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Artillery of the Warsaw Pact now available

Shilka Publishing is happy to announce that Artillery of the Warsaw Pact, the third book in their Weapons and Equipment of the Warsaw Pact series, has been released.

Artillery of the Warsaw Pact coverArtillery of the Warsaw Pact provides a compelling and detailed account of the artillery used by Warsaw Pact countries and the important role it played during this period of suspicion, tension and unease. The powerful weapons created at this time had the potential to destroy significant enemy resources, posing a very real threat to NATO forces.

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Artillery of the Warsaw Pact

Book cover for Artillery of the Warsaw PactConsidered to be “the god of modern war” by the Soviet army, artillery played a vital role in the Cold War period.

The armies of the Warsaw Pact made artillery a cornerstone of their military strategies. And the importance they placed on this type of weaponry saw them use their technology and expertise to develop a wide range of munitions including mortars, rocket launchers, missiles and large-calibre guns.

Artillery of the Warsaw Pact provides a compelling and detailed account of the artillery used by Warsaw Pact countries and the important role it played during this period of suspicion, tension and unease. The powerful weapons created at this time had the potential to destroy significant enemy resources, posing a very real threat to NATO forces.

This book will allow you to gain an insight into the way in which artillery was used by the Soviet Union and other Warsaw Pact nations. Read about mortars ranging from light 50mm weapons to enormous 240mm breech-loaded versions capable of destroying fortified buildings from a distance.

Artillery of the Warsaw Pact also looks at the widespread use of towed guns as well as the growth in popularity of self-propelled guns. The book also details how Second World War weapons like multiple rocket launchers continued to play a key part in the Cold War hostilities, alongside newly-developed artillery, including tactical ballistic missiles which Khrushchev viewed as a critical part of his response to the threat posed by the United States.

Part of the Weapons and Equipment of the Warsaw Pact series.

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Artillery Vehicles

MT-LBus
PRP-3
PRP-4
SNAR-10
ARK-1 Rys
Ya-12 & Ya-13F
M-2
K-800 (Hungary)
AT-T
AT-L & AT-LM
AT-S
Mazur D-350 (Poland)
ATS-59
ATS-59G
Bumar Labedy 668 (Poland)
MT-S
MT-T

Lorries Used as Tow Vehicles

GAZ-63
GAZ-66
YaAZ-214 & KrAZ-214
KrAZ-255B
KrAZ-260
UAZ-469B
Ural 375
Ural 4320
ZIL-157
DAC 444 (Romania)
Praga V3S (Czechoslovakia)
Tatra 138 (Czechoslovakia)

Towed Guns and Howitzers

152mm ML-20 Gun-Howitzer
76mm M1938 Mountain Gun
122mm A-19 Corps Gun
122mm M-30 Howitzer
152mm M-10 Howitzer
76mm ZIS-3 Divisional Gun
152mm D-1 Howitzer
57mm ZIS-2 Anti-Tank Gun
100mm BS-3 Anti-Tank & Field Gun
85mm D-44 Divisional Gun
152mm M-18/46 Howitzer (Czechoslovakia)
85mm M-52 & M52/55 Field Gun (Czechoslovakia)
152mm D-20 Gun-Howitzer
122mm D-74 Field Gun
130mm M-46 Field Gun
76mm Mountain Gun (Romania)
130mm SM-4-1 Coastal Gun
100mm M-53 Field Gun (Czechoslovakia)
180mm S-23 Gun
85mm D-48 Anti-Tank Gun
57mm Ch-26 Auxiliary-Propelled Anti-Tank Gun
98mm Model 93 Mountain Howitzer (Romania)
100mm T-12 & MT-12 Anti-Tank Gun
122mm D-30 Howitzer
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152mm 2A36 Giatsint-B Field Gun
152mm Howitzer M1981 (Romania)
130mm Gun M1982 (Romania)
152mm Gun-Howitzer M1985 (Romania)
152mm 2A65 Howitzer

Self-Propelled Guns, Howitzers, and Mortars

SU-76
ISU-122
ISU-152
2S1 Gvozdika
2S3 Akatsiya
2S4 Tyulpan
2S5 Giatsint-S
2S7 Pion
2S9 Nona
2S19 Msta
vzor 77 Dana (Czechoslovakia)

Mortars

50mm M-38, M-39, M-40 & M-41
82mm M-36, M-37, M-41, M-43, & “New” M-37
107mm M-38
120mm M-38
120mm M-43 (120-PM-43)
120mm 2B11 Sani/2S12
160mm M-43 & M-160
240mm M-240
82mm 2B9 Vasilyek
120mm 2B16 Nona-K Gun/Mortar
82mm 2B14 Podnos
Czech Mortars

Recoilless Guns

82mm SPG-82
82mm B-10
107mm B-11
73mm SPG-9 Kopye
82mm T-21 Tarasnice (Czechoslovakia)
82mm M-59 & M-59A (Czechoslovakia)

Multiple Rocket Launchers

BM-24
BMD-20
BM-14
BM-25
BM-21 Grad
BM-27 Uragan
BM-30 Smerch
BM 9A51 Prima
RM-51 (Czechoslovakia)
RM-70 (Czechoslovakia)
140mm RPU-14
140mm WP-8 (Poland)

Tactical Ballistic Missiles

FROG-1
FROG-2
FROG-3/4/5
FROG-7
SS-1 Scud
SS-12 Scaleboard
SS-21 Scarab
SS-23 Spider

Combat Engineering Equipment of the Warsaw Pact now available

On this, the 100th anniversary of the October Revolution, we are proud to announce that the second book in the Weapons and Equipment of the Warsaw Pact series has been released.

Combat Engineering Equipment of the Warsaw Pact

The ability to advance rapidly over sometimes difficult terrain was a key part of the Warsaw Pact’s strategy. The Eastern European nations which formed this historic alliance wanted to be able to move quickly and effectively so they didn’t give their enemies an advantage.

The vital tools which helped the Warsaw Pact overcome the challenges it faced included a whole range of combat engineering equipment. This book is a factual reference of the equipment which was used throughout the Cold War period and the important roles each piece played.

With obstacles including rivers and minefields to negotiate, combat units could have faced costly delays if it hadn’t been for the diligent work of the Warsaw Pact’s engineers. Refusing to allow troops to be slowed down by the landscape, these combat engineers worked in sometimes challenging conditions to find safe routes to their destination.

From building bridges and clearing safe lanes through minefields to repairing and recovering broken down vehicles and creating field fortifications, the work of these engineers played an essential part in the Warsaw Pact’s military strategy.

But the work of this effective force would have been impossible without the specialist engineering equipment they used. Rugged, simplistic compared to their Western equivalents, these items would play a crucial part in both peacetime military exercises and combat operations in Afghanistan.

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Tanks and Combat Vehicles of the Warsaw Pact now available

We’re proud to announce that the first book in the new Weapons and Equipment of the Warsaw Pact series has been released, and the second book is available for pre-order.

Tanks and Combat Vehicles of the Warsaw Pact

Tanks and Combat Vehicles of the Warsaw Pact details more than 100 military vehicles from the 2P26 “Baby Carriage” – a compact Soviet off-road vehicle mounted with anti-tank missiles – to the T-80U main battle tank, in service from 1985 onwards.

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Combat Engineering Equipment of the Warsaw Pact

Combat Engineering Equipment of the Warsaw Pact is a factual reference of the combat engineering equipment which was used throughout the Cold War period and the important roles each piece played.

Pre-order the ebook or paperback now.

Pre-Order Tanks and Combat Vehicles of the Warsaw Pact

Tanks and Combat Vehicles of the Warsaw PactWe are proud to announce that the first book in our new Weapons and Equipment of the Warsaw Pact series is now available for pre-order.

Tanks and Combat Vehicles of the Warsaw Pact will be released on 22nd August. It details more than 100 military vehicles from the 2P26 “Baby Carriage” – a compact Soviet off-road vehicle mounted with anti-tank missiles – to the T-80U main battle tank, in service from 1985 onwards.

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Tanks and Combat Vehicles of the Warsaw Pact

Book cover for Tanks and Combat Vehicles of the Warsaw PactWhen East and West survived on a knife-edge between peace and war, both sides were busy preparing themselves for military action. But what exactly would NATO’s troops have faced if the Cold War had suddenly turned hot?

Tanks and Combat Vehicles of the Warsaw Pact is a fascinating reference book looking at the wide variety of combat vehicles which were poised and ready for action throughout the long years of military stand-off.

Led by the Soviet Union, the nations which formed the Warsaw Pact were as innovative as they were prepared and these deadly war machines had the potential to change the course of world history forever. Find out more about these combat vehicles from how they worked to what they would have been capable of if they had been used in military action against NATO.

Tanks and Combat Vehicles of the Warsaw Pact details more than 100 military vehicles from the 2P26 “Baby Carriage” – a compact Soviet off-road vehicle mounted with anti-tank missiles – to the T-80U main battle tank, in service from 1985 onwards.

Part of the Weapons and Equipment of the Warsaw Pact series.

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Equipment Covered

Below is a full list of equipment covered in this book:

Tanks

T-34/85
T-44
IS-3
IS-10/T-10
PT-76
T-54
T-55
T-62
T-64
T-72
T-80
TR-77-580 (Romania)
TR-85 (Romania)

Infantry Fighting Vehicles

BMP-1
BMP-2
BMP-3
BMD-1
BMD-2
BMD-3
BMP-23 (Bulgaria)
MLI-84 (Romania)

Armoured Personnel Carriers

BTR-40
BTR-152
BTR-50P
BTR-60P
BTR-70
BTR-80
BTR-D
MT-LB
OT-810 (Czechoslovakia)
OT-62 (Czechoslovakia/Poland)
OT-64/SKOT (Czechoslovakia/Poland)
PSZH-IV (Hungary)
TAB-71 (Romania)
TAB-77 (Romania)
MLVM Mountaineers Combat Vehicle (Romania)

Anti-Tank Vehicles

SU-100
SU-122-54
ASU-57
ASU-85
2P26
2P27
2P32
9P110
IT-1
9P124
9P122
9P148
9P149

Reconnaissance Vehicles

BRDM-1
BRDM-2
BRM
BRM-23 (Bulgaria)
FÚG (Hungary)

Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Weapons

BTR-40A & BTR-152A
ZSU-57-2
ZSU-23-4 Shilka
2S6
SA-4 Ganef
SA-6 Gainful
SA-8 Gecko
SA-9 Gaskin
SA-10 Grumble
SA-11 Gadfly
SA-12 Gladiator
SA-13 Gopher
BTR-ZD
M53/59 (Czechoslovakia)

Self-Propelled Guns, Howitzers, and Mortars

SU-76
ISU-122
ISU-152
2S1 Gvozdika
2S3 Akatsiya
2S4 Tyulpan
2S5 Giatsint-S
2S7 Pion
2S9 Nona
2S19 Msta
vzor 77 Dana (Czechoslovakia)

Multiple Rocket Launchers

BM-24
BMD-20
BM-14
BM-25
BM-21 Grad
BM-27 Uragan
BM-30 Smerch
BM 9A51 Prima
RM-51 (Czechoslovakia)
RM-70 (Czechoslovakia)

Tactical Ballistic Missiles

FROG-1
FROG-2
FROG-3/4/5
FROG-7
SS-1 Scud
SS-12 Scaleboard
SS-21 Scarab
SS-23 Spider

Weapons and Equipment of the Warsaw Pact

The Cold War is a fascinating period of history, shrouded with mystery and intrigue. This series of books aims to lift the veil of secrecy surrounding the equipment used in the military operations of the Warsaw Pact during this time of unease between the East and West.

The series goes into detail about the weapons and equipment which were developed for use by the armies of the Warsaw Pact. Find out more about the tanks, combat vehicles, weapons and essential pieces of military equipment which formed an important part of the Eastern Bloc’s strategy during the Cold War.

Written by Russell Phillips, an author who specialises in military history, these books will tell you all you need to know about the combat equipment NATO would have been up against if active war had broken out.

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Combat Engineering Equipment of the Warsaw Pact

Book cover for Combat Engineering Equipment of the Warsaw PactThe ability to advance rapidly over sometimes difficult terrain was a key part of the Warsaw Pact’s strategy. The Eastern European nations which formed this historic alliance wanted to be able to move quickly and effectively so they didn’t give their enemies an advantage.

The vital tools which helped the Warsaw Pact overcome the challenges it faced included a whole range of combat engineering equipment. This book is a factual reference of the equipment which was used throughout the Cold War period and the important roles each piece played.

With obstacles including rivers and minefields to negotiate, combat units could have faced costly delays if it hadn’t been for the diligent work of the Warsaw Pact’s engineers. Refusing to allow troops to be slowed down by the landscape, these combat engineers worked in sometimes challenging conditions to find safe routes to their destination.

From building bridges and clearing safe lanes through minefields to repairing and recovering broken down vehicles and creating field fortifications, the work of these engineers played an essential part in the Warsaw Pact’s military strategy.

But the work of this effective force would have been impossible without the specialist engineering equipment they used. Rugged, simplistic compared to their Western equivalents, these items would play a crucial part in both peacetime military exercises and combat operations in Afghanistan.

Part of the Weapons and Equipment of the Warsaw Pact series.

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Equipment Covered

This book covers the following:

River Crossing

Vehicle-Launched Bridges

MTU-54
MT-34 (Czechoslovakia)
MTU-20
BLG-60 (Poland/DDR)
MT-55A (Czechoslovakia)
MTU-72
KMM
TMM
AM-50 (Czechoslovakia)
SMT-1 (Poland)

Pontoon Bridges

LPP
TMP
TPP
PMP
PVD-20
TZI
PPS
DPP-40
LPB (DDR)
PP-64 (Poland)
LMS (Czechoslovakia)
SMS (Czechoslovakia)
PR-60 (Romania)

Amphibians and Ferries

K-61
GSP
PTS
PMM-2
PTS-2

Bridging Boats

BMK-70 and BMK-90
BMK-130
BMK-150
BMK-T
BB-120 (DDR)
KH-200 (Poland)
Mo-108, Mo-111, Mo-930 (Czechoslovakia)

Line of Communication Bridges

PVM, LVM, TVM Suspension Bridges
MARM
SARM
BARM
NZhM-56
RMM-4
REM-500
SP-19 Self-Propelled Pontoon Bridge
TMS (Czechoslovakia)
MS-1 (Czechoslovakia)
DMS-65 (Poland)
ESB-16 (DDR)
SBG-66 (DDR)
SB-30 and SB-45 (DDR)

Mine Warfare

Minelaying

Helicopter Minelaying Equipment
GMZ and GMZ-2
GMZ-3
PMR-2, PMR-3, and PMZ-4
UMZ
MLG-60 (DDR)

Mine Detection

VIM-625 and VIM-695 Portable Mine Detectors
VIM-203M Metallic Mine Detector
UMIV-1 Portable Mine Detector
IMP Portable Mine Detector
DIM Vehicle-Mounted Mine Detector
VISF Model 1946 Portable Mine Detector (Bulgaria)
M62 Portable Mine Detector (Bulgaria)
M-10 and M-11 Portable Mine Detectors (Czechoslovakia)
MSG 64 Portable Mine Detector (DDR)

Mine Clearance

PT-54, PT-54M, and PT-55 Mine Rollers
KMT-4 Mine Plough
KMT-5 Mine Plough and Rollers
KMT-6 Mine Plough
KMT-7 Mine Plough and Rollers
KMT-8 Mine Plough
KMT-10 Mine Plough
MTK Armoured Mine-Clearing Vehicle
MTK-2 Armoured Mine-Clearing Vehicle
ITB-2, SPZ-2, and SPZ-4
BDT
UZ-1 and UZ-2 Bangalore Torpedoes
PW-LWD (Poland)
Tank-Mounted Rollers and Ploughs (Czechoslovakia)
Trailer-based system (Czechoslovakia)

Armoured Engineer Vehicles

IMR Combat Engineer Vehicle
IMR-2 Combat Engineer Vehicle
IRM Engineer Reconnaissance Vehicle
ADZM Engineer Vehicle
MT-LB Engineer Vehicles

Recovery and Repair Vehicles

T-34 ARVs
IS-T
BTS-1
BTS-2
BTS-3
T-54 (A) and T-54 (B) (DDR)
BREM-64
BREM-1
BREM-2
BREhM-D
BTR-50PK(B)
MTP-1 (Bulgaria)
AD-090 Wheeled Recovery Vehicle (Czechoslovakia)
VT-34 (Czechoslovakia)
VT-55A (Czechoslovakia)
VT-72B (Czechoslovakia)
VPV (Czechoslovakia)
SU-76 Armoured Workshop Vehicle (DDR)
WPT-TOPAS (Poland)
WZT-1 (Poland)
WZT-2 (Poland)
WZT-3 (Poland)

Earth-Moving Equipment

BAT Digger
BAT-2 Digger
BTM and BTM-TMG Digger and Ditcher
PZM and PZM-2 Digger and Ditcher
MDK-2 and MDK-3 Excavator
E-305V Single-Bucket Crane Shovel
DOK Dozer (Czechoslovakia)