1st ed., 1973. Xii + 515 pp., frontis., profusely illustrated with a wealth of photo-ills. D.j., 28 x 22cm. Nr.FINE. This dictionary provides a comprehensive record of the significant weapons developed over the centuries by armies all over the world. Every service is well covered, and definitions have been painstakingly researched. Pistols, rifles, automatic weapons, armoured vehicles, aircraft, warships, edged weapons, artillery and much more are fully catalogued, as are the military terms and expressions relating to the use of weapons, military tactics, and military history. Over 1200 illustrations supplement the text, elaborating and emphasizing crucial distinctions. Alphabetical listing and substantial cross-indexing allow efficient referencing of individual terms.