Artillery Equipments of the Napoleonic Wars (Men-at-arms 96) by T.Wise

By T.Wise

Forty стр, около forty черно-белых фотографий и русунков, eight цветных вкллек.
Выпуск посвящен артиллерии времен Наполеоновских войн.
Дан внешний вид орудий, основные боеприпасы, конструкция лафетов, передков, конской упряжи, положение орудия во время перевозки, вспомогательное оборудование (зарядные ящики, телеги, полевые кузницы) и т.п.
Много фотографий орудий и снаряжения из музейных коллекций.

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It shared all the teething problems of the M48 series, exacerbated by its unique turret and problems resulting from the extended storage period of the tanks while awaiting successive modification programs. The ease of operation for the driver remained equal to its lighter medium stable-mate. Although overall weight had crept up to 64 tons with the new engine and increased fuel, the tank climbed the same hills and forded the Orphaned from 1st Tank Battalion by its deployment to Vietnam, their M103A2s fell in with the wartime activation of 5th Tank Battalion as its D Company.

Exiting Vietnam by 1970, the traditional Cold War enemy remained in place and the Corps returned to post-World War II concepts of mobilization and reinforcement of the European theater. The studies and war games conducted at Quantico in the late sixties repeated the 1946 judgment that the current inventory of tanks and antitank weapons no longer sufficed for the NATO mission at any level M103A2, USMC, 1972 Improvements to the operability of the M103A2 also included the conversion of the rangefinder from stereoscopic to coincidence optics.

Another archivist, Herbert Rawlings-Milton, guided my successful petition for a mandatory declassification review of classified files. At the USMC Historical Center at Quantico I received expert assistance from Danny A. Crawford, Robert V. Aquilina, Annette Amerman, Lena M. Kaljot, and Kara Newcomber, as well as support from the director, Dr Charles Neimeyer. I am indebted to Ken Smith-Christmas, Dieter Stenger, Mark Henry, Keith Alexander, J. Kater Miller, and Al Hinde of the National Marine Corps Museum, Quantico VA for their assistance.

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