Shilka Publishing

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Shilka publishes books about military technology and history.

Shilka Publishing is named after the highly effective Soviet ZSU-23-4 Shilka anti-aircraft gun, one of the vehicles described in Red Steel: Soviet Tanks and Combat Vehicles of the Cold War.

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The SOTCW World War I Compendium
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 49,480. Language: British English. Published: July 21, 2014 by Shilka Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters
The SOTCW World War I Compendium provides wargamers with a wealth of resources. Included are scenarios, Orders of Battle, histories, and more. This compendium brings together over 25 articles by 18 authors, covering all aspects of World War I, on land, at sea, and in the air, in all theatres. The articles were originally published in the Society of Twentieth Century Wargamers' Journal.
Red Steel: Soviet Tanks and Combat Vehicles of the Cold War
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 23,030. Language: British English. Published: April 4, 2013 by Shilka Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
The Cold War never heated up, but if it had, the Soviet Union was ready. This reference work details 73 major Soviet war machines, from the 2P26 "Baby Carriage" - a deceptively light, Jeep-like vehicle mounting four anti-tank missiles - to the T-80U main battle tank with its advanced armour and electronic countermeasures.
The Bear Marches West: 12 Scenarios for 1980s NATO vs Warsaw Pact Wargames
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,490. Language: British English. Published: May 23, 2012 by Shilka Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters, Nonfiction » History » War
The Bear Marches West contains 12 wargame scenarios set during a fictional Warsaw Pact invasion of West Germany in the 1980s. All the scenarios are based on battles depicted in well-known novels, and are designed to be used with whatever rules the players wish.
A Fleet in Being: Austro-Hungarian Warships of WWI
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 9,190. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2011 by Shilka Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Illustrated with thirty photographs and drawings, this book provides a comprehensive and detailed listing of the ships that made up the Austro-Hungarian Navy, its operations, and the unique problems this unusual fleet faced, from contentious duelling parliaments to ships built by landlocked Hungary.
A Damn Close-Run Thing: A Brief History of the Falklands War
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,000. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2011 by Shilka Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century, Nonfiction » History » European
This short history sums up the events leading up to the war and its major military actions including details of an Argentinian plan to sink a Royal Navy ship in Gibraltar harbour and a British plan to land SAS soldiers in Argentina to destroy aircraft while they were still on the ground.
This We'll Defend: The Weapons & Equipment of the U.S. Army
Price: Free! Words: 11,940. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2011 by Shilka Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » History » Military
The U.S. Army is the best-equipped force in military history. This We'll Defend outlines the most important weapons and equipment the Army currently uses. All facts, figures and images in this ebook are direct from publicly available Army sources, edited and annotated to form a short, easy-to-use but comprehensive reference.

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Smashwords book reviews by Shilka Publishing

  • The Losing Role on Nov. 01, 2010

    An interesting story, well written, with some surprises. The author has very obviously done his research, not just about the operation that Kasper (the main character) is involved in, but about everything the book touches on. Highly recommended.
  • Churchill's Queen on April 26, 2011

    This is a good story, but it really could have used more editing/proofreading. I've sent the author all the errors that I spotted, so hopefully he'll update it. It does have some similarities to The Eagle has Landed, so if you enjoyed that, you'll probably enjoy this. Note though that the story is entirely set in WW2, there's just a short epilogue covering the incident in Hong Kong. From the description, I'd expected the book to be roughly 50/50 WW2 and Hong Kong.
  • Trio of Horrors: Three Tales from the Holocaust on June 03, 2011

    Good stories, with interesting and believable characters. It's a little difficult to see where one story ends and another begins, though. Some sort of heading for each story would help with that.
  • Besserwisser: A Novel (The Know-It-Alls) on June 10, 2011

    I wouldn't have bought this if I hadn't read The Losing Role by the same author. This is quite enjoyable, but not as good as The Losing Role. I think that may be partly due to this being an earlier novel, and so the author's skills have improved, but it may also be that The Losing Role is the sort of book I'd usually read, whereas this was an unusual choice for me. The story is funny and believable, with interesting characters.
  • Tales of Dune on Dec. 24, 2011

    The new books by Brian Herbert and Kevin Anderson are nowhere near as good as the original six by Frank Herbert. Naturally, they're a completely different style, but they're also much simpler and less interesting. That said, they can still provide some entertainment. If you've read any of the others, you'll probably enjoy this as much or as little as you enjoyed those. If you haven't, then note that these stories are much simpler and less nuanced than Frank Herbert's books.
  • A Submariners Story (Sinking to Crush Depth)(short story) on Jan. 20, 2012

    This is a very short, true story. It's well worth reading, the author captures the tension of the situation very well.
  • In Search of Lethality: Green Ammo and the M855A1 Enhanced Performance Round on March 05, 2012

    I should probably note at the start that this book isn’t going to be for everyone. It’s a description of how a new 5.56mm round was developed, the design considerations, how they were met and the compromises that had to be made. The impetus for the new round was a need to reduce or eliminate lead from small arms ammunition, to avoid falling foul of tightening state environmental regulations. During initial discussions, the issue of the existing M855 round’s performance came up, and so the program looked at improving performance in a number of areas, as well as reducing the environmental impact of the many rounds that were fired at ranges in the U.S. The end result was a round that was much improved over the existing round, at a similar cost. The book describes the whole process, and the controversy that surrounded the new round, in a very readable manner. It’s not excessively long at a little over 5,000 words.