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Ian V. Hogg
Ian Vernon Hogg (1926 - 7 March 2002) was a British author of books on firearms, artillery, ammunition, and fortification, as well as biographies of several famous general officers. During his career he wrote, co-wrote, edited, or co-edited about 150 books and sold well over 1 million copies.
His first books were published in the late 1960s while he was still an instructor. After retiring from the military, he pursued the career of military author and historian. He was editor of Jane's Infantry Weapons from 1972 to 1994. He worked with a skilled artist, John Batchelor, to ensure that his books were well illustrated with cutaway diagrams. He contributed articles to a variety of journals, and his books have been translated into a dozen languages. In Brazil, Argentina, and Spain his translated books are popular among military circles.
Hogg has been described by publishing people who worked with him as "an unassuming man, with a gift to pass on [his] knowledge at any level, and often with a dry humour", which is a gift that most of his readers can readily discern. He was also respected for his professionalism as an author. Walter said that he was "a consummate professional who (unlike most of his peers) usually submitted manuscripts on time, within agreed parameters, and accompanied by all the illustrations."
Hogg was a frequent guest on the History Channel's Tales of the Gun and a contributor to the A&E channel's 1996 series The Story of the Gun, as well as other military-related television programs. He was described as being "one of the most objective researchers on firearms and their origins".
Hogg, Ian V. (1970). Barrage: The Guns in Action. Ballantine Books. OCLC123916.
—— (1970). German Secret Weapons of World War 2. Arms and Armour Press. ISBN085368-053-1.
—— (1970). Military Pistols and Revolvers. Arco Publishing.
—— (1971). The Guns 1914-18. The Pan/Ballantine History of the First World War, Book No 5. Pan Books. ISBN978-0-330-23838-0.
——; Thurston, L. F. (1972). British Artillery Weapons & Ammunition 1914-1918. Ian Allan.
Editors (May 2002), "Ian Hogg, 1926-2002", Greenhill Military Book News (115), archived from the original on 18 March 2006, retrieved 2017.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link) (Greenhill Books Company newsletter.)