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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.

Railway Guns Of World War I

Author : Marc Romanych
ISBN : 9781472816412
Genre : History
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World War I was the Golden Age of the railway gun. Even though at the start of the conflict none of the armies possessed any railway artillery pieces and the very idea was comparatively new, more railway guns were used during this war than in any other conflict. Designed to break the stalemate of trench warfare, the first railway guns were simple, improvised designs made by mounting surplus coastal defence, fortress, and naval guns onto existing commercial railway carriages. As the war dragged on, railway artillery development shifted to longer range guns that could shell targets deep behind enemy lines. This change of role brought much larger and more sophisticated guns often manufactured by mounting long-barrel naval guns to specially-designed railway carriages. This book details the design and development of railway guns during World War I from the very first basic designs to massive purpose built "monster" railway guns. Accompanying the text are many rare, never-before-published, photographs and colour illustrations depicting how these weapons were used during World War I.

Armored Trains

Author : Steven J. Zaloga
ISBN : 9781849089586
Genre : History
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First seen during the American Civil War and later appearing in the Franco-Prussian War and the Anglo-Boer Wars, the armored train came to prominence on the Eastern Front during World War I. It was also deployed during the Russian Civil War and the technology traveled east into the Chinese Civil War, and the subsequent war with Japan. It saw service on the Russian Front in World War II, but was increasingly sidelined because of its vulnerability to air attack. Steven J Zaloga examines the origins and development of the armored train, focusing equally on the technical detail and on the fascinating story of how armored trains were actually used in combat. This title will appeal to armor, military history and railroad enthusiasts alike.

German Railroad Guns In Action

Author : Joachim Engelmann
ISBN : 0897470486
Genre : Railway artillery
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German Armored Trains In World War Ii

Author : Wolfgang Sawodny
ISBN : 0887402887
Genre : Armored trains
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This is the second volume describing the various German armored trains used during WWII.

Allied Artillery Of World War One

Author : Ian V. Hogg
ISBN : 1861267126
Genre : History
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This is a well-researched and accessible guide to developments in artillery in Britain, France, the United States of America, Italy, Belgium, Serbia and Russia. With over 200 photographs and diagrams from archives around the world, chapters cover field artillery, heavy artillery, railway artillery, coastal defence artillery, anti-aircraft guns and ammunition. Detailed specifications are included for all weapons, and text boxes describe the most significant weapons in detail.

Rail Gun

Author : John H. Batchelor
ISBN : 0852423284
Genre : Artillery
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German Heavy Mortars

Author : Joachim Engelmann
ISBN : 0887403220
Genre : Mortars (Ordnance)
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Photographs and text offer a thorough account of the German heavy mortars employed during WWII.

Super Heavy Tanks Of World War Ii

Author : Kenneth W Estes
ISBN : 9781782003854
Genre : History
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The super-heavy tanks of World War II are heirs to the siege machine tradition Â? a means of breaking the deadlock of ground combat. As a class of fighting vehicle, they began with the World War I concept of the search for a 'breakthrough' tank, designed to cross enemy lines. It is not surprising that the breakthrough tank projects of the period prior to World War II took place in the armies that suffered the most casualties of the Great War (Russia, France, Germany). All of the principal Axis and Allied nations eventually initiated super-heavy development projects, with increasingly heavy armor and armament. Much as the casualties of World War I prompted the original breakthrough tank developments, as Germany found itself on the defensive, with diminishing operational prospects and an increasingly desperate leadership, so too did its focus turn to the super-heavy tanks that could turn the tide back in their favor.

German Armored Trains 1904 1945

Author : Wolfgang Sawodny
ISBN : 0764335235
Genre : History
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This new book is the definitive reference on this little known subject. Starting with the first German uses of military armored trains in the early 1900s, the book continues through the World War I and Reichswehr periods, to World War II, the main focus of the book. Detailed design, construction, and technical aspects are discussed, as well as analysis of armored train operations on all war fronts that saw them used: Poland, France, the Balkans, Italy, and their extensive use on the Russian Front. Also covered are the use of captured trains, noted personnel, and a history of each train unit.

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