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During World War I, development of artillery reached unprecedented levels of lethality, and the most powerful armaments of this sort were truly the super weapons of their day. “Guns and Super-Guns” was written during the last year of the Great War and examines weapons capable of firing huge shells 75 miles on arcs that took them 24 miles over the surface of the earth.

This edition of “Guns and Super-Guns” includes all of the black-and-white illustrations that appeared in the original 1918 publication — among them diagrams depicting the path of a long-range projectile and two specialized sorts of shell — along with a number of additional specially-selected full-color images and a full-page photograph. Its topics include Shooting Around the Edge of the Earth, Beyond the Earth's Atmosphere, Ways of Increasing the Range, Elastic Guns, How Big Guns Are Made, Guns That Play Hide-and-Seek, The Famous 42-Centimeter Gun, Field Guns, and Guns That Fire Guns.

Author A. Russell Bond was a writer who specialized in military technology, was noted for writing a number of children’s books, and served as the managing editor of Scientific American magazine. Other works of his include Inventions of the Great War, Scientific American Boy; Or the Camp at Willow Clump Island, and Mechanics: The Science of Machinery

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Sean R July 15, 2021 11:01 pm UTC
So does this book have game rules and stats for the guns? In neither the description nor the sample is it made clear.
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Michael V July 16, 2021 9:42 pm UTC
No, Sean, this book does not have any game rules or stats associated with it!
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This title was added to our catalog on July 12, 2021.