US Marine Corps Recon and Special Operations Uniforms & Equipment 2000–15 (Elite #208) (Paperback)

US Marine Corps Recon and Special Operations Uniforms & Equipment 2000–15 (Elite #208) By J. Kenneth Eward, J. Kenneth Eward, J. Kenneth Eward (Illustrator), J. Kenneth Eward (Illustrator) Cover Image

US Marine Corps Recon and Special Operations Uniforms & Equipment 2000–15 (Elite #208) (Paperback)

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In the age of modern warfare the changing landscape of the 21st century battlefield has demanded a transformation within the US Marine Corps Special Operations. Adapting to a huge range of combat environments, an enormous array of specialist uniforms, protective armor and battlefield electronic devices have been developed to facilitate missions in the most extreme conditions. A special forces operator may now have available to him a dozen distinct types of body armor and two dozen different weapons; never before in American military history has so much been given to so few. Authored by J. Kenneth Eward, professor at the American Military University, and illustrated throughout with official and private photographs and meticulous color plates, this volume offers the first detailed, authoritative study of the characteristics, and the performance in the field, of the most modern combat gear and weapons provided for USMC specialist operators to date.
Kenneth Eward teaches at American Military University and is president of the Helicopter Conservancy, Ltd., a helicopter museum in the United States. His work has appeared in National Geographic, Time Magazine and numerous other publications.

Kenneth Eward teaches at American Military University and is president of the Helicopter Conservancy, Ltd., a helicopter museum in the United States. His work has appeared in National Geographic, Time Magazine and numerous other publications.
Product Details ISBN: 9781472806789
ISBN-10: 1472806786
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publication Date: January 19th, 2016
Pages: 64
Language: English
Series: Elite