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Railway Guns: British and German Guns at War

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In the nineteenth century the War Office showed little interest in developing large heavy artillery for its land forces, preferring instead to equip its warships with the biggest guns. Private initiatives to mount a gun on a railway truck pulled by a steam engine were demonstrated before military chiefs in the Southern Counties, but not taken up. However, the development ...more
Published February 3rd 2017 by Pen and Sword Transport
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Jul 16, 2017 rated it it was ok
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Although full of interest photographs and details a coherent history and development of railway guns I feel I didn't really gain a greater understanding of this form of artillery.
Maybe it was aimed at with someone with more prior knowledge and appreciation of such guns. I still don't fully understand the difference between a gun and a howitzer but the seem heavy difficult beasts to move and target. Trying to get to get to grips with trajectory, elevation and rotation.
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