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Railway Guns Of World War Ii

Author : Steven J. Zaloga
ISBN : 9781472810694
Genre : History
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World War II marked the zenith of railway gun development. Although many of the railway guns deployed at the start of the conflict were of World War I vintage, Germany's ambitious development programme saw the introduction of a number of new classes, including the world's largest, the 80cm-calibre Schwerer Gustav and Schwerer Dora guns, which weighed in at 1,350 tons and fired a huge 7-ton shell. This book provides an overview of the types of railway guns in service during World War II, with a special focus on the German railway artillery used in France, Italy and on the Eastern Front, and analyzes why railway guns largely disappeared from use following the end of the war.

Superguns 1854 1991

Author : Steven J. Zaloga
ISBN : 9781472826114
Genre : History
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Over the last 150 years, gun designers have sought to transform warfare with artillery of superlative range and power, from William Armstrong's 19th-century “monster guns” to the latest research into hypersonic electro-magnetic railguns. Taking a case study approach, Superguns explains the technology and role of the finest monster weapons of each era. It looks at the 1918 “Wilhelm Gun,” designed to shell Paris from behind the German trenches; the World War II “V-3” gun built to bombard London across the Channel; the Cold War atomic cannons of the US and Soviet Union; and the story of Dr Gerald Bull's HARP program and the Iraqi “Supergun” he designed for Saddam Hussein. Illustrated throughout, this is an authoritative history of the greatest and most ambitious artillery pieces of all time.


Author : Stephen Smith
ISBN : 9780785835493
Genre : History
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Delivering the heaviest possible ammunition onto the enemy and his strong points serves a number of military functions. It destroys protective positions and is ideal for siege or trench warfare. It maintains distance from the opposition without endangering one's own troops. Also significant, heavy artillery saps the enemy's morale when they see them rolling out on the front lines. Most importantly, the heavyweights shared in these pages were game changers. Before the end of the 14th century, strong city walls and castle ramparts were almost impregnable but as technology progressed and the weapons got bigger, the way of battle changed. As defense on the battlefield adapted, innovation spurred more destructive and damage dealing weapons. Before long, every army had its artillery train, and a significant point of pride was the largest and most potent of the weapons. Weather it was against giant warships or castle walls, heavyweights got the job done. Covering military history chronologically, each period has a number of case studies. From the stone-shot Turkish supercannon to the atomic artillery of the 1950s. Whether it was by land or sea, the biggest, baddest, heavy artillery are paid homage within these pages. As the guns and munitions grew, so did the massive shells, ammunition carriers, and reloaders. The largest weapons are itemized and their uses in wartime are documented. Additionally, there are appendices that identify the largest of other guns, hand held or personal weapons, and aircraft. This book asks the question, "Is bigger always better?" In these cases, the answer is yes.

Sherman Firefly

Author : David Fletcher
ISBN : 9781780968056
Genre : History
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The most powerfully gunned tank fielded by the Allies during World War II was the Sherman Firefly. An ordinary American-built Sherman modified by the British, the Firefly had the firepower that could finally match the awesome German tanks that had dominated Europe. David Fletcher examines the controversy that dogged the Firefly and the psychological boost the tank provided to Allied forces. Exploring its successes and failures on the battlefield and providing a realistic assessment of the tank's worth, this is essential reading for anyone wanting to know the facts about a tank variant that quickly developed its own mythology.

Relatos De Un Cazador

Author : Iván Turguénev
ISBN : 9788490747810
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Turguénev intenta retratar de forma objetiva la vida de los campesinos por medio de su visión situaciones concretas en el ámbito rural, en el que pone en primer plano elementos de la cultura y sociedad de la época. Destaca la denuncia nítida del régimen de servidumbre que imperaba en Rusia. La publicación de Relatos de un cazador causó un gran impacto entre sus contemporáneos. Los lectores asistieron a la primera vez que se retrataba la sociedad rural con tal profundidad psicológica. Para las autoridades de la época, la obra era incendiaria, lo que derivó en una estrecha vigilancia del autor. La calidad literaria del texto es indudable, pero destaca especialmente la riqueza de las descripciones y el espectacular despliegue léxico que conforma un lenguaje literario ejemplar.

Vanguard To Trident

Author : Eric Grove
ISBN : UOM:39015012296656
Genre : Great Britain
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This major study clearly demonstrates how cabinet-level decisions have shaped the British fleet, its size, capabilities, and activities, and also provides an assessment of naval policy since the Falklands and the problems that face the Royal Navy.

Naval Weapons Of World War Two

Author : John Campbell
ISBN : UOM:39015058010763
Genre : Naval art and science
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All Hands

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History Of World War Ii

Author : Francis Trevelyan Miller
ISBN : WISC:89088308671
Genre : World War, 1939-1945
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The Illustrated Encyclopedia Of 20th Century Weapons And Warfare

Author : Bernard Fitzsimons
ISBN : STANFORD:36105024843422
Genre : Military art and science
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