Colonial Marines Technical Manual (1)

Mk.35 Pressure Suit

Pig

Alien Cutaway

Scans taken “The Colonial Marines Technical Manual” written and illustrated by Lee Brimmicombe-Wood and published by Boxtree in 1995… I’ll have to admit this rare book is one of my prize possessions!

“The Colonial Marines Technical Manual” if you hadn’t of guessed is basically an analytical expansion on all the military hardware envisaged and designed for the movie Aliens. This book covers in an insane level of detail everything this future American fighting force has at it’s disposal, from the things you’ll recognise: Pulse Rifles, Drop Ships & Smart Guns etc through to things you won’t: Ghille Suits, Rocket Launchers, Tanks and much more…

If you’ve ever watched Aliens and wondered just how many floating point operations a Synth – sorry – Artificial Person is capable of processing per second then this is simply an absolute must read!

5 thoughts on “Colonial Marines Technical Manual (1)

  1. Cheers Tim :)

    Yeah Gruenwald’s temptation of St. Anthony – truly an astonishing piece of art, as is the rest of The Isenheim Altarpiece – would like to see it for real some day….

  2. Thanks for the thumbs up. It’s been a few years since I last looked at those pics. I recall knocking them out on the kitchen table so many, many years ago.

  3. Many Thanks for the Comment Lee! it’s a superb book, I remember reading snippets from it in the early 90′s via the Black Horse Uk Comic… Love all of it particularly the Illustration, the in-situ Quotes, and the Post Acheron Weyland Yutani Report….. how did we ever get to AVP :(

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