Alan Gilliland

Illustrator of:

The "Trapdoor" Springfield, The AK-47, The Anti-Tank Rifle, The Arisaka Rifle, Avenging Angel, The Barrett Rifle, The Bayonet, The Bazooka, Bazooka vs Panzer, The Beretta M9 Pistol, Blackbeard’s Last Fight, Bradley vs BMP, British Battleship vs Italian Battleship, British Destroyer vs German Destroyer, British Sniping Rifles since 1970, Browning .30-caliber Machine Guns, Browning .50-caliber Machine Guns, The Browning Automatic Rifle, The Browning High-Power Pistol, The Bruneval Raid, Carlson’s Marine Raiders, Chinese Battleship vs Japanese Cruiser, The Colt 1911 Pistol, Colt Single-Action Revolvers, Cromwell vs Jagdpanzer IV, Crusader vs M13/40, Early Military Rifles, The Fall of Eben Emael, The Flamethrower, The Flintlock Musket, The FN MAG Machine Gun, The FN Minimi Light Machine Gun, The G3 Battle Rifle, German Automatic Rifles 1941–45, German Machine Guns of World War I, Gothic Serpent, The Great Expedition, The Hand Grenade, Hotchkiss Machine Guns, Infantry Antiaircraft Missiles, Kill Rommel!, The Last Boarding Party, The Lewis Gun, The Los Banos Prison Camp Raid, The Luger, The M1 Carbine, The M1 Garand, The M14 Battle Rifle, The M16, The M1903 Springfield Rifle, The M3 "Grease Gun", The M4 Carbine, M48 Patton vs Centurion, The M60 Machine Gun, Mauser Military Rifles, MG 34 and MG 42 Machine Guns, The Mosin-Nagant Rifle, MP 38 and MP 40 Submachine Guns, The MP5 Submachine Gun, Nambu Pistols, Operation Archery, Operation Eagle Claw 1980, Panzerfaust and Panzerschreck, Panzerfaust vs Sherman, The PIAT, The Revenge of the 47 Ronin, Run The Gauntlet, SA80 Assault Rifles, Sagger Anti-Tank Missile vs M60 Main Battle Tank, Sharpshooting Rifles of the American Civil War, Sniping Rifles in the War Against Japan 1941–45, Sniping Rifles in World War I, Sniping Rifles on the Eastern Front 1939–45, Soviet Machine Guns of World War II, Soviet Pistols, Soviet Submachine Guns of World War II, The Sten Gun, The Sterling Submachine Gun, Stirling’s Desert Triumph, Storming Flight 181, Storming Monte La Difensa, The Suomi Submachine Gun, The SVD Dragunov Rifle, Takur Ghar, Tirpitz in Norway, U-47 in Scapa Flow, US Combat Shotguns, US Grenade Launchers, US Navy Battleships 1886–98, USN Battleship vs IJN Battleship, The Uzi Submachine Gun, Vietnam War Booby Traps, Walker Bulldog vs T-54, Walther Pistols, Weapons of the Civil War Cavalryman, Weapons of the Samurai, Weapons of the US Special Operations Command, Winchester Lever-Action Rifles


Alan Gilliland, a contributor to more than 70 Osprey titles, notably in the Weapon series, writes, illustrates and publishes fiction (, as well as illustrating for a variety of publishers (