by Fred J Pushies
Of all the U.S. military Special Forces, none carry the same name recognition nor capture the public imagination like the U.S. Navy SEALs. From their intense training in San Diego to their land, air, and, of course, sea operations the SEALs are feared and respected around the globe. This installment in the MBI Battle Gear series, like the previously published Weapons of Delta Force (0-7603-1139 0), will detail in 150 photographs all of the weapons, vehicles, gear, and high-tech gadgets that the SEALs use in their operations. Photographs show SEALs utilizing weapons, watercraft, aircraft, SCUBA equipment, and more in live-action exercises, bringing the reader into the midst of the action. In Battle Gear fashion, the book also includes a chapter describing the techniques SEALs use, as well as glossaries of terms and military abbreviations. Hardcover • 8-1/4" x 10-5/8" • 128 pp • 100 color, 50 b/wMr Pushies appears to be well on his way to be the CB Colby of the early 21st Century. Compiling a plethora of works describing weapons and equipment of the modern US military, his books are not too complex or technical. This makes them ideal for novice to experts in the field.
The publisher, Motor Books International, has created a very pleasing look and feel to these books. Full color illustrations at a reasonable cost made possible by having the printing done in Asia it would appear. (DS)