The Sterling Submachine Gun - Weapon 65 (Paperback)
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The Sterling Submachine Gun - Weapon 65 (Paperback)

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Paperback 80 Pages / Published: 29/11/2018
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Designed by a motorcycle racer turned small-arms engineer, George Patchett, the submachine gun that eventually became known as the Sterling was developed during World War II. Some suggest it first saw action during Operation Infatuate with No. 4 Commando, before becoming fully adopted by the British Army in 1953 as the Sterling Machine Carbine (L2A1). It was centre stage for many of Britain's post-colonial conflicts from Malaya to Kenya and from Yemen to Northern Ireland. The silenced L34A1 Sterling-Patchett entered service in 1966 and first saw action deep in the jungles of Vietnam in the hands of the elite special forces of Australia, New Zealand and the United States during prisoner snatches and reconnaissance patrols. Employing first-hand accounts and painstaking technical analysis, this engaging account features carefully selected archive photography and specially commissioned colour artwork depicting the submachine gun that armed British and other forces for nearly 60 years.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781472828088
Number of pages: 80
Weight: 257 g
Dimensions: 248 x 184 mm


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With plenty of gun photos, period photography of it being used and colour illustrations of action scenes this is a pint-sized, handy guide to the post-WWII weapon. * The Armourer, January 2019 *
A great book for weapon collectors and weapon enthusiasts. * Gun Mart *

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