This highly anticipated second volume in the Silencer History and Performance series provides an unprecedented look into the evolution, tactical employment and performance of historic and state-of-the-art silenced firearms suitable for close-quarters combat, long-distance sniping and other professional applications. It chronicles the production of pioneering silenced weapons used during World War II and the Cold War as well as the more sophisticated low-signature designs and tactics that emerged from the Vietnam War and again during an explosion of creative development in the 1990s. The authors have combined recently declassified materials, numerous confidential sources and years of hands-on evaluations to reveal a wealth of information about today's incredible screw-on and integral suppressors.
Peter G. Kokalis, one of the world's foremost authorities on small arms, is the senior editor for The Small Arms Review. Well-known to industry insiders throughout the world, N.R. Parker has published significant contributions on the history and technology of suppressors and their tactical employment. Research scientist Alan C. Paulson is the suppressor technology editor for The Small Arms Review and a member of the Institute for Research on Small Arms in International Security, the National Defense Industrial Association and numerous other professional societies.