Books by my friends Tony Williams and Max Popenker


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Oleg Volk
April 24, 2007, 02:37 AM
Recently, I received two books co-authored by Tony and Max (both THR members). My friends and I looked them over:

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I found a couple of my photos in each of the books. :)

The Assault Rifle (www.amazon.com/Assault-Rifle-Maxim-Popenker/dp/1861267002) book is excellent, with detailed illustrations, well-researched content and logical explanations of what, how and why. The Combat Pistols (http://www.amazon.com/Modern-Combat-Pistols-Development-Semi-automatic/dp/1861268947/ref=sr_1_4/002-1447061-3033636?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1177392803&sr=1-4) book is almost as good, the only let-down being somewhat muddy quality of the grayscale photos and occasional low-res image printed with obvious jaggies. Content-wise, it is as excellent as the Rifle book. I recommend both very highly.

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Lucky
April 24, 2007, 03:53 AM
Foresight War was fun to read too.

Oleg Volk
April 24, 2007, 03:55 AM
Foresight War is excellent. Scales, which I illustrated, isn't half bad, either.

SDC
April 24, 2007, 11:02 AM
I'll have to get a copy of that "Combat Pistols" book; I've already got their "Assault Rifle" book (highly recommended) and several of the books Tony's done on cannon and mgs (Rapid Fire, Flying Guns, etc.)

default
April 24, 2007, 11:17 AM
I haven't read Max's book, but his website, www.world.guns.ru is my first internet destination when I have a technical or historical question about a firearm.

I also haven't read Tony's Assault Rifle, but I have Rapid Fire (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1840371226/qid=971509422/sr=1-1/104-5910469-3290300). If you are interested in higher-caliber automatic cannons of the sort found on aircraft, helicopters, armored vehicles, and ships, and have found information on them to be somewhat scarce and spotty, this incredibly-detailed, scholarly, well-written, and lavishly illustrated book is for you. I bought my copy at a local Barnes & Noble a few years back. I was perusing the military section, bored and frustrated by the usual tedious selection of sensationalistic and vague coffee-table books on modern weapons and I found this. I think I mumbled "Jackpot!", my eyes glazed over, and I reached for my wallet. :)

BigG
April 24, 2007, 11:22 AM
I need to get a copy of those books to put a review up on my website. :)

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