American Coastal Defences 1885-1950 by Terrance McGovern, Bolling Smith, Peter Bull

By Terrance McGovern, Bolling Smith, Peter Bull

American Coastal Defences 1885-1950 КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ American Coastal Defences 1885-1950 (Fortress forty four) ByTerrance McGovernPublisher:Os Publishing2006 64PagesISBN: 1841769223PDF19 MBA new around of fortification development begun within the usa and its abroad territories within the late-19th century, which benefited from the most recent know-how and the rise in America's around the world financial stature. This booklet offers a concise advent to the layout, improvement and objective of yank coastal defenses within the 'modern interval' (1885-1950), a interval outlined by way of concrete, metal, and strong breech-loading rifles. full of interval and modern day photographs of the fortifications, and written through a number one professional, it covers the emplacements, weaponry, gear, and other people that defended their kingdom in instances of significant swap and uncertainty.sharingmatrixletitbit zero

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Railway gUlls to Canada for Esquimalt and Prince Rupert. Both Australia and New Zealand received IS5mm guns, but offers of weapons to most other allies outside the Caribbean were either declined or thwarted by rapid Axis advances. Seacoast ammunition All the effort to build seacoast guns and erect batteries was wasted without reliable and effective ammunition. Seacoast artillery ammunition was composed of four basic elements. A primer at the base of the charge ignited the propellant in the gun.

Note the 7Smm sub-caliber training gun on top of the barrel. wrapped in a tarp. (NARA Still Pictures 20B-AA-125-x) ABOVE 41 mission was anti-motor torpedo boat defense, but they were also effective in the antiaircraft role. Batteries of 40mm guns replaced 37mm guns, also functioning in both roles. World War II overseas batteries ABOVE 15Smm GPF gun MI917 on the Pacific Coast in February 1942. Firing practice is under way at a temporary field emplacement. (NARA Still Pictures 208·AA-125·x) RIGHT An M 1920 1410.

At the time, the decision was not considered final. a one's first choice, casemates \'\'ere selected because they offered the best protection within budgetary limits. However, the decision became irrevocable, partly because the acknowledged success of the San Francisco batteries and partly due to the pressure of first funding and then time. ·When the army had time to develop turrets, it did not have the money. \·Vhen it had the money, it did not have the time. Although the chief of coast artillery continued to advocate turrets, serious consideration was limited to postwar armament, when the pressure of World War II had abated.

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