Tank Turret Fortifications

The book also details the decline of the idea as countries reassessed the threats they faced and slowly dismantled all their fixed fortifications.

Tank Turret Fortifications

Author: Neil Short

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 1847973671

Page: 224

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Tank Turret Fortifications traces the origins of the idea from the development of the first armoured turrets in the nineteenth century through to the present day. On the way it covers the inter-war period when the first turrets were used in this way, the Second World War, when tank turrets were used on every front in the European Theatre of Operations, and the post-war period, when tank turrets were used even more widely. The book also details the decline of the idea as countries reassessed the threats they faced and slowly dismantled all their fixed fortifications. Widely used during World War Two and since, tank turret fortifications deserve a history, and Neil Short has spent several years writing this, the first proper study.

D Day Fortifications in Normandy

These usually used turrets from captured French tanks and the two most common
types in Normandy were the World War I Renault FT tank turrets and the later
APX-R turret as seen here.The APX-R turret was developed by the Atelier de ...

D Day Fortifications in Normandy

Author: Steven J. Zaloga

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1849080364

Page: 64

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German defenses along the Normandy beaches were part of the larger Atlantic Wall fortifications designed to defend Fortress Europe. When Field Marshal Erwin Rommel took command of the invasion front in late 1943, he began a program to enhance fortifications along the Normandy coast as he believed that any Allied assault had to be stopped on the invasion beaches themselves. His most important contribution to the defenses was an extensive program of improvised beach obstructions to complicate any landing attempt. This book analyses these fortifications and describes how the Allied forces overcame them on the morning of June 6, 1944.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

UF Designers , Tank Engineers , Tank Tank designers BT Military engineers
Tank gas USE Liquefied petroleum gas Tank gunnery ... Tank warfare Tank
trucks ( May Subd Geog ) BT Trucks RT Petroleum - Transportation NT
Chemicals — Transportation Tank turrets ... UF Armored cars ( Tanks ) Cars ,
Armored ( Tanks ) Motor vehicles in war BT Automobiles , Military Fortification ,
Field Mechanization ...

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The Encyclopedia Americana

However , turrets are quite expensive , and use may be made of either armored
or concrete casemates . ... post Borracks Storage & Kitchen Magazine Hospital A
- Tank obstacle , steel rails 1- Observation turret . anchored in ... From about 1870
to 1890 no seacoast fortifications were constructed in the United States . By the ...

The Encyclopedia Americana

Author: Alexander Hopkins McDannald

Publisher:

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Fortifications and defense of the state

Ouvrage Chenois to comprise one 75 mm turret , one casemate for three 75 mm
guns , one turret for either 75 mm guns or 81 ... Between these forts were to be a
series of infantry casemates providing flanking anti tank gun fire and frontal and ...

Fortifications and defense of the state

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The Sound of War

... found themselves in the open within point - blank range of the Panther tank
turrets that were part of the fortifications of ... According to the official history ,
three Sherman tanks were quickly knocked out , and the infantry suffered heavily
from ...

The Sound of War

Author: Peter Stursberg

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 313

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"Fifty years ago, on 10 July 1943, Canadian troops landed in Sicily. It was the first full-scale action of the Second World War involving Canadians (apart from Dieppe), and Peter Stursberg covered the action as a CBC war correspondent. He went on to cover the Italian campaign, the invasion of southern France, the liberation of the Netherlands, and the entry of the Allies into Berlin." "The Sound of War is a highly personal account from a journalist who was on the front lines, observing the men in battle. It is an insider's account of what war was like on a day-to-day basis, in London, Algiers, Sicily, Italy, and northwestern Europe." "Stursberg, whose voice from the war became well known in Canada, also participated in another historic event. The establishment and organization of the CBC's overseas news reporting during the war formed the basis for the creation of a national news service. Radio, with its immediacy and impact, became a significant medium for the carrying of war information to the home front; its more dramatic coverage challenged that of the print news. Stursberg explains how the CBC's approach to broadcasting from the front outdid that of its rivals in radio, the BBC and the American networks."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Italian Cadastre of Artificial Cavities

Tank turrets , their primary armament removed , were used for automatic
weapons . Today , almost all the works are in disuse . In Tunisia , numerous
fortifications bear witness to the French occupation of Bizerte . Military
installations can be ...

Italian Cadastre of Artificial Cavities

Author: Roberto Basilico

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited

ISBN:

Page: 317

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This is the first volume in a new series of Hypogean Archaeology aiming to promote the archaeological, architectonical, speleological and historical investigation of artificial cavities. This volume covers the first 55 index cards relating to the underground works registered in the Italian regions of Lombardy, Piedmont and Tusacany. Intended as an initial contribution to the classification and knowledge of artifical cavities, the cadastre includes a "Classification of artificial cavities by typology", essential for an understanding of the vast range of underground cavities.

United States Congressional serial set

OFFICE BOARD OF ENGINEERS FOR FORTIFICATIONS , New York ,
September 24 , 1867 . The following report upon Mr . James Ryan ' s revolving
iron fort is ... The peculiar feature of this revolving fort consists in this : that the
armored turret , containing and protecting the guns , rests upon a cylindrical iron
vessel , which floats in water within an iron tank . It is claimed by the designer that
this method of ...

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House Documents

OFFICE BOARD OF ENGINEERS FOR FORTIFICATIONS , New York ,
September 24 , 1867 . The following report upon Mr . James Ryan ' s revolving
iron fort is ... The peculiar feature of this revolving fott consists in this : that the
armored turret , containing and protecting the guns , rests upon a cylindrical iron
vessel , which floats in water within an iron tank . It is claimed by the designer that
this method of ...

House Documents

Author: USA House of Representatives

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Tank Warfare

the Soviets divided tanks into several categories with very specific tasks . There
were ... The T - 26 ( A4 and A5 ) was produced with two turrets . In 1937 ...
HEAVY TANKS A tank force had to have heavy tanks to destroy heavy
fortifications .

Tank Warfare

Author: Christer Jorgensen

Publisher: Spellmount, Limited Publishers

ISBN:

Page: 176

View: 789

This military history provides the reader with a guide to tank warfare, including the development of tank tactics and strategy. Also included are details of great tank battles such as Cambrai, Kursk, Chinese Farm and the Gulf War.

Buffalo Soldiers

The German name for their fortification of this mountain range was Goten
Stellung or Gothic Line . Construction of ... Many of the fortifications were carved
into the mountains , whereas in some sectors , tank turrets were placed in
concrete .

Buffalo Soldiers

Author: Thomas St. John Arnold

Publisher:

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Page: 245

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