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August 2021


  1. Hi,
    If you wish to see a James The Military Balance 2023 updated go to the side:
    It is free.
    And has all the previous years also.

    1. That's the IISS Military Balance, which is fairly easy to get.
      I did mention a different book series recently, the Jane's Infantry Weapons:
      That's unaffordable save for old copies on ebay and rarely available even as a shared ebook.

      Your link did confirm most of the Irish army equipment, though - thanks.