The Testaments out now
The Arisaka Rifle - Weapon 70 (Paperback)
  • The Arisaka Rifle - Weapon 70 (Paperback)
zoom

The Arisaka Rifle - Weapon 70 (Paperback)

(author), (illustrator), (illustrator)
£13.99
Paperback 80 Pages / Published: 22/08/2019
  • In stock online

Usually dispatched within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect
Entering service in 1897, the Arisaka family of bolt-action rifles armed Japanese troops and others through two world wars and many other conflicts, including the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-05. Issued in long and short versions - the latter for cavalry and specialists - the Type 30 was the first main Arisaka model, arming Imperial Japan's forces during the Russo-Japanese War, though after the war it was refined into the Type 38, which would still be in use in 1945. The main Arisaka rifle of World War II though was the Type 99. Lighter and more rugged than the US M1903 Springfield rifle it would face in the initial battles in the Pacific, it was produced in four main variants, including a sniping model and a take-down parachutist's rifle. Featuring full-colour artwork as well as archive and close-up photographs, this is the absorbing story of the rifles arming Imperial Japan's forces, from the trenches of Mukden in 1905 to the beaches of Okinawa 40 years later.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781472816122
Number of pages: 80
Dimensions: 248 x 184 x 7 mm

You may also be interested in...

HMS Belfast Guidebook
Added to basket
£5.00
Paperback
The American Civil War
Added to basket
Crete
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Hiroshima
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
IWM North Guidebook
Added to basket
£5.00
Paperback
The Crusades
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Dispatches
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Berlin
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Love and War in the Apennines
Added to basket
The Norman Conquest
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Opium War
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
First Light
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Coming of the Third Reich
Added to basket
Stalingrad
Added to basket
£10.99   £7.99
Paperback
D-Day
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Storm of Steel
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.