LES CANONS DE LA VICTORIE V2- Heavy artillery
August 2, 1914, both sides developed during four years a formidable artillery of very large size. But in this race to gigantism, France has been delayed, she will have to fill a forced march. The first resource artillery great power in support of our Hairy in the trenches, are provided at the end of the year 1914 by the Navy puts on shore or on barges and river gunboats, pieces of 100 mm, 14 , 16, 19 and 24 cm. The Coast Artillery also provides similar resources in guns, but the adaptation of these edge pieces and side-war position on earth requires the development of special carriages of using for Most of them appropriate support: the rail. Thus was born a powerful heavy artillery on track (ALVF), based on impressive carriages, trucks, numbering several hundred in 1918, will be the instruments of a steel flood. This small, highly structured volume looks at some 49 different materials of this kind, modest 95mm side mounted on armored car, to the impressive hardware 340, 370 and 400 mm, not to mention the most gigantic of all, the howitzer of 520 mm model 1916-265 tons rail - whose shell alone weighed over 1,600 pounds.1 vol, 68 pgs 2009 FRANCE, HISTOIRE & COLLEC
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