Book Details

Book title: Latest Trends in Military Technology(5 Vols.) set
Author(s): Steven J Zaloga, Jim Christley & Mark Lardas
ISBN: 9788182745568
Publication Year: 2013
Binding: HB
Pages: -
Price: Rs. 2475 Rs. 2475
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T-80 STANDARD TANK The Soviet Army`s Last Armored Champion: The T-80 Standard Tank was the last tank fielded before the collapse of the Soviet Union, and the most controversial. Despite having the most sophisticated fire controls and multi-layer armor ever fielded on a Soviet tank, its turbine power plant (rather than a conventional diesel) remained a source of considerable trouble throughout its career.

UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES Robotic Air Warfare 1917-2007: Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are the most dynamic field of aerospace technology, and potentially the harbingers o new aviation technology and tactics. They have only emerged from the shadows in recent years, but have actually been in use for several decades. The widespread deployment of UAVs over Iraq and Afghanistan has brought them to the forefront of military debate, and their use there and by the Israelis show that they are the workhorses of the gathering of critical intelligence around the clock in the most remote corners of the globe. This book discusses the development of this unique and cutting-edge technology, revealing how it has changed combat over the year and speculating on its potential to further transform the nature of warfare in the future.

SPACE SHUTTLE LAUNCH SYSTEM 1972-2004: The Space Shuttle is one of the oldest and most famous manned launch systems. The only launch vehicle that has been used for a longer period of time is the Soviet (now Russian) R-7 booster. By the start of the third millennium, the Space Shuttle had carried crews into space over 85 times. Although it is not a military structure, the Shuttle had been sold as an all-purpose launch system to be used jointly for military and civilian purposes. Featuring full-color photos throughout, this book covers the design, development and operational history of a unique vehicle.

US NUCLEAR SUBMARINES: THE FAST ATTACK: The adoption of nuclear power revolutionized submarine design and means that vessels can stay underwater for months, trailing the enemy or training weapons on land targets from secret positions, ``always there, never seen.``

SCUD BALLISTIC MISSLE AND LAUNCH SYSTEMS 1955-2005: The scud missile was developed as the centerpiece of Soviet plans to fight nuclear war in the heart of Europe. However, it was never used in its itended role and has instead become a symbol of the changing nature of warfare in the aftermath of the Cold War. Saddam Hussien`s Iraqi armed forces were almost helpless in the face of the coalition forces in the 1991 Gulf War, the only weapon that Iraq could use to injure  the coalition forces was its arsenal of scud missiles. This book explores the development and variants of the missile and its launch systems, its proliferation outside of the West, and its role in conflicts around the world.

ansform the nature of warfare in the future.

SPACE SHUTTLE LAUNCH SYSTEM 1972-2004: The Space Shuttle is one of the oldest and most famous manned launch systems. The only launch vehicle that has been used for a longer period of time is the Soviet (now Russian) R-7 booster. By the start of the third millennium, the Space Shuttle had carried crews into space over 85 times. Although it is not a military structure, the Shuttle had been sold as an all-purpose launch system to be used jointly for military and civilian purposes. Featuring full-color photos throughout, this book covers the design, development and operational history of a unique vehicle.

US NUCLEAR SUBMARINES: THE FAST ATTACK: The adoption of nuclear power revolutionized submarine design and means that vessels can stay underwater for months, trailing the enemy or training weapons on land targets from secret positions, ``always there, never seen.``

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Steven J Zaloga charts the little-known history of the T-80, covering the initial construction, through the development to the subsequent variants-the T-84 and Russia`s enigmatic ``Black Eagle Tank``. Accompanying detailed cutaway artwork illustrates the unusual design features that made the T-80 so controversial.

Jim Christley,  a former submariner, explores here the influence of Admiral Hyman Rickover in cautiously introducing these stealthy weapons of war, and frankly discusses the power the perils of using nuclear reactors at sea. Using unique and detailed artwork, he outlines the may evolving aspects of design within the submarine classes, from the very first nuclear submarine, USS Nautilus, to the classes under construction today.

Mark Lardas