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Text Book of Ammunition (1926)

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War Office, 1926

H.M.S.O., 1926

printed by Harrison and Sons, London, 1926

The extremely rare 1926 edition of this official War Office ammunition handbook. Text Book of Ammunition is a superbly illustrated handbook of the explosives, shells, fuzes, and small arms ammunition in use with the British Armed Forces between WW1 and WW2. Subjects covered include: Cordite, Guncotton, Primers, Cartridges, High Explosive shells, Shrapnel Shells, Projectiles for B.L. guns, ammunition for Q.F. guns, Fuzes, Detonators, Rockets, Smoke shells, Grenades, and Small Arms ammunition. The book is very well illustrated with numerous coloured scale drawings of shells, cartridges, explosives, and fuzes, along with other diagrams and line drawings of ammunition, grenades, explosive charges, and equipment. The description of the various types of ammunition is comprehensive and detailed, and includes details of markings, manufacture, storage and use. For anyone interested in the ammunition of the British Armed forces between the wars, this is an invaluable reference work and one of the best contemporary volumes on the subject.


In very good condition. The boards are in very good condition, with minor signs of wear and an index label to the spine. The binding and hinges are very good and secure. The text is in very good condition. The colour plates and illustrations are in very good condition. There is an ink stamp of the 'Instructor in Gunnery, R.A., Plymouth, 29 Nov 1927' on the title page.

Published: 1915
Red boards with gilt titling
Illustrated throughout with coloured plates, plus other line drawings
Dimensions: 160mm x 245mm
Pages: 297