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Railway Guns: Railway Gun, Amiens Gun, 12-Inch Coast Defense Mortar, 130 MM-50 B13 Pattern 1936, 14-50 Caliber Railway Gun Source Wikipedia

Railway Guns: Railway Gun, Amiens Gun, 12-Inch Coast Defense Mortar, 130 MM-50 B13 Pattern 1936, 14-50 Caliber Railway Gun

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Published September 4th 2011
ISBN : 9781156578780
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38 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 37. Chapters: Railway gun, Amiens Gun, 12-inch coast defense mortar, 130 mm/50 B13 Pattern 1936, 14/50 caliberMorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 37. Chapters: Railway gun, Amiens Gun, 12-inch coast defense mortar, 130 mm/50 B13 Pattern 1936, 14/50 caliber railway gun, 28 cm SK L/40 Bruno, 38 cm SK L/45 Max, 24 cm SK L/40 Theodor Karl, 21 cm SK Peter Adalbert, 20.3 cm K, 24 cm Theodor Kanone, Krupp K5, 24 cm Theodor Bruno Kanone, 17 cm SK L/40 i.R.L. auf Eisenbahnwagen, BL 9.2 inch Railway Gun, 21 cm K 12, BL 14 inch Railway Gun, 28 cm K L/40 Kurf rst, Cannone navali da 381/40, BL 13.5 inch Mk V naval gun, 24 cm SK L/30 Theodor Otto, 28 cm schwere Bruno Kanone, 14-inch M1920 railway gun, BL 12 inch railway howitzer, 38 cm Siegfried K, Obusier de 520 mod le 1916, BL 12 inch Railway Gun, 15 cm K, 15 cm SK Nathan, 8-inch M1888, 8 inch Mk. VI railway gun, Type 90 240 mm railway gun, 17 cm K, BL 18 inch railway howitzer, List of railway artillery. Excerpt: A railway gun, also called a railroad gun, is a large artillery piece, often surplus naval ordnance, mounted on, transported by and fired from a specially designed railway wagon. Many countries have built railway guns, but the best known are the large Krupp-built pieces used by Germany in World War I and World War II. Smaller guns were often part of an armoured train. Railway guns (like their seagoing analogues, battleships) have been rendered obsolete by advances in technology. Their large size and limited mobility make them vulnerable to attack, and similar payloads can be delivered by aircraft, rocket, or missile. The design of a railroad gun has three issues over and above those of an ordinary artillery piece to consider. Namely how the gun is going to be traversed - i.e. moved from side to side to aim- how the horizontal component of the recoil force will be absorbed by the guns carriage and how the vertical recoil force will be absorbed by the ground. Non-traversing (top)- car traversing mount (middle)- ...