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US Recoilless Rifle 57mm M18A1

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Part of the Infantry Antiarmor Weapons Series
64 pages, 74 illustrations, in an 8½ x 11 inch format
ISBN: 1-886848-05-X {Item No.5} Price 15.00
Edited by Bruce A.Hanesalo 

The Korean War vintage 57mm Recoilless Rifle

Operating, maintenance and training instructions for the first U.S.Army Recoilless Rifle and accessories.

1.  Introduction
2.  Description
3.  Disassembly, Assembly, and Operating	 
4.  Mechanical Functioning	
5.  Stoppages, Immediate Action, and  
    Restoration of Balance	
6.  Ammunition and Fuzes
7.  Care and Cleaning
8.  Demolition to Prevent Enemy Use
9.  Mountings
10. Fire Control Instruments	
11. Spare Parts and Equipment—Subcaliber Device
12. Crew Drill
13. Marksmanship
14. Techniques of Direct Fire
15. Techniques of Fire from Defilade
A.  Tripod Mounts
B.  Binoculars
C.  Compass
D.  Range Estimation

Some illustrations from the book


1. We also sell other books related to the Korean War 57 mm Recoilless Rifle:

Antiarmor Short Range Combat; 200 Pages, 50+ illustrations, in an 8½ x 11 inch format
ISBN: 1-886848-41-6 {Item No.41} Price 25.00 [The tactics of short range antiarmor weapons from World War Two to the present]...[Details]

2. Also sell photocopies of other military manuals and articles on the subject:

FM 23-80 57-mm Rifle M18 (October 1952); 274 pages, 95 illus. Price 25.00 {Item No.2297}
TM 9-1314 57-mm Rifles T15E13 and M18; 75-mm Rifles T21 and M20 (T25)(April 1949); 74 pages, 57 illus. Price 8.00 {Item No.2302}
Buckner, Captain Willis L., Infantry."The Mock 57", Infantry School Quarterly, Vol.40, No.2 (April 1952); 8 pages, 8 illus. Price 1.00 {Item No.10513} [How to make a wooden model of a 57mm recoilless rifle for training purposes]
Fritter, Major Lee W., Infantry."The Stadia Sight", Infantry School Quarterly, Vol.41, No.1 (July 1952); 4 pages, 5 illus. Price .50 {Item No.10536} [The details of a the sight found on recoilless rifles]
Miller, Mr.Ray S.."Sub-caliber Recoilless Rifles", Infantry School Quarterly, Vol.40, No.2 (April 1952); 5 pages, 4 illus. Price .50 {Item No.10514} [Locally made sub-caliber training ammunition for 57mm and 75mm recoilless rifles for training purposes]
Philips, Robert H., Infantry."Have They Met the Test?", Infantry School Quarterly, Vol.39, No.1 (July 1951); 7 pages Price 1.00 {Item No.10475} [Has a weapons systems met the test for war? In particular recoilless rifles] [Includes: Introduction, History and development, Use in world war two, Battle tests in korea, Summary]
U.S.Army Infantry School. "Mechanical Training 57-mm Recoilless Rifle," Infantry School Mailing List, Vol. XXIX, Chapter 1. (October 1946); 34 pages, 16 illus. Price 3.50 {Item No.10247} [Includes: Description, Disassembly and assembly, Mechanical functioning, Stoppages and immediate action, Care and cleaning, Ammunition and fuses, Bore sight adjustment]
U.S.Army Infantry School. "Technique of Direct Fire, 57-mm and 75-mm Rifles," Infantry School Quarterly, Vol.XXXII, No.2 (April 1948); 15 pages, 4 illus. Price 1.50 {Item No.10310} [Includes: Introduction, Characteristics of fire, Range determination, Speed and lead determination, Fire control, Fire commands, Summary]
U.S.Army Infantry School. "Employment of the 57-mm Rifle Section in the Attack," Infantry School Quarterly, Vol.XXXI, No.1 (July 1947); 10 pages, 3 illus. Price 1.00 {Item No.10285} [Includes: Introduction, Actions of the 57-mm Rifle Section in the attack, Platoon attack order (Oral)]

[Note our book already contains the best parts the above manuals]

3. And we sell a Research Packet on the 57mm Recoilless Rifle containing most the above manuals and articles:

No.44 U.S. Recoilless Rifle 57 mm; 7 References, 457 pages (1/26/01) Price 50.00 {Item No.8044-1}

4. Also Note: We sell large number of photocopies of military manuals and articles on Antiarmor warfare.
Full list of Recoilless Rifle manuals photocopies available

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