Fully illustrated with a mixture of dramatic archive photos and manufacturersa images, this volume covers the little-known history of riot control vehicles. It explores the world of these vehicles from 1945 through to the present day a from adapted military armoured cars such as the Humber Pig (UK) and BRDM (Soviet Union) to the fully computerized systems of the Russian Lavina-Uragan and Canadian INKAS Armored Riot Control Vehicle a showing how their development and deployment has blurred the lines between civilian actions and military operations. It charts how the vehicles have evolved in terms of technology and layout, and also details how the associated weapon systems have been refined over time, from water cannon and tear gas launchers to subsonic sound waves and microwave energy. The operational history of the vehicles is explained in the dramatic context of major incidents across the world, from the streets of Northern Ireland and Eastern Europe to the favelas of Brazil and the battlegrounds of Iraq.... (BAT) 23a24, 26 Belfast 20, 21, 38, 42 Belgium 42 Berlin 11 bodywork 5, 7, 9, 17 (A1, 16) bombs 16 Brazil 14, 37(E, 36) British Army 18, ... 39a40 Eastern Europe 11 Egypt 6, 14, 38 Emergency Service Division (ESU) 8, 34 energy beams 11 engines 6, 9, 11, 12, 15, 16, 18, ... Len 46 Mercedes 11 Metropolitan Police 43 Mexico 38 microwave beams 5 military armoured vehicles 14a15 military forces 6, anbsp;...
|Title||:||Riot Control Vehicles|
|Publisher||:||Osprey Publishing - 2015-02-20|