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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Tessa the Tank and the Classic Vehicle Show
Series: Tessa the Tank. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,030. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2015 by Shilka Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Entertainment, Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories
Tessa is excited about going to a classic vehicle show, but Brian the tank transporter has an accident. Will they get to the show on time?
Der Bär marschiert nach Westen: 12 Kampagnen für das Schlachtenszenario: NATO gegen den Warschauer Pakt in den 1980er Jahren
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,770. Language: German. Published: November 18, 2015 by Shilka Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Crafts & Hobbies, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
NATO hat den Warschauer Pakt bis zum Ende des Vortrags gehalten – was geschieht, wenn den Pakt nicht aufrechterhalten würde?
Roter Stahl: Sowjetische Panzer und Gefechtsfahrzeuge des Kalten Krieges
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,730. Language: German. Published: November 18, 2015 by Shilka Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century, Nonfiction » History » Military
Der Kalte Krieg heizte nie an, stand trotzdem die Sowjetunion im diesem Fall bereit.

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  • 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.
  • 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.