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Autocannon Book   General Military Discussion

Started 21/4/21 by Barnowlgreen; 15936 views.
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From: autogun


I have heard from Crowood that the book is now on sale.


From: Barnowlgreen


just got mine from Crowood today! It's a larger format book than Rapid Fire, I thought it would be the same size. A lot more colour phtos, I like the pictures of all the cartridges together on each calibre page. The tables seam similar to Raid Fire but the guns are not grouped by country but by calibre. The only problem I can see is that a couple of the pictures are rather blurry, but finding clear pictures of all guns and cartridges must be diffacult . All in all my first inpression is a  nice addition to my libary.


From: autogun


Thanks for the comment.

There were two images which disappointed me for lack of clarity, although for one of them there is another pic later in the book which is OK. Given the international nature of the production, with various firms involved in addition to Crowood in dealing with the layout, design, printing etc, communications were somewhat complex but despite this I think the end result has turned out well.

I should point out for the benefit of potential purchasers that it is only the cannon table which has the guns in calibre order: the text  (the bulk of the book) is organised by nationality, then within that by approximate date of introduction. There is also an introductory section for each nationality which talks about the companies involved, designation systems etc.