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Rottman, Gordon L.

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Works: 48 works in 110 publications in 2 languages and 981 library holdings
Genres: History  Pictorial works 
Classifications: UF620.B6, 623.4424
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Publications about Gordon L Rottman
Publications by Gordon L Rottman
Most widely held works by Gordon L Rottman
Browning .50-caliber Machine Guns by Gordon L Rottman( file )
6 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 146 libraries worldwide
The Browning "50-cal" has become the longest serving weapon in the US inventory first entering service in 1933 and it will remain in use for many years to come. The "fifty" has been employed in every imaginable role for a machine gun - antipersonnel, light antiarmor, antiaircraft, mounted on aircraft as both defensive and offensive armament, defensive armament aboard vehicles (armored and soft-skin), mounted on watercraft, and others. It is considered such an effective and reliable weapon that few countries ever attempted to develop an equivalent weapon. Instead the US 50-cal is used worldwide
U.S. Army Airborne, 1940-90 : the first fifty years by Gordon L Rottman( Book )
8 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and held by 115 libraries worldwide
Osprey's examination of the US Army's airborne division in various conflicts, such as World War II (1939-1945) and the Vietnam War (1955-1975). The first 50 years of the US Army airborne arm is a story of continuing battles with the nation's enemies, of battles within the Army's hierarchy, of change, and of adaptation. If there is any single attribute the airborne soldier can claim as his most sterling, it is his uncanny ability to adapt ' his flexibility. The very nature of a paratrooper demands this ability to adapt. The motivation and esprit de corps it develops within these units is something not to be taken lightly. The first class pairing of Gordon L. Rottman and Ron Volstad bring to life the history of these remarkable troops
World War II battlefield communications by Gordon L Rottman( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 74 libraries worldwide
"Perhaps the biggest difference in the fighting between the two world wars lay in the invention of the man-portable radio that allowed for a greater degree of tactical coordination than ever before. Gordon L. Rottman provides an informative study of the use of small radios, field telephones, signal flares and ground-to-air signaling that revolutionized the battlefield"--Publisher's description
German combat equipments 1939-1945 by Gordon L Rottman( Book )
3 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in Undetermined and English and held by 58 libraries worldwide
Landing craft, infantry and fire support by Gordon L Rottman( Book )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 57 libraries worldwide
Described by one soldier as 'a metal box designed by a sadist to move soldiers across the water,' the Landing Craft, Infantry was a large beaching craft intended to deliver an infantry company to a hostile shore, once the beachhead was secured. The LCI and its vehicle-delivery counterpart, the Landing Ship, Medium were widely used by the allies during World War II. Later, the hulls of these ships were used as the basis for a fire support ship. While the landing ships were phased out after the Korean War, some fire support craft remained in use throughout the Vietnam War. This book tells th
World War II combat reconnaissance tactics by Gordon L Rottman( Book )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 53 libraries worldwide
Stryker combat vehicles by Gordon L Rottman( Book )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 53 libraries worldwide
Om udviklingen af det bevæbnede bæltekøretøj Stryker og dets indsats i bl.a. den anden Golfkrig
Landing ship, tank (LST) 1942-2002 by Gordon L Rottman( Book )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 53 libraries worldwide
Beskrivelse af det amerikanske landgangsfartøj LST, som blev udviklet under 2. Verdenskrig og bl.a. benyttet under invasionen af Normandiet i 1944. LST'er blev brugt af den amerikanske flåde op igennem det 20. århundrede og den sidste blev først taget ud af tjeneste i 2002
The AK-47 by Gordon L Rottman( Book )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 51 libraries worldwide
While the Kalashnikov AK-47, along with its many variants, is by no means the perfect weapon and has its flaws and limitations, it is the quintessential assault rifle and indeed set the standard for assault rifles. From its design as a weapon to drive Nazi invaders from Russia to its use as a symbol of defiance and anti-Western ideology, here is presented the history of the AK-47
US World War II and Korean War field fortifications, 1941-53 by Gordon L Rottman( Book )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 49 libraries worldwide
The US Army and Marine Corps in World War II considered themselves highly mobile, offensive forces. Their mobile-warfare doctrine envisioned field fortifications and obstacles as temporary in nature. As a result, their design was simple and made use of local materials, and they could be constructed comparatively quickly, whilst still providing adequate protection. By the time of the Korean War, only minor changes had been made to field fortification construction and layout, and to small-unit organization, weapons, and tactics. This title addresses field fortifications built by US infantrymen
M3 Medium tank vs. Panzer III : Kasserine Pass 1943 by Gordon L Rottman( Book )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 47 libraries worldwide
This was a duel between the stalwart of the Wehrmacht armored divisions - the Panzerkampfwagen III - and the American's as yet untested M3 Grant. In reality both would prove unequal to the task as they floundered amidst the rugged hills and ravines of the Tunisian landscape. This book charts the design and development of these two disparate rivals - their vastly different armament and armor as well as their tactical concepts. Analysing the strengths and weaknesses of these two opponents, this book explores the successes and failures of the Grant and Panzer III as they clashed at the
Vietnam gun trucks by Gordon L Rottman( Book )
4 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 47 libraries worldwide
"This book traces the development of gun trucks from the jury-rigged originals to the powerful armored vehicles that appeared later in the [Vietnam] War"--P. [4] of cover
World War II Allied Sabotage Devices and Booby Traps by Gordon L Rottman( Book )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 44 libraries worldwide
Following Churchill's directive to 'set occupied Europe ablaze', the SOE and later its American sister organization, the OSS, were deployed across the continent. Outnumbered, surrounded and in great peril, these brave agents were armed with a wide variety of devices to help them achieve their objectives, including numerous pieces of sabotage equipment and cunning booby traps.This book examines these different pieces of equipment and the technicalities involved in deploying them effectively, as well as discussing the specialist equipment developed by Special Forces units, including the SAS Lew
US special warfare units in the Pacific Theater, 1941-45 : scouts, raiders, rangers and reconnaissance units by Gordon L Rottman( Book )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 44 libraries worldwide
The bitter fighting in the Pacific Theater required new forms of warfare, and the gathering of detailed intelligence information on the remote and varied islands and their determined defenders. As a result, new scout, raider and reconnaissance units were formed†the pioneers of today's special forces. Some units were small, while others comprised thousands of men. All contributed significantly to the war effort. This book examines a wide range of PTO special-warfare units, including the Alaskan and Alamo scouts, 5217th/1st Recon Battalion, Marine Amphibious Recon and Raider units, Amphibious
Browning .30-caliber machine guns by Gordon L Rottman( Book )
3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
Browning .30-caliber machine guns saw US Army, Navy, Marine, and Air Force service in World War I & II, Korea, and Vietnam, and are still occasionally found in use elsewhere even today. Produced in both water-cooled and air-cooled versions, it has been employed in every imaginable role for a machine gun - antipersonnel, antiaircraft, mounted on aircraft as both defensive and offensive armament, defensive armament aboard vehicles (armored and soft-skin), mounted on watercraft, and others. The .30-caliber story began in World War I, as legendary US weapon-designer John M. Browning strove to develop a belt-fed, water-cooled heavy machine gun to provide infantry support. Significantly lighter than the British Vickers and the German MG 08, the hard-wearing Browning M1917 was among the best in its class; as the M1917A1 it served through World War II and the Korean War, and was only retired in the late 1950s as evolving infantry tactics demanded lighter, more mobile support weapons. Initially developed as a tank machine gun in World War I, the M1919 air-cooled version saw lengthy service with the US Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force - as well as the armed forces of other nations - in an enormous variety of roles and environments. World War I had demonstrated that infantry-support machine guns had to be light enough to be hand-carried over rough terrain; the M1919's air-cooled operation made this possible. The commonest version, the M1919A4, was widely employed throughout World War II, Korea, and beyond, while M1919 variants were used as the secondary armament for all US tanks in World War II and on some types of US aircraft and watercraft well into the 1960s. The 'thirty' set such a high standard in reliability that it became the benchmark against which all subsequent weapons have been judged. Employing gripping first-hand testimony and featuring specially commissioned illustrations and detailed photographs, many in color, this lively study of the Browning .30-caliber machine gun reveals the origins, combat history and legacy of this versatile and dependable weapon
Panzerfaust and Panzerschreck by Gordon L Rottman( file )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Two of World War II's most distinctive weapons, the Panzerfaust and Panzerschreck offered German and other infantrymen the ability to destroy enemy tanks singlehandedly at close ranges. While the Panzerschreck owed its origins largely to the US bazooka, the Panzerfaust was a revolutionary design that was unlike any previous weapon, and went on to influence anti-tank technology and tactics for decades after World War II. Allied troops, notably Soviet forces, made widespread use of captured Panzerfäuste, and they were also supplied to German allies such as Finland, Hungary and Bulgaria. Writt
US Army Air Force by Gordon L Rottman( file )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
While the most conspicuous components of the US Army Air Forces in World War II (1939-1945) were the air units, there were also hundreds of ground units and organisations. Besides assigned military personnel the AAF also employed thousands of civilians. Many unique outfits were designed to meet the AAF's special needs. Uniformed civilians also possessed a variety of unique uniforms and insignia. These general issue and specific uniforms are the subject of this volume by one of Osprey's most experienced authors, Gordon L. Rottman, whose detailed text is backed by plenty of contemporary photographs and 12 full page colour plates by Francis Chin
US Marine Corps, 1941-1945 by Gordon L Rottman( Book )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in Spanish and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Los Boinas Verdes en Vietnam by Gordon L Rottman( Book )
3 editions published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Equipos de combate alemanes by Gordon L Rottman( Book )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in Spanish and held by 3 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Rottman, G. 1947-
Rottman, Gordon.
Rottman, Gordon 1947-
Ротмен, Г.
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English (69)
Spanish (9)
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