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by Mark Stacey,Alan Gilliland,Leroy Thompson

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1849087598
Author:
Mark Stacey,Alan Gilliland,Leroy Thompson
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Military
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English
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Osprey Publishing; First Edition edition (September 18, 2012)
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80 pages
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Leroy Thompson's The Sten Gun recaps the whole terrific tale in just 80 pages. The Sten Gun" is an Osprey Weapon Series book by Leroy Thompson, with illustrations by Mark Stacey and Alan Gilliland.

Leroy Thompson's The Sten Gun recaps the whole terrific tale in just 80 pages. After an informative introduction, contents course through development, deployment and impact of this legendary weapon. Sidebars and extended captions cover competitive designs and operators. The narrative covers the development of the Sten, its use in combat, especially in World War II, and its impact as a gap-filler of a weapon with a long service life. The text is nicely supported with a good selection of period photographs, modern illustrations, and weapons diagrams. Leroy Thompson trained and advised military and police special operations units around the world, focusing especially on the tactical use of firearms. He has previously had more than 35 books published and more recent titles include The Hostage Rescue Manual, The Counterinsurgency Manual and Secret Techniques of the Elite Forces.

The Sten Gun - Leroy Thompson. For the European Resistance, the Sten proved a most desirable weapon. In many ways the Sten gun was the perfect weapon for its time and its place. It was compact and could fit readily into drop containers, be hidden easily or carried concealed, and fired a round that could be obtained from captured German supplies. So easy to fabricate was the Sten that some resistance units built it themselves in garages and bicycle shops.

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Leroy Thompson, Mark Stacey, Alan Gilliland. The Sten submachine gun - officially the 'Carbine, Machine, Sten' - was developed to fulfill the pressing British need for large quantities of cheaply produced weapons after Dunkirk, when German. The Sten submachine gun - officially the 'Carbine, Machine, Sten' - was developed to fulfill the pressing British need for large quantities of cheaply produced weapons after Dunkirk, when German invasion was a very real possibility. Over four million were built during World War II, and the Sten was widely used by airborne troops, tankers, and others who needed a compact weapon with substantial firepower.

The Sten submachine gun – officially the 'Carbine, Machine, Sten' – was developed to fulfill the pressing British need for large . The Sten Gun. Auteur. Illustré par. Mark Stacey, Alan Gilliland.

The Sten submachine gun – officially the 'Carbine, Machine, Sten' – was developed to fulfill the pressing British need for large quantities of cheaply produced weapons after Dunkirk, when German invasion was a very real possibility.

item 4 Sten Gun, Paperback by Thompson, Leroy, Brand New, Free P&P . Mark Stacey,Alan Gilliland. The Sten Gun submachine gun osprey publishing. A really excellent book, detailing the evolution of the Sten from Mk1 through MkV including prototypes.

item 4 Sten Gun, Paperback by Thompson, Leroy, Brand New, Free P&P in the UK -Sten Gun, Paperback by Thompson, Leroy, Brand New, Free P&P in the UK. £1. 8. Very clear instructions on the parts and maintenance. Verified purchase: Yes Condition: Pre-owned.

Illustrated by. In short, it proved an outstanding weapon for worldwide total war and beyond. Leroy Thompson's The Sten Gun recaps the whole terrific tale in just 80 pages. Enormously informative illustrations by Alan Gilliland and Mark Stacey season this savory study. And dozens of photos with selective bibliography and index complete coverage.

The Sten submachine gun - officially the 'Carbine, Machine, Sten' - was developed to fulfil the pressing British need for large quantities of cheaply produced weapons after Dunkirk, when German invasion was a very real possibility. Over four million were built during World War II, and the Sten was widely used by airborne troops, tankers, and others who needed a compact weapon with substantial firepower. It proved especially popular with Resistance fighters as it was easy to conceal, deadly at close range, and could fire captured German ammunition. Using stamped-metal parts that required minimal welding, the Sten's design was so simple that Resistance fighters were able to produce them in bicycle shops.

The Sten influenced the development of other inexpensive, easy-to-produce submachine guns, such as the Australian Austen and the US M3 'Grease Gun', while copies of the Sten were produced in Argentina, France, Norway, Denmark, Poland, and even Nazi Germany. In the years after World War II, the Sten was used in Korea and in counterinsurgency campaigns in Malaya and Kenya. During the 1948 Palestine War, locally produced Stens were employed by Israeli forces; in 1984 Indira Gandhi was assassinated by one of her Sikh bodyguards using a Sten.

Its postwar successor in British service, the Sterling, owed much to the Sten; early examples saw combat at Arnhem in 1944 and it remained in service as late as 1988. Suppressed versions of the Sterling were used by British, Australian and New Zealand SAS forces, and the weapon even saw action with US Special Forces troops until the early days of the Vietnam War.

Featuring vivid first-hand accounts, specially commissioned full-colour artwork and close-up photographs, this is the fascinating story of the mass-produced submachine gun that provided Allied soldiers and Resistance fighters with devastating close-range firepower.

  • HeonIc
Facing the imminent threat of a German invasion in 1940, with much of the British Army's best equipment left behind in the evacuation from Dunkirk, Britain needed weapons, fast. One solution: the Sten gun, a simple submachine gun with a few easily made parts and a common ammunition caliber. The Sten Gun would stay on active service for a half a century and many wars; this is its story.

"The Sten Gun" is an Osprey Weapon Series book by Leroy Thompson, with illustrations by Mark Stacey and Alan Gilliland. The narrative covers the development of the Sten, its use in combat, especially in World War II, and its impact as a gap-filler of a weapon with a long service life. The text is nicely supported with a good selection of period photographs, modern illustrations, and weapons diagrams. The evaluation of the Sten is even-handed, especially with respect to the number of jams and accidents associated with its use. On the other hand, its long service life is rightly taken as proof of its utility. Recommended as a good introduction to the topic.
  • Moogura
Something that is usually left out of the contemporary gun control debate is the observation that guns are simple devices.

After the evacuation of Dunkirk the British were desperate for small arms to equip the Home Guard. A number of stop-gap measures were used such as the program whereby civilian owned weapons in the United States were donated to the British armed forces. However perhaps the most effective program was the design of a cheap and simple fully automatic "machine carbine", the STEN gun.

In a manner that was similar to the production of the Mosquito Fighter-Bomber, STEN guns were designed specifically to use components that could be made in home workshops so as to minimize the impact on dedicated arms production facilities. Basically constructed of a few pieces of pipe, components for the STEN were produced on kitchen tables all over the UK. Something like 30,000 very small "workshops" produced the components which were then assembled at centralized armories into functioning weapons. In this way several MILLION STEN guns were constructed in just a few months.

The STEN was also designed to use the 9mm Luger cartridge in order to allow partisan forces to fire captured German ammunition. Several hundred STENS were produced in various occupied European countries right under the noses of the Germans.

While it was designed and built in a hurry the STEN gun was an effective weapon that remained in service for a long time. My Uncle told me that he used one while he was in the RAF in the 1950s.

Whenever modern gun control advocates talk about the need to remove guns from society I just laugh at their naivete and tell them about the STEN gun, a weapon that was produced in civilian homes all over Britain at a time when that nation was in dire peril. I hope the British people never have the need to produce STEN guns again...
  • Quashant
I purchased this book basically because of the controversy that surrounded this weapon. For once the development of the weapon wasn't as boring as I have found with others books of this series. The most interesting part of the book was its use in the hands of soldiers during the war. After reading the stories about the gun, I came to two conclusions, 1, Officers seemed to be the biggest complainers of the weapon, and I put it down to that probably they were the worst at maintaining the gun. 2. That the enlisted man had better results with the gun, but only if they had been trained on it. The accidental discharges related in the book usually mentioned that the user was unfamiliar with the weapon.
  • Nnulam
I'm a student of WW2 weapons and weapon technology, and the design and creation of the Sten is one of the more fascinating stories. Leroy Thompson, who is an excellent writer and researcher I've been reading since the 90's, does a great job of following this story. The Sten is an ugly, crude weapon, but it is simple, effective, cheap, and it was manufactured in the millions. I think the reputation it suffered was far worse than it deserved, and it helped provide the British - and more importantly, various European resistance movements - with much needed concealable firepower.

This Osprey Weapons series is excellent overall, and this addition to the series is no exception. I highly recommend it.
  • Xinetan
Great for research concerning the quick development and production of the Sten. Lots of photos, good details of this historic weapon with all it's flaws and successes, variations and models and it's relationship with other sub guns of pistol rounds.
  • Budar
If you want information about the STEN machine carbine this is the book for you. Give you the history of the development and production, it also describes the different models of STENs. The last half of the book is a history of its use from WWII, Korea and even Vietnam and of course every dirty little war in between. It's from Osprey publications, weapon series. This is the fifth book in the Weapon series I have and I find them all to be good books.
  • Bloodray
Excellent
A well written history of the Sten Gun. Provides a basis of why the weapon was developed and the role it played in the British TOC for WWII.