By Lou Drendel
... and kill MIGs КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Издательство: Squadron/Signal publicationsСерия: Squadron 6002Автор(ы): Lou DrendelЯзык: EnglishГод издания: 1974Количество страниц: 65Формат: pdfРазмер: 34.4 mb Rapid0
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The gasoline engine-driven chain saw rounds out the list of those items initially lifted into the site. " All of the above represented the precautions and fortiﬁcations necessary to beat off an enemy attack at moments of crisis, which on some occasions could be intense. However the more “permanent” a ﬁrebase became, the more it would be able to allow itself the luxury of buildings above ground level, in which the garrison could live their everyday lives during the 99 percent of their time when they were not under attack.
In the background is a characteristic timber tower for surveillance apparatus – in this case apparently a searchlight. Neither the van nor the tower have anything like adequate protection against mortars, rockets or even small arms. (US National Archives) of the muzzle of the cannon in a 30˚ cone of red-hot steel splinters, piercing anything and anyone to a range of 300m. The enemy was literally stopped dead in his tracks. The survivors began to pull back, while the ﬁrebase defenders were able to reopen their communications and call in ARA as well as more accurate ﬁeld artillery from LZ Pony, especially to harass the enemy’s line of retreat.
During the following two decades this entirely one-sided action would frequently be cited by advocates of “the electronic battleﬁeld” as a showpiece demonstration of just how powerful their new technology could be, in rather the same way that the British tank corps celebrated their battle of Cambrai in 1917, or all the world’s nuclear strategists were forced to use the bombing of Hiroshima in 1945 as their primary reference point. g. 105mm and 155mm, or perhaps interchangeable 175mm and 8in. barrels using the same SP chassis).
...And Kill MiGs - Aircraft Specials series by Lou Drendel