Good Books on Military Science and Weapons Technology

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    As all know, India still catching up in Military Science and Weapons Design. Even basic items like ammo, and other stores are imported. Sources of knowledge are still few and far between. So this thread has been started in order to serve as a storehouse of some books on Military Science and Weapons Technology. The purpose of this thread is to serve as a source of information on all military books for the following people:

    > Scientists and Engineers interested in Weapons Design

    > The Military Man interested in knowing about military systems / strategy

    > The military enthusiast interested in all things military.

    Please post name of the book, and brief description, so all people on this thread will get clear picture of what the book contains.
     
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    The Art Of War by Sun Tzu (translated by James Clavell)

    > About strategy of fighting forces
    >Overcoming your enemy w/o fighting
    > Selection and handling of spies, etc.
     
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    Osprey's Man-At-Arms - China's PLA from 1949 to present

    > Origins of the PLA

    > Conflicts of PLA in 1950s, 60s, 70s, 80s , 90s

    > Uniforms and equipment

    > Divisions, Group Army and Military Regions
     
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    Handbook of Weaponry (Rheinmetall)

    > superb technical details

    > conventional arms

    > Artillery

    > Cannons

    >Tank Guns,

    >GPMGs, AA Guns, Ammo and propellants, etc.
     
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    Chanakyas Arthshastra. Needs no elaboration.
     
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    SAGE: Encyclopedia of Military Science: G. Kurt Piehler: 9781412969338

    You might want to find a library to read it, because of the price.

     
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    Military Science

    This website contains a multitude of links to electronic references on military subjects.
     
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    *******Cross Posting from hindustan-varsity-offer-defence-tech-courses thread**************

    (This not a book but Info on Weapon Design Course. Hope its appropriate here)

    Cranfield University, Shrivenham in the UK offer Gun Design And Engg. Courses (MSc. Engg) as well as short duration courses (5 days).
    Few DRDO personnel are known to have been sent by the Indian Govt. for training here.

    India should also make her own version of Shrivenham, for Design and Engineering of Modern Armaments.
    Just like IA Instructors were earlier trained in UK in Explosives, Demolitions, etc. and now are teaching it to IA personnel without any support,in places like CME, Poona, this should also be looked into.

    Brief Description of Short Courses Offered are:


    > Gun Systems Technology - Introduction (5 days/ cost 1600 Pounds)

    Course contents:

    Description of the Target and Threat
    Build up of a Gun
    Penetration of Target Armour
    Explosives and Propellants
    External Ballistics
    Internal Ballistics
    Ammunition Design
    Barrel Design
    Autofrettage and Fatigue
    Breeches
    Liquid Propellant and Electromagnetic Guns
    Recoil Systems and Gun Mountings
    Ammunition Handling
    Control
    Tank Guns
    Self-Propelled Guns
    Light Weapons

    > Gun Systems Design (GSD) 1 (1 week/ cost 1600 Pounds)
    Course description

    This is a two week module; the first week will cover in-depth analysis, design and manufacture of a gun system, integration and the integrity of various sub-systems based upon the ammunition, gun, propellants, ballistics and the thermodynamics, while during the second week attendees will practise and experience the design on an ordnance.

    Week 1:

    The following topics will be covered:

    Design Pressure and Maximum Safe Pressure (STANAG pressure terms)
    Barrel Material and Heat Treatment
    Ordnance Design (strength and fatigue)
    Barrel Thermodynamics
    Weapon Dynamics
    Breech Design
    Recoil System Design
    Muzzle Brake Design



    > Gun Systems Design (GSD) 2 (5 days / 1600 pounds)
    Course description

    This is a two week module; the first week will cover in-depth analysis, design and manufacture of a gun system, integration and the integrity of various sub-systems based upon the ammunition, gun, propellants, ballistics and the thermodynamics, while during the second week attendees will practise and experience the design on an ordnance.

    Week 1: Gun Systems Design 1

    Week 2: Gun Systems Design 2

    During this week attendees will experience ordnance design by undertaking the following tasks:

    Evaluation of Gun Barrel Design Pressure Curve (Load Analysis)
    Evaluation of Safe Maximum Pressure (SMP)
    Ordnance Design; autofrettage requirement, fatigue life
    Barrel life (fatigue, wear and erosion)
    Breech Design
    Recoil System Design
    Super Structure Design (cradle and saddle)
    Rate of fire and Operating Temperature
    CAD Modelling and Engineering Drawings
    Material and Manufacturing specifications

    This is good start , IMHO, to building engineering base for weapons design in India.

    Also, the course content seems good, but not all efforts in this direction from the UK are good.

    Their SA-80 bull pup assault rifle is a hoary piece of crap, another well known c**k up from the UK.
    About the SA-80, the Brits themselves say, " Even the Germans couldn't fix it."
     
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    Brassey's Small Arms: General Design - D F Allsop and M A Toomey

    > Good Brit book on Small Arms Design

    > Brits wrote good book, but I still think their SA-80 rifle is crap
     
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    Internal Ballistics

    > Design of guns (small arms)

    > Artillery

    >Ammunition
     
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    Submarine Design - Dr. Ulrich Gabler

    > IKL founder was consultant for Indian Shishumar Class Sub.

    > Good Book on all aspects of sub design
     
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    OSPREY RAID: Thakur Ghar

    > US Ranger and Seal raid in Afghanistan
     
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    OSPREY RAID: Operation Barras - Sierra Leone

    > The SAS in Action!

    > Similar to our Op Khukri, also in Sierra Leone, done by IA Paras
     
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    The Prince - Machiavelli

    > About strategy of fighting forces
     
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    The Mahabharata - Ved Vyasa
     
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    Hatcher's Notebook - Col. Hatcher

    > Small Arms and GPMG Design

    > Ammo Design
     
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    Amar Chitra Katha - Rana Khumba

    > If not for ACK, many would not have heard of his exploits in battle
     
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    Amar Chitra Katha - Maharaja Ranjit Singh
     

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