Artillery: An Illustrated History of Its Impact (Weapons and Warfare)

Artillery: An Illustrated History of Its Impact (Weapons and Warfare)

Jeff Kinard


Artillery: An Illustrated heritage of Its effect charts the advance of huge, crew-operated battlefield guns from the dart firers and catapults of the traditional global to the discovery of gunpowder in China and its functions in medieval Europe, and from the emergence of naval and land gunnery 4 centuries in the past to the most recent rapid-fire, rocket propulsion, laser assistance, and antiaircraft technologies.

Written through a professional on army history,Artillery explores the technological and strategic recommendations that experience made those guns more and more potent at breaking via fortifications, causing casualties from a secure distance, supplying disguise for advancing forces, demoralizing competitors, and protecting positions from assault. past the battlefield, the publication additionally seems on the influence of artillery on background and at the lives of civilians in addition to soldiers.

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