American Civil War Artillery 1861-65: Field Artillery by Philip Katcher

By Philip Katcher

Maybe the main influential arm of both military within the prosecution of the yank Civil warfare, the artillery of either side grew to become hugely expert companies, centralizing their artillery, organizing artillery battalions from person batteries and giving their commanders better ranks than box artillerymen had formerly held. In conflict, the creation of the 12-pdr. Napoleon , heavily by way of rifled cannon, supplied a spread and gear formerly unknown on American soil. This e-book info this very important cog within the war-machine of either side. New leading edge 38 and forty also are to be had in one quantity particular version as ‘American Civil struggle Artillery 1861-65’.

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62mm MG for anti-aircraft or defence suppression. A 60mm mortar is mounted in the turret roof. The 105mm gun is fully stabilised. Fire-control system includes a ballistic computer and laser rangefinder. Merkava carries a basic load of 62 rounds of 105mm which can be increased to 85 rounds. LIGHT TANKS AND MAIN BATTLE TANKS Right: Merkava Mk 2 (Israeli MoD) VARIANTS Merkava Mk 2 entered production in 1983 and has several improvements, including improved armour protection and fire-control system.

AMX-30D ARV. AMX-30 AVLB. 155mm GCT self-propelled howitzer uses AMX-30 chassis (see SPGs). AMX-30 driver training tank is AMX-30 with turret replaced by observation cupola. AMX-30 EBG Combat Engineer Tractor. Roland anti-aircraft missile system. Shahine anti-aircraft missile system, built for Saudi Arabia. AMX-30 DCA twin 30mm self-propelled anti-aircraft system. STATUS Production complete. In service with Bosnia, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, France, Greece, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Spain, United Arab Emirates and Venezuela.

25m Trench: 3m Gradient: 60% 30% Side slope: Armour: Classified Armour type: Steel/composite/laminate Yes NBC system: Night vision equipment: Yes (passive) DEVELOPMENT The Leclerc MBT has been developed by GIAT Industries as the replacement for the French Army's existing fleet of AMX-30 B2 30 series of MBTs. Development started in 1983 and the first of six prototypes was completed in 1989, these were however preceded by a number of test rig vehicles. The first production Leclerc was completed in December 1991 and delivered to the French Army in 1992.

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