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Tank Turret Fortifications Hardcover – February 1, 2007
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Something new to the field of study of fortifications is the topic of this book. For many years numerous articles have appeared on the topic of tank turrets used as fortifications, and even some details in books on fortifications, but no single book has come out on the subject in English. This specialized study covers the use of turrets from tanks and specially made tank type turrets in defensive positions. In some cases entire tanks or just their chassis were buried and turned into defensive positions, but the use of turrets on concrete fortifications is the core of this work.
The author goes back to the origin of the armored turret in modern fortifications and how a special mobile armored two man turret was created with a 53-mm gun that could be rolled into position. World War I left many outdated tanks after a period of years and the French took a number of their FT-17 tanks and turrets and added them to their defenses of the intervals while the Soviets did the same with similar outdated tanks and some that just were not successful models. It is quite interesting to see how the author has identified how they were first used near Leningrad and then added to the defensive sectors of the so called Stalin Line if you have read about the German experience against similar positions during their drive on Lenningrad in 1941.Read more ›
In fact Russia still has these on the border between China and Russia. The Germans use4d them in WW2 as well as many other countries.
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A little known subject with a really good in depth study or Tanks as fixed implacements. From pre WWII up to recent times.Published on January 25, 2014 by Amazon Customer