Evans, Arthur, Sir – Scripta Minoa the written documents of Minoan Crete, with special reference to the archives of Knossos

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Evans, Arthur, Sir – Scripta Minoa : the written documents of Minoan Crete, with special reference to the archives of Knossos
Hendy M.F. – Studies in the Byzantine Monetary Economy c. 300-1450
US Marine Infantry Combat Uniforms and Equipment 2000-2012 (Osprey Elite 190)
Republic F-105 Thunderchief (Osprey Air Vanguard 2)
Allison-Engined P-51 Mustang (Osprey Air Vanguard 1)

Evans, Arthur, Sir – Scripta Minoa : the written documents of Minoan Crete, with special reference to the archives of Knossos

Oxford, Clarendon Press | 1909 | PDF | 450 pages | English | 26.45 Mb

Written documents of Minoan Crete.

Hendy M.F. – Studies in the Byzantine Monetary Economy c. 300-1450

Cambridge University Press | 1985 | PDF | 771 pages | English | 24.13 Mb

Classic study of the history of the Byzantine coinage. Tracked economic aspects.

US Marine Infantry Combat Uniforms and Equipment 2000-2012 (Osprey Elite 190)

Osprey Publishing | 2012 | ISBN: 1849087997 | English | 66 Pages | PDF (e-book) | 3 MB

The US Marine Corps has been a key part of the US presence in a host of combat zones. While sharing some weapons systems with the other US Forces, the Marine Corps has developed its own distinctive approach to matters of dress, personal equipment and armament. The most important trends are a new generation of camouflage clothing, body armor, and night-vision equipment, which have transformed the appearance and capability of the individual rifleman. The men and women of the USMC have been at the forefront of these developments, utilizing innovative items of dress and equipment during their extensive service in a range of challenging environments across the world. Featuring specially commissioned full-color artwork and detailed photographs, this book explores the USMC’s key contribution to the development of the combat infantry soldier’s clothing and personal equipment in the 21st century.

Republic F-105 Thunderchief (Osprey Air Vanguard 2)

Osprey Publishing | 2012 | ISBN: 1780961731 | English | 67 Pages | PDF (e-book) | 6 MB

The Republic F-105 Thunderchief was the fastest and most successful strike fighter of the Cold War. Designed to deliver nuclear weapons at low altitude and then fight its way back to base, by the early 1960s it was the primary weapon in the USAF’s tactical strike arsenal. Thunderchief pilots in Europe, the Far East and the USA stood on short-notice alert, ready to take on the formidable defenses of their Communist Bloc targets. The F-105 was, however, to become a legend in a very different conflict. As direct American involvement in Vietnam increased, F-105s were deployed – initially as a deterrent, but ever more as conventional attack fighters against insurgency in Laos and Vietnam. With the start of the bombing campaign against North Vietnam, the Thunderchief became a vital element in attacks against some of the most heavily defended territory in modern history.

Allison-Engined P-51 Mustang (Osprey Air Vanguard 1)

Osprey Publishing | 2012 | ISBN: 1780961510 | English | 67 Pages | PDF (e-book) | 3 MB

While the introduction of the Merlin engine did improve the Mustang’s performance and produce the bubble-canopied fighters with which we associate the name, credit must be given to the Allison-engined variants that preceded it. From its inception in early 1940, the Mustang’s development was extraordinarily rapid – such was the need for a fighter at the time, and the confidence in its design. By early January 1942, the Mustang was in service with the RAF, flying low-level armed reconnaissance operations over Northern France. Despite later Merlin variants arriving in-theatre, this remained a hunting ground for the Allison Mustangs through to D-Day and beyond – a remarkable service length. In American hands the Allison-engined Mustangs performed as dive-bombers and fighters, serving with distinction in North Africa and the Far East.

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