery, Early Gunpowder Types.
39: Leather Gun.
40: Fuzes.
41: Petard.
42: Pike.
43: Carrack.
44: Galleon.
45: Naval Artillery, Early Types.
46: Gunner’s Quadrant.
47: Turtle Ships.
48: Frigate.
49: Ship of the Line.
50: Mortars, Early.
51: Bomb Vessels.
52: Howitzer.
53: Shell.
54: Shrapnel (Spherical Case Shot).
55: Carcass.
56: Case Shot (Canister or Canister Shot).
57: Grapeshot.
58: Flintlock.
59: Air Gun.
60: Rifle (Muzzle-Loader).
61: Blunderbuss.
62: Bayonet.
63: Turtle Submarine.
64: Sea Mines.
65: Balloons.
66: Popham’s Signal System.
67: Steam Warship.
68: Percussion Cap.
69: Rockets, Early Types.
70: Carronade.
71: Shell Gun.
72: Railroads.
73: Telegraph.
74: Telephone.
75: Ironclad Warships.
76: Warrior, HMS.
77: Naval Gun Turret.
78: Monitor, USS.
79: Minié Ball.
80: Revolver.
81: Napoleon Gun.
82: Parrott Guns.
83: Dahlgren Guns.
84: Breech-Loading Rifle.
85: Dreyse Needle Gun.
86: Cartridge.
87: Dynamite.
88: Gatling Gun.
89: Mitrailleuse.
90: Lebel Rifle.
91: Mauser Gewehr 98 Rifle.
92: Mauser C96 Pistol.
93: Maxim Gun.
94: Steel Armor, Naval.
95: Armor-Piercing Projectiles.
96: Quick-Firing Naval Gun.
97: Torpedo.
98: Torpedo Boats.
99: Destroyer.
100: Dynamite Gun.
101: Smokeless Gunpowder.
102: Trinitrotoluene.
103: Bicycle.
104: Breech-Loading Field Artillery.
105: French 75mm Gun.
106: Breech-Loading Heavy Guns at Sea.
107: Dumdum Bullet.
108: Hollow or Shaped Charge.
109: Browning (Colt) .45 Semiautomatic Pistol.
110: Lewis Gun.
111: Browning Automatic Rifle.
112: MP18 Submachine Gun.
113: Barbed Wire.
114: Sandbags.
115: Camouflage.
116: Pillbox.
117: Hand Grenades.
118: Rifle Grenade.
119: Stokes Mortar.
120: Big Bertha Mortar.
121: Paris Gun.
122: Poison Gas.
123: Livens Projector.
124: Flamethrowers.
125: Motor Transport.
126: Armored Car.
127: Tanks, Early.
128: Antitank Rifle.
129: Antimaterial Rifle.
130: Wright Brothers’ Military Flyer.
131: Aircraft, World War I.
132: Fokker E.I Eindecker Fighter Aircraft.
133: Interrupter Gear.
134: De Havilland DH 2 Fighter Aircraft.
135: Nieuport 17 Fighter Aircraft.
136: Sopwith F.1 Camel Fighter Aircraft.
137: Sikorsky Ilya Mourometz Heavy Bomber.
138: Gotha G IV Bomber.
139: Handley Page O/100 and O/400 Bombers.
140: Zeppelins.
141: Director Fire Control and New Range Finding at Sea.
142: Dreadnought, HMS.
143: Invincible-Class Battle Cruisers.
144: Furious, HMS.
145: Argus, HMS.
146: Submarine Development to 1914.
147: Depth Charge.
148: Hydrophone.
149: Radio.
150: Antiaircraft Artillery.
151: Browning M2 .50-Caliber Heavy Machine Gun.
152: Molotov Cocktail.
153: Biological Weapons.
154: German 88mm Gun.
155: M-2A1/M-101A1 105mm Howitzer.
156: Long Lance Torpedo.
157: Thompson M1A1 Submachine Gun.
158: MP40 Submachine Gun.
159: Sten Gun.
160: M1 Garand Rifle.
161: MG42 Machine Gun.
162: Mortars, Post–World War I.
163: T-34 Soviet Medium Tank.
164: M4 Sherman Medium Tank.
165: PzKpfw V Panther Medium Tank.
166: PzKpfw Tiger and King Tiger.
167: Self-Propelled Guns and Artillery.
168: Birch Gun.
169: Jeep.
170: Truck, 2.5-Ton.
171: Landing Craft.
172: DUKW Amphibian Truck.
173: Mulberry.
174: PLUTO.
175: Destroyer Escort.
176: Yamato-Class Battleships, Japanese.
177: Iowa-Class Battleships, U.S. Navy.
178: Essex-Class Aircraft Carriers.
179: Escort Aircraft Carriers.
180: Liberty Ships.
181: Snorkel.
182: Sonar.
183: Leigh Light.
184: Radar.
185: A6M Reisen (Zero) Japanese Fighter Aircraft.
186: Bf 109 German Fighter.
187: Junkers Ju 87 Stuka German Dive-Bomber.
188: Hawker Hurricane British Fighter.
189: Supermarine Spitfire British Fighter.
190: North American P-51 Mustang U.S. Army Air Forces Fighter.