88mm Flak by John Norris, Mike Fuller

By John Norris, Mike Fuller

The German 88 mm used to be by means of a ways the main well-known and flexible artillery weapon of worldwide battle II. It was once first used as an anti-aircraft weapon through the Condor Legion in the course of the Spanish Civil conflict and observed additional provider within the German invasions of Poland and France, the place it used to be first utilized in its anti-tank position. This function used to be rather profitable and the 88 grew to become feared by way of tank crews from North Africa to Russia. except those major roles the 88 mm was once used because the major weapon on late-war German tanks, as a self-propelled gun, or even as an aerial weapon. This publication covers some of these variations, explaining their layout, improvement and operational use.

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Furthermore, recycling is simpler because these metals can be melted and recast. Manufacture One of the strengths of the Roman army was its discipline and employment of a system of fighting that involved every soldier knowing what his neighbour would do in a battle. Drill practice honed this system to perfection. It was said of the Roman army: ‘Their drills were bloodless battles and their battles were bloody drills’ ( Josephus v. 20 Units were assigned special tasks, such as heavy infantry, light infantry, skirmishers or cavalry, but all acted together as a unit.

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There is no firm evidence of this in the archaeological record; however, if such a device had been made, the wooden section would have decomposed and, if the metal lining remained intact, it would probably have been misidentified as a shield boss or not identified at all. Spinning Spinning is a production system where a thin sheet of metal is rotated and pressure is 36 Roman Imperial Armour Figure 19: Wooden doming block with steel insert applied to the sheet to force it against a wooden former (Hodges 1989, 74–5).

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