This illustrated history of Zbrojovka Brno is the account of an Austro-Hungarian arsenal that became one of the world’s most successful arms manufacturers between the two World Wars.

One of the keys to its success was the early introduction of interchangeable parts. In Europe Zbrojovka Brno was one of the first to adopt this “American System of Manufacturing”. The name “Brno Arms” turned into an umbrella trademark synonymous with quality firearms.
Apart from famous weapons, like the BREN machine gun, the Czechoslovak manufacturer designed and produced a wide range of successful products, from machine tools, cars and typewriters to tractors.

During the 1920s and 1930s Zbrojovka Brno was regarded as one of the best managed manufacturing companies in Czechoslovakia that by 1938 belonged to the ten most industrialised nations in Europe.

Written by Arthur Nutbey from the Netherlands, author of “Zetor Tractors” (2009).

Format: hard cover, 21x28,5 cm, 80 pages, illustrated throughout

  • Retail price: € 25,-
  • Published by Consus Media, Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands
  • ISBN: 978-94-90024-00-0
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Book review SAM wapenmagazine
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Book review DWJ - Deutsches Waffen Journal (German) click to open pdf Book review Classic Arms Journal (US) click to open pdf
Book review - Kaliber magazine (Hungary) click to open pdf